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     Home »  General Discussions »  A $54 Million Dollar Pair of Pants?
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     Wednesday, June 13 2007 @ 10:45 PM EDT
    "How could a pair of pants be worth $54 million dollars? That's the stunning claim made in a lawsuit filed by one Washington, D.C. man, who is of all things, a judge.

    Roy Pearson is suing his dry cleaners for the astronomical amount because he says they lost his pants. The lawsuit is sparking national outrage and it's a hot topic on TV.

    Pearson is representing himself and even broke down in tears when he testified about his pants.

    So how did Pearson arrive at the astounding sum of $54 million? He claims the dry cleaners own him $18,000 a day for the four years since they lost the pants, plus $500,000 in "emotional suffering."

    The dry cleaners being sued are Jin Nam Chung and Ki Chung, immigrants from South Korea.

    The Chungs say they offered to settle with Pearson for $12,000, but he refused. They even say they found the pants, but according to Pearson the pants aren't his.

    Pearson's legal fight may cause him legal problems of a different sort. At least one legal group has called for a disciplinary investigation of the administrative law judge. And his reappointment to the bench is still pending."


    he must have really loved those pants...........

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Thursday, June 14 2007 @ 07:36 AM EDT
    The man should not only be not reappointed, he should be disbarred. Wasting the time and resources of the courts is something judges usually decry, not encourage.

    Not to mention his outrageous claims of damages when the maximum damage done was the cost of the pair of pants, it's a mockery of the system he is sworn to uphold.

    I hope this comes back to bite him in the ass, pantless or not.


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     Thursday, June 14 2007 @ 10:51 AM EDT

    Adding to the insanity surrounding pants, Mayor Carol Broussard said he would sign an ordinance to ban saggy pants. So if you are caught with your pants that sag in Delcambre, LA, you can face up to six months in jail and a $500 dollar fine.

    Yet another elected official wasting time and resources on pants!


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     Thursday, June 14 2007 @ 11:39 AM EDT
    Absolutely incredible. Goes to show the people in charge have a really slender grip on reality. More terrifying than anything in Doctor Who!

    Here's some footage of Sarkozy, the Brand new President of France, off his head at the G8 conference after one too many beers with Vladamir Putin! You'd never catch Blair or Bush in this state...more's the pity really.


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     Monday, June 25 2007 @ 10:37 PM EDT
    this just in!

    [Quote Fox News
    25 Jun 2007,
    Judge Says No Pants Are Worth $54 Million, Rules in Favor of Dry Cleaner

    A judge ruled Monday that no pair of pants is worth $54 million, rejecting a lawsuit that took a dry cleaner's promise of "Satisfaction Guaranteed" to its most litigious extreme.
    Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff ruled that the owners of Custom Cleaners did not violate the city's consumer protection law by failing to live up to Pearson's expectations of the "Satisfaction Guaranteed" sign once displayed in the store window.

    "A reasonable consumer would not interpret 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' to mean that a merchant is required to satisfy a customer's unreasonable demands" or to agree to demands that the merchant would have reasonable grounds for disputing, the judge wrote.

    Bartnoff wrote that Pearson, an administrative law judge, failed to prove that the pants the dry cleaner tried to return were not the pants he took in for alterations.

    Bartnoff ordered Pearson to pay the court costs of defendants Soo Chung, Jin Nam Chung and Ki Y. Chung. The court costs amount to just over $1,000 for photocopying, filing and similar expenses, according to the Chungs' attorney.

    A motion to recover the Chungs' tens of thousands of dollars in attorney fees will be considered later.
    Manning, the Chungs' lawyer, said he expected Pearson to appeal.

    i don't think we'll forget about this one for a long time.

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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