What would you do if the local dry cleaning establishment lost your favorite pair of pants?
Like most people, you would get a little upset. You might become tremendously pissed off and make the establishment refund you for the cost of the dry cleaning and the pants. At worse, you'd haul them off to small claims court and let a judge settle the case.
Then you'd go out and buy another pair of pants and go off to work.
Like most people.
Apparently, Roy Pearson isn't like most people. He's a judge from Washington, D.C. who decided to take his own case to court and sue the local dry cleaners to the tune of $65 million dollars.
For losing his pants.
The Chungs, who own the dry cleaning establishment, have done everything they can to remedy the issue without going to court. They've offered plenty of money to replace the suit and settle the matter. An offer of twelve grand did nothing to satisfy Mr. Pearson.
He's still dragging them to court and asking for $65 million dollars for the inconvenience of having to rent a car and drive across town to use another dry cleaners.
To top it off, the Chungs claim that they have found his pants.
Let's hope a more level-headed judge will throw this case out and make Pearson pay for this absurd use of our legal system.
And to help this case out, I've got a perfectly good suit sitting in my husband's closet-- Pearson, do you want it?