The $67 Million Pants
Washington, D.C., Lawyer Sues Dry Cleaners for Lost Trousers
By JIM AVILA, CHRIS FRANCESCANI & MARY HARRIS ABC News Law & Justice Unit
May 2, 2007 —
Plaintiff Roy Pearson, a judge in Washington, D.C., says in court papers that he's been through the ringer over a lost pair of prized pants he wanted to wear on his first day on the bench.
He says in court papers that he has endured "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort."
He says he was unable to wear that favorite suit on his first day of work.
He's suing for 10 years of weekend car rentals so he can transport his dry cleaning to another store.
..."People in America are now scared of each other," legal expert Philip Howard told ABC News' Law & Justice Unit. "That's why teachers won't put an arm around a crying child, and doctors order unnecessary tests, and ministers won't meet with parishioners. It's a distrust of justice and it's changing our culture."
The worst part about this story is that this guy is a JUDGE! That tells you a lot about our legal system right now.