Justice was served in Roy Pearson’s lawsuit against his dry cleaners today. A District of Columbia judge ruled that Mr. Pearson would get somewhat less than the $54 million he sought in his lost pants lawsuit: less than zero (the judge awarded the drycleaners court costs). This news came as a surprise to… well, no one. Tort lawyers were relieved because the whole debacle was making all plaintiffs’ lawyers bad by six degrees of separation connection.
Mr. Pearson had sued Custom Cleaners because Pearson said the cleaners lost an expensive pair of his pants. His lawsuit claimed that signs in the dry cleaners that read “same day service” and “satisfaction guaranteed” were misleading to the consumers.
It is 2019 now and this case still gets attention.