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The Case of the Missing Pants

A former administrative law judge who sued his dry cleaners for $54 million for losing a pair of pants not only lost the case, but ended up with a 90-day suspension as well.

Roy Pearson, who claimed the pants were worth $1,000, was seeking as much as $67 million in damages, before scaling it back to the slightly more modest figure of $54 million, according to Above the Law.

After failing to win the case in court, followed by a number of disciplinary proceedings against him, a D.C. court of appeals settled the case once and for all, suspending Pearson’s license for 90 days based upon findings of misconduct in both motion and discovery practice and seriously interfered with the administration of justice.

Now, following a 15-year court battle over a pair of lost pants, Pearson will just have to keep his shirt on for three more months until he can go back to work.

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