Monday, June 25, 2007

Pearson Loses Frivoulous Suit Against Dry Cleaners. Update 8-15-07: Peason Appeals Case.


The judge ruled today in favor of the dry cleaner that was sued for losing a pair of pants. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff ruled that Custom Cleaners did not violate the city's Consumer Protection Act as alleged by Roy L. Pearson, despite a sign saying "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

"Plaintiff Roy L. Pearson, Jr. takes nothing from the defendants, and defendants Soo Chung, Jin Nam Chung and Ki Y. Chung are awarded the costs of this action against the plaintiff Roy L. Pearson, Jr."

Pearson, an administrative law judge, sued for several million dollars because of a lost pair of pants that later turned up.The signs in the shop have since been removed.
See Old Blog Entry for more details about the original story.

Update 8-15-07: Pearson has apparently initiated an appeal of this case. Apparently, he does not mind being the target of jokes...



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now all citizens and none citizens can feel confident that the justice system still works.


Brenda

Anonymous said...

You called it pubmeister several months ago. FRIVOLOUS!

I think the ethics police ought to look into the motivation behind the suit a little more closely.

Anonymous said...

Victory for us Average Joes

Ms. Calabaza said...

Who pays for the shopkeeper's legal fees?

Legal Pub said...

Pearson is to pay the legal bill.

Viper said...

The better question now is whether the Chungs will sue Pearson for abuse of process. I think they might.

Did You Stop to Think? said...

YEAH!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know too many people who were pulling for Pearson.

Anonymous said...

Pearson had a novel theory, it is just that he apparently let a personal vendetta become the driving force behind the suit.

Aggressive Atty

Steveubir said...

YEAH!!

Anonymous said...

Frivolous is In the eyes of the beholder