Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pants: Another Reason to Hate Lawyers

Ok, not hate all lawyers, but this specific variety. He's a judge after all, so his pants must be worth $54,000,000.
The charcoal-colored pants at the center of a $54 million lawsuit were unfurled in a Washington courtroom on Wednesday, introduced into evidence by a defense lawyer who called the lawsuit a nightmare for his clients.

Roy L. Pearson Jr., a District of Columbia administrative law judge, is suing the owners of a neighborhood dry-cleaning shop.

Pearson is alleging that the shop, Custom Dry Cleaners, returned the wrong pair of pants to him and, along the way, broke promises made in signs saying "Same Day Service" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

Judge Judith Bartnoff is hearing the case and is expected to make a ruling by the end of next week.

They don't mention it, but the Judge Pearson was so distraught that he cried on the stand when testifying about the pants. That really is galling. Maybe he should be given a padded cell, or a swift kick in the ass to get him straightened out.

Personally I think he's doing a punishment by trial. He'll milk these people dry with legal fees. No doubt the legislature of this country will do nothing for litigation abuse like this, since they are mostly lawyers in the first place and enjoy making big money for stupid people.

I'm rethinking that misanthropy thing again.

1 comment:

BobG said...

Sounds like someone should lose his pants while he's wearing them...