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Judge Catches Plaintiff With Pants Down

DC court rules against litigious fashion victim in $54M (law)suit
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2007 12:28 PM CDT
Judge Catches Plaintiff With Pants Down
Jin Chung, left, Soo Chung, listen as their attorney delivers a statement to the media after the first day of their trial in Washington on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. The Chungs are being sued by DC judge Roy Pearson for 54 million dollars for what he calls "mis-leading signage" at their dry-cleaning business....   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – "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.

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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. (Read more Roy Pearson stories.)

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