Judge Roy “Fancy Pants” Pearson is probably crying his poor, litigious little eyes out this morning. He’s lost his infamous $54 million lawsuit against a local DC dry cleaner. Pearson originally sought $65 million in damages after the cleaner allegedly gave him the wrong pants.
He later changed tactics, asking for only $54 million and focusing on the “Satisfaction Guaranteed” sign that was placed in the cleaner’s window. From the AP:
District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff ruled that the Korean immigrant owners of Custom Cleaners did not violate the city’s Consumer Protection Act by failing to live up to Roy L. Pearson’s expectations of the “Satisfaction Guaranteed” sign that was once placed in the store window.
“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.,” the ruling read.
During the trial, Pearson emotionally recalled the moment someone else’s pants were substituted for his own, tears welling up in his eyes. He also produced a witness who compared Soo Chung, Jin Nam Chung and Ki Y. Chung to Nazis. —MEGHANN MARCO
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