Judge Who Sued Over Pants Loses Job

  1. Judge Who Sued Over Pants Loses Job

    By Associated Press
    10:56 PM CST, November 13, 2007
    WASHINGTON

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-67-million-pants,1,708733,print.story


    A judge who lost a $54 million lawsuit against his dry cleaner over a pair of missing pants has lost his job, District of Columbia officials said.

    Roy Pearson's term as an administrative law judge expired May 2 and the D.C. Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges has voted not to reappoint him, Lisa Coleman, the city's general counsel, wrote Nov. 8 in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from The Associated Press.

    Pearson was one of about 30 judges who worked in the Office of Administrative Hearings, which handles disputes involving city agencies. He had held his position for two years.

    The Washington Post and The (Washington) Examiner, citing sources familiar with the case, reported the commission's decision last month.

    Pearson's lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court claimed Custom Cleaners, owned by South Korean immigrants, did not live up to Pearson's expectations of "Satisfaction Guaranteed," as advertised in store windows.

    Pearson demanded repayment for the lost pants, as well as damages for inconvenience, mental anguish and attorney's fees for representing himself. He calculated his losses initially at $67 million but lowered his request to $54 million.

    Pearson did not immediately respond to an e-mail from The Associated Press requesting comment.
     
  2. :yahoo:
     
  3. About time he got a slap in the face, what a moron.
     
  4. Karma really does work.
     
  5. quite right- this man has shown himself to be unfit to judge others.
     
  6. Karma, indeed. People like him are what make the legal profession the butt of jokes!
     
  7. Glad he got what was coming to him
     
  8. What an idiot.
     
  9. He apparently has never heard the term" dont lose your pants over it" you would hope losing something to the dry cleaner is the least of ones problems this man should consider his life very blessed, good luck on your new job hunt, maybe theres room for you at the drycleaners!!!
     
  10. That $54 million sure would come in handy right about now....
     

  11. :roflmfao::roflmfao:

    wouldnt that be ironic?
     
  12. Justice indeed, he put that family through so much trouble over a ridiculous claim. Judges should not abuse power like that! He just assumed this immigrant family would not be able to fight back. He's claiming attorney fees in representing himself?! What about all the fees the family had to pay out of pocket! I don't see how anyone will hire this ex-judge now that the public knows what he's done.
     
  13. Good to hear!
     
  14. Such wonderful news... maybe now he can work for the drycleaners he tried to sue? OH OH OH.. better yet, he can become a defense lawyer now and stand UP for the poor people...

    There is a special place in Heck for people like him.
     
  15. YES!!! :yahoo: