Friday, May 04, 2007

Ratbastard Lawyers

Judge Sues Cleaner for $65M Over Pants

It's hard to give up ambulance chasing

Note:  For what it's worth, Bar Association has no entry for lawyers named Roy Pearson.

According to court documents, the problem began in May 2005 when Pearson became a judge [for now] and brought several suits for alteration to Custom Cleaners in Northeast Washington, a place he patronized regularly despite previous disagreements with the Chungs. A pair of pants from one suit was not ready when he requested it two days later, and was deemed to be missing.

Pearson asked the cleaners for the full price of the suit: more than $1,000.

But a week later, the Chungs said the pants had been found and refused to pay. That's when Pearson decided to sue.

Manning said the cleaners made three settlement offers to Pearson. First they offered $3,000, then $4,600, then $12,000. But Pearson wasn't satisfied and expanded his calculations beyond one pair of pants.

Because Pearson no longer wanted to use his neighborhood dry cleaner, part of his lawsuit calls for $15,000 _ the price to rent a car every weekend for 10 years to go to another business.

"He's somehow purporting that he has a constitutional right to a dry cleaner within four blocks of his apartment," Manning said.

But the bulk of the $65 million comes from Pearson's strict interpretation of D.C.'s consumer protection law, which fines violators $1,500 per violation, per day. According to court papers, Pearson added up 12 violations over 1,200 days, and then multiplied that by three defendants.


Pearson has appointed himself to represent all customers affected by such signs, though D.C. Superior Court Judge Neal Kravitz, who will hear the June 11 trial, has said that this is a case about one plaintiff, and one pair of pants. [Full article - continued]

But, in a  parallel universe ....


Chuck Martel, Esq. said...

Rog, aren't you a lawyer?

Anonymous said...

Judge Pearson is black. He apparently grew up with that chip-on-a-shoulder nigga-attitude that the world owes him more than a living because he's black and all the injustices inflicted on his ancestors.
It doesn't.
Note that the Chungs are Koreans, which blacks seem to hate. I hope there is a judge somewhere in the DC Court system who has the guts to fine this disgrace for the thousands of hours of the Courts' time he has wasted, and chuck him off the bench.

I noticed too that the DC Government web page has taken down all the Administrative System pages. Must be getting too many hits and outraged emails.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I am not a lawyer.

Chuck "NT GLTY" Martel said...

All this time I thought you were a card carrying member of the American Trial Lawyers Ass'n.

Rodger the Real King of France said...


Anonymous said...

Cut the guy some slack -- those are RARE pants. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find men's trousers custom tailored to remove the space normally occupied by testicals?

Anonymous said...

Loser pays would stop this kind of bullshit immediately. Of course with the trial lawyers funnelling money to the dems, that's another of Mike's pipe dreams.

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