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65 Million Dollar Pants

A legal system gone crazy?

"Lawyer’s Price For Missing Pants: $65 Million

By Marc Fisher
Thursday, April 26, 2007;
When the neighborhood dry cleaner misplaced Roy Pearson’s pants, he took action. He complained. He demanded compensation. And then he sued. Man, did he sue.

Two years, thousands of pages of legal documents and many hundreds of hours of investigative work later, Pearson is seeking to make Custom Cleaners pay – would you believe more than the payroll of the entire Washington Nationals roster?

He says he deserves millions for the damages he suffered by not getting his pants back, for his litigation costs, for “mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort,” for the value of the time he has spent on the lawsuit, for leasing a car every weekend for 10 years and for a replacement suit, according to court papers.

Pearson is demanding $65,462,500."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/25/AR2007042502763.html

This lawyer (also a judge apparently) should be disbarred.

That is out of control.

I read this on Digg.com last week. Some people are just crazy.

Definitely a contender for Biggest Douche in the Universe.

Unbelievable. They should put a hit on him. I would consider it a public service.

They must have been VERY “nice pants”. Probably a pair of those “Dockets”.

see the Seinfield episode where his dry cleaner and wife were wearing all the clothes? Maybe it happens alot more than you’d think. Stupid lawsuit all the same

I bet they’ll think twice before losing another pair of pants.

DC is full of assholes like this. At the community garden I have a plot at there were people threatening lawsuits because of a supposed stolen shovel.

[quote]beebuddy wrote:
DC is full of assholes like this. At the community garden I have a plot at there were people threatening lawsuits because of a supposed stolen shovel. [/quote]

For what?

Denying them their constitutional right to dig?

Man, some people need to get lives.

On a side note, it amazes me that this guy couldn’t even alter all of his pants at the same time b/c he was afraid he would exceed his Visa credit limit so instead of focusing his attention on getting more billable hours to pay down his balance he decides to devote God knows how many hours to harrassing a private enterprise.