"Satisfaction Guaranteed" applies only to reasonable demands, and $54 million for a pair of lost pants isn't reasonable, a judge ruled today in siding with the Washington, DC, dry cleaners sued by a disgruntled customer. Roy Pearson had originally asked for $65 million after a $10.50 alteration of a $1,000 suit went awry, the Washington Post reports.
Roy Pearson, a judge in another DC court, must pay the dry cleaners' court costs and may be on the hook for their legal fees. He also faces professional sanctions and the possible loss of his job. On the plus side, the verdict grants observers a reprieve from jokes about losing one's shirt and being taken to the cleaners.