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...