The legal excesses, i.e., excrescences of one D.C. administrative judge, Roy Pearson, have finally burst beyond the Washington, D.C., media to sweep the nation by silly storm, thanks to the opening of the civil trial. Turn on the TV here in Bismarck and there’s ABC’s Jim Avila, telling the story of the judge who sued his drycleaners for millions of dollars because they lost his pants. (Previously recounted here.)
Even the trial lawyers are (mockedly) outraged, Avila reports:
“It’s outrageous and it’s shameful,” Bill Schulz, spokesman for the American Association for Justice, the largest trial lawyer group in the nation, told ABC News. The A.A.J. filed a complaint about Pearson recently with the District of Columbia bar association.
(Interesting. The broadcast news last night had Schulz representing the American Trial Lawyers Association. Apparently some editor recognized after the show that the group had changed its name to hide its reputation, although, of course, they remain more interested in representing trial lawyers than justice.)
Anyway, the DCist blog has a quick and dirty and link-rich summary — we can get that dirt out for you — of the trial, with the big news being Pearson’s crying over the lost pants, his weight gain and painful divorce. What, did the cleaners forget to let out the waist by an inch?
We’ll check back with a summary once justice is done.
Oh, right, too late for justice…at least for the poor Chungs and Custom Cleaners.
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