Judge Reduces His Pants Claim -- A Bit

Washington (AP) -- A judge in Washington, DC, who'd been seeking $67 million from a dry cleaner that lost his pants has decided that's too much money for a pair of pants.

He's now asking for just $54 million.

Roy Pearson first sued the cleaners over a pair of pants that they apparently lost two years ago. The administrative law judge was seeking $65 million dollars under his interpretation of a consumer protection act, and two million in common law claims.

Pearson is now focusing on signs in the Custom Cleaners shop that have since been removed. He alleges the shop managers committed fraud and misled consumers with signs that claimed "satisfaction guaranteed" and "same day service."

The attorney for the shop managers says no reasonable person would interpret the signs as an unconditional promise of satisfaction.

(Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Ann Location: Knoxville on Jul 5, 2007 at 05:41 PM
    I certainly hope this so called judge wont get away with such an outrageous claim. At the most this guy should only get the cost of his pants. The owners offered to pay for the pants. Pearson should have taken the offer.
  • by tony seay Location: greene co on Jun 19, 2007 at 03:33 PM
    If your pants are worth 54 million: then what does it cost to lose your shirt?

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