Judge Roy Pearson is out of a job.
He’s the guy who sued a dry cleaner in Washington because they lost his pants and had a sign in their window that said “satisfaction guaranteed.”
Pearson wasn’t satisfied, so he sued — for $67 million, or roughly the value of 83,750 new pants.
After months of the legal battle, the owners of the dry cleaner shop gave up, and went out of business, and Judge Pearson went on being a judge, but apparently not satisfying his boss, the D.C. Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law, which has voted not to reappoint him.
He lives on, however, as the poster boy for tort reform. Pants optional.
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About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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