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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