July 12, 2007

Mr. Pants-Happy Strikes Again

Not satisfied with making a complete ass of himself the first time he tried to sue the dry-cleaners for $54 million over a lost pair of pants, Roy L. Pearson goes for it again:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A customer who sued a dry cleaner for $54 million over a missing pair of pants has asked the judge who threw out the widely mocked case to reconsider, saying she committed a "fundamental legal error."

Roy L. Pearson, a local administrative law judge, argued Wednesday that District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff failed to address his legal claims. Bartnoff had ruled that the business owners did not violate the city's consumer protection law by failing to live up to his expectations of a "Satisfaction Guaranteed" sign once displayed in the store.

"The court effectively substituted a guarantee of satisfaction with 'reasonable' limits and preconditions for the unconditional and unambiguous guarantee of satisfaction the defendant-merchant chose to advertise for seven years," Pearson wrote. "That was a fundamental legal error."

If Bartnoff rejects Pearson's motion, he could take the matter to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

From what I've read of this fellah, I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised if he took it all the way to the Supremes. The man seems to have some......issues with reality.

Posted by Robert at July 12, 2007 01:24 PM | TrackBack

There is a robust body of law and precedent concerning sanctions for frivolous litigation. I am shocked no one has acquainted the good judge with it yet. Perhaps if he presses the appeal (pun intended), he'll learn more about it all. At least, I know he would in New York Courts.

Posted by: rp at July 12, 2007 02:52 PM

This guy is a sitting judge. Why am I not surprised.

Q: What do you call a lawyer with a 75 IQ?

A: "Your honor."

Posted by: Hucbald at July 12, 2007 04:58 PM