Former Judge Roy L. Pearson will not get a new trial over the valuable pants that went missing.
The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected his request to overturn a ruling that denied him damages.
Judge Pearson had argued that the sign in Custom Cleaners, “Satisfaction Guaranteed” meant just that to the tune of $54 million.
Finally, three appellate judges agreed that Pearson’s argument defied logic.
He has one more bite of the apple- Pearson can ask the entire nine-judge court to review the case. He even has the option to try and bring it to the U.S. Supreme Court.
First he lost his pants, then his frivolous lawsuit. Last November, the Administrative Court Judge Roy L. Pearson Jr. lost his job. Pearson was booted this week from his $100,000 job and asked to clear out of his office by the end of business.
Judge Pearson was under consideration for a longer 10-year term, but a judicial committee voted against him. The reason? Judge Pearson did not demonstrate “appropriate judgment and judicial temperament,” according to a source who spoke to the Washington Post.
The Judge Roy L. Pearson story and the $54 plus million lawsuit is the subject of the InjuryBoard.com video available on this website, Fancy Pants-The Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit.
The video, produced by Injuryboard.com, reports that this case was one of the few examples of an actual "frivolous lawsuit," that is an abuse of the court system. The term is a favorite charge of the tort reform movement, headed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and joined by industries with the most to lose from litigation over their products such as chemicals, tobacco, defective drugs, and the auto and insurance industries. #