the $54 million pants saga continues

As you know, last week Roy Pearson lost his ridiculous $54 million lawsuit against Custom Cleaners over a pair of pants. I'm sure that came as a relief to the Chungs, who have been dealing with this crazy man's legal trouble for the last two years. They're hoping to get back to their normal lives. However, this lawsuit is unfortunately not quite over: The $54 Million Pants Suit That Wouldn't Die. Pearson is apparently not going down quietly. He wrote to defense lawyer Christopher Manning this week to let the Chung family know that he plans to file today a motion arguing that Bartnoff failed to address Pearson's legal claims and asking the judge to reverse her verdict in the case. Considering everything he's done so far, this motion is really no surprise. In fact, they were expecting it. Pearson, who is a certifiable ass, is not letting it go:
Manning, who has said that the Chungs have already been wiped out financially by the need to defend themselves against Pearson's two-year legal jihad, responded to Pearson by asking that he end the misery for the Chungs, who face legal bills of more than $100,000. Manning asked Pearson to consider moving on, for the Chungs' sake and for his own.

But Pearson was unimpressed and responded to Manning that he will continue to fight in the best interests of all Washington residents. Pearson apparently continues to believe that his crusade to get rich off an immigrant family's small business would somehow better the lives of all D.C. residents.

Pearson is still putting in lots of hours pursuing the case--one of his emails to Manning was time-stamped at 4:05 a.m.
It's true, the Chungs' finances have taken a huge hit because of all this. You can donate (hundreds already have) to their legal defense fund at customcleanersfund.com. There's also going to be a fundraiser for the family on July 24th in Washington DC, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Tort Reform Association. Details here: Support the Chungs. Thank you, Roy Pearson, for making this family's life a living hell. I hope someone does the same for you in return.

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