Post details: Talk About Being Taken To The Cleaners

05/03/07

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Talk About Being Taken To The Cleaners

I began reading the following news story about a judge who is suing a couple for the loss of his fave pants (yes I said pants!), and thought to myself what a waste of court time. I then read that he is seeking a whopping $65 million in damages!!!! And never mind a waste of time, more like down right ridiculous! From a judge yet! Read on:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A missing pair of pants has led to one big suit.

A customer got so steamed when a dry cleaner lost his trousers that he sued for $65 million. Two years later, he is still pressing his suit.

The case has demoralized the South Korean immigrant owners of the mom-and-pop business and brought demands that the customer -- an administrative law judge in Washington -- be disbarred and removed from office for pursuing a frivolous and abusive claim.

Jin Nam Chung, Ki Chung and their son, Soo Chung, are considering moving back to Seoul, seven years after they opened their dry-cleaning business in the nation's capital, said their lawyer, Chris Manning.

"They're out a lot of money, but more importantly, incredibly disenchanted with the system," Manning said. "This has destroyed their lives."

The customer, Roy L. Pearson Jr., who has been representing himself, declined to comment.

According to court documents, the problem began in May 2005 when Pearson became a judge and brought several suits for alterations to Custom Cleaners in Washington. A pair of pants from one suit was missing when he requested it two days later.

Pearson asked the cleaners for the full price of the suit: more than $1,000.

But a week later, the Chungs said the pants had been found and refused to pay. Pearson said those were not his pants, and decided to take the Chungs to the cleaners and sue.

Manning said the cleaners have made three settlement offers to Pearson: $3,000, then $4,600, then $12,000.

But Pearson was not satisfied and expanded his calculations beyond one pair of pants. Because Pearson no longer wanted to use his neighborhood dry cleaner, he asked in his lawsuit for $15,000 -- the cost of renting a car every weekend for 10 years to go to another business.

Full CNN Article Here Including Video

Unbelievable eh! Well believe it! I can only shake my head, and feel bad for this couple. In my opinion lawsuits such as these make a mockery of the legal system. I really hope that saner heads prevail!

What are your thoughts?

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Comments:

Comment from: michael welsh [Visitor] Email
I Think this judge should be drawn and quarted, coated in honey and tied down on a fire ant colony.
Where I come from we are taught to respect our elders, but in this case I'm going to make a rare exception. The belligerant, self-rightous, condescending jackass. I think he is thinking that if someone could sue mcdonalds for serving hot coffee he has a chance. I wonder if he has taken in to account that the dry cleaners probably don't have 67 million dollars. And if he did take it into account then thats pre-meditation. He should have gone after a multi-chain dry cleaners. I mean come on, does he really believe that if an immigrant family has that kind money would come all the way here just to open and operate a dry cleaner?
PermalinkPermalink 05/11/07 @ 04:58
Comment from: sue [Member] Email · http://www.nuttinbutpimp.com/
michael -> yeah, it's just crazy, and you would expect better from a judge!
PermalinkPermalink 05/11/07 @ 07:48

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