Saturday, May 12, 2007

A Judge Only John Edwards Could Love

A vile administrative law judge from Washington, D.C. has become the poster boy for lawsuit abuse. Administrative Law Judge, Roy Pearson is suing a local Dry Cleaners for a whopping $67 MILLION for (gulp!) misplacing a pair of his pants...his “favorite pants,” from Pearson’s perspective.

How did a lawyer, turned judge come up with such an absurd number?

Well according to Through the Magnifying Glass, “Pearson went to the law books and citing the District of Columbia's consumer protection laws, he "claims" he's entitled to $1,500 per violation, PER DAY!

“So how did he come up with $67 million for damages and legal fees?

“$1,500 for each violation, each day during which the "Satisfaction Guaranteed" sign and another sign promising "Same Day Service" was up in the store - more than 1,200 days.

“Then he's multiplying each violation by three because he's suing Jin and Soo Chung and their son.
He also wants $500,000 in emotional damages.
Plus $542,500 in legal fees.

“And he wants $15,000 for 10 years' worth of weekend car rentals (for forcing him to drive to another dry cleaner store).”

Well, the good news is that Pearson’s law license is being reviewed and his picture no longer appears on D.C.’s list of OAH (Office of Administrative Hearings) judges.

If this guy winds up losing his judgship AND his law license for abusing the legal system, that would certainly be poetic justice.

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