the case of the missing pants

This story makes me sick... Roy Pearson, an administrative law judge for the District of Columbia, is suing Ki, Jin and Soo Chung, for over $65 million. Over what? A lost pair of pants. Custom Cleaners in Washington DC apparently misplaced his trousers, and now he wants them to pay: The $67 Million Pants. He says he deserves millions for the damages he suffered by not getting his pants back, for his litigation costs, for mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort," for the value of the time he has spent on the lawsuit, for leasing a car every weekend for 10 years and for a replacement suit, according to court papers. Gratuitous would be an understatement. More here: Lawyer's Price For Missing Pants: $65 Million. It's absolutely ludicrous. Running a dry cleaning business is hard enough, without having to deal with an asshead customer like this, as well as the time and money to defend themselves. There's no doubt the Chungs owe him some money, maybe the cost of a new suit. The Chungs actually offered Pearson $3,000, then $4,600 and, finally $12,000 to settle the case. But $66 million? The guy is out of his mind. The civil trial is set for June, and Pearson apparently plans to call 63 witnesses. What a jerk. If I'm not mistaken, this is his official bio on DC's Office of Administrative Hearings website. I don't care what accomplishments his future might hold—he'll forever be known as the idiot who wanted $66 million for a freaking pair of pants. Hell, I'll buy him a pair of pants. Just leave the Chungs alone.

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