Roy "Fancypants" Pearson Sues City For $1M To Get Job Back

According to AP, former Judge Roy “Fancy Pants” Pearson is suing to get his old job back and tacking on $1 million in damages. You may remember Pearson as the judge who tried to sue a dry-cleaner for $54 million over a pair of pants. Now, “Fancy Pants” says he was wrongfully dismissed and “vilified in the media.” Whichever way you slice it, he wants money. Details, inside…

The AP article says,

In the suit filed in federal court, Roy Pearson said he was wrongfully dismissed for exposing corruption within the Office of Administrative Hearings, the department where he worked. In court documents, Pearson said he was protected as a whistle-blower and that the city used the fact that he was being “vilified in the media” to cut him out of his job.

In a response to a Freedom of Information Act request from The Associated Press, the city’s general counsel wrote that Pearson’s term as an administrative law judge expired in May 2007, and the D.C. Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges voted not to reappoint him.

Pearson’s lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court claimed Custom Cleaners did not live up to Pearson’s expectations of “Satisfaction Guaranteed,” as advertised in store windows. Initially, Pearson calculated his losses at $67 million but lowered his request to $54 million.”

It’s good to see “Fancy Pants” back on his feet. We were getting concerned since it had been so long since he had wasted taxpayers’ time and money. It’s never too early to start gunning for D-bag of year. Good luck, Roy!

Former Judge Who Lost $54M Pants Suit Sues To Get Job Back [Fox 5]
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  1. BigElectricCat says:

    This guy’s kind of a turd, isn’t he?

  2. witeowl says:

    So… a pair of pant is worth $54 million, but a career and reputation are only worth one mil?

    Yeah, this guy’s not looney at all.

  3. leprofie says:

    Careful what you say about him! You may have to defend yourself in court!

  4. heavylee-again says:

    I think the City should countersue for gross frivolous litagation and costs and tell this guy, in the only terms that he seems to understand – $$, to STFU!

  5. jtheletter says:

    @witeowl: You’re absolutely right. The fact that for losing his job he is only claiming 2% of damages he wanted for losing his pants demonstrates exactly how outlandish his pants lawsuit was. In that light then, it only becomes more apparent that this is not the sort of person you want overseeing justice. Yes, judge, character matters in your profession. And by attempting to financially ruin a business (and the owners) over a single lost pair of pants shows you lack that character and, ahem, judgment.

  6. Juggernaut says:

    Martin Lawrence will play him in the movie…

  7. friendlynerd says:

    Vilified in the media for trying to extort $54 million out of immigrant dry-cleaners…

    Can anyone think of a better reason to be vilified in the media?

  8. Parting says:

    The last person that you would like to have as a judge on your case.

  9. Parting says:

    @friendlynerd: Raping or killing for his pants.

  10. Parting says:

    @witeowl: He lost his reputation himself. And due to his stupidity, he lost his career.

    Hopefully, soon we will have him in Darwin Awards nominations.

  11. Nissan288 says:

    sad part is, he still wound up getting his way and shut down the cleaners. The family had two but shut one down due to stress.

  12. halftank says:

    another DC douchebag

  13. torqueU says:

    As a ‘Pearson’ myself (but not a litigious one) I wish he’d stop dragging all other Pearsons’ names through the mud. Can’t someone sue HIM for his sueing ways??

    Also as a city employee myself I bet he gets back pay and disability (mental) and never has to work again.

  14. Ninjanice says:

    How much time has this guy wasted on being litigious? If he had spent that time actually working, he’d probably have $1M already…

  15. MeOhMy says:

    I think referring to the journalistic reporting of facts as being “vilified” is worthy of a billion dollar class action suit by all journalists.

    PSA: If you don’t want to be “vilified” in the media, you should probably not use venues in which the activities are considered a matter of public record. Just a thought.

  16. lincolnparadox says:

    Shouldn’t he be suing the press for the vilification? Judge Pearson wasn’t reappointed this case (along with his divorce) were occurring during his review process. The review committee denied his re-approval because of a lack of “judicial temperament.”

    I think the poor guy lost a few marbles because of his divorce. That’s worthy of some pity, but still a very good reason for his removal from the bench.

  17. mammalpants says:

    whew. it’s a good thing our system doesn’t work!

  18. camille_javal says:

    knowing how little money the District can afford to waste, I think the city residents should get together with some torches and pitchforks.

  19. RandomZero says:

    Just a thought: If you don’t want to be vilified, maybe you should… stop acting like a villain?

  20. Greasy Thumb Guzik says:

    He’s suing in federal court so the case can be thrown out on Rule 11 grounds of filing a suit that has no merit, as this one obviously has none.

  21. Shadowman615 says:

    According to most of the news stories & whispers around here (DC Area), it was doubtful this guy was going to be reappointed way before he filed the pants lawsuit. He already had one foot out the door; the pants lawsuit was merely icing on the cake.

  22. FLConsumer says:

    Does anyone happen to have copies of some of his rulings when he was a judge? I’m assuming they’d make interesting reading.

  23. Lambasted says:

    I have no sympathy for this pompous jerk.

    I feel sorry that those hardworking store owners had to close a store because of him.

  24. radio1 says:

    He looks like the butler from Fresh Prince of Bel Air…

  25. The Porkchop Express says:

    @Juggernaut: perfect fit.

    Martin can do the crazy just right for this guy.

  26. SayAhh says:

    Bush should make him a Supreme Court justice–then he’ll only have to send his robe to the dry cleaners!

  27. attackgypsy says:

    This guy won his pants lawsuit. In a roundabout way.

    The people he sued, used everything they had to defend themselves, and had to close their business.

    This guy is a scumbag. And deserved to get fired.

  28. Sian says:

    It makes sense really, It’s not like he can sink any LOWER.

  29. theblackdog says:

    I wish this douchenozzle would just go away.

  30. jawacg says:

    What an asshat.

  31. ninjatales says:

    Just when you thought he was locked away in a mental asylum.

  32. Mr.SithNinja says:

    Lost pair of pants: $54million

    Lost Carrer as a Judge and wasted time and money spent in Law School: $1million

    Looking like a jackass with no moral compass or sence of the monetary value of things: PRICELESS