From The Examiner, the latest on Judge Roy Pearson, who sued his drycleaners for $54 million for supposedly losing his suit pants.
WASHINGTON (Map, News) – After months of painstaking proceedings, a judicial panel is expected tonight to formally fire the man who became known as the “pants” judge.
The five-person commission will vote to finalize a letter notifying Administrative Law Judge Roy Pearson that he will not be reappointed to the bench of the D.C. Office of Hearings, a little publicized but influential department that hears disputes between city agencies and residents and businesses.
The organization formerly known as the Association for Trial Lawyers of America (now American Association of Justice) made some news playing against type last May when it called for a disciplinary hearing against Pearson. The spin: See, we oppose abuses, these instances of individual excess. Implicit in the posturing was that the civil litigation functions just fine institutionally, and no reforms are necessary.
AAJ, nè ATLA, has been quiet since on the topic. We expect a news release endorsing Pearson’s firing if it comes to that, right?
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