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Any of you guys got a pair of pants worth $67million?

by Angeline Booher / May 1, 2007 11:12 PM PDT

Now, I know there are times when a spouse might throw away a well-worn favorite shirt, and life doesn't seem the same without it due to "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort." Happy

A Washington, D.C., dry cleaners says it's their business a longtime customer is taking to the cleaners.

A $10 dry cleaning bill for a pair of trousers has ballooned into a $67 million civil lawsuit.

Plaintiff Roy Pearson, a judge in Washington, D.C., says in court papers that he's been through the ringer over a lost pair of prized pants he wanted to wear on his first day on the bench.

He says in court papers that he has endured "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort."

The lawsuit is based in large part on Pearson's seemingly pained admission that he was taken in by the oldest and most insidious marketing tool in the dry cleaning industry arsenal.

"Satisfaction Guaranteed."


In the TV report, it was said that the couple first offered him $3,000 to settle, and increased the offer to $12,000.

I wouldn't want to before this guy's court as he might let his own agendas dictate his decisions.

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My pants aren't worth that, but what's in them is
by JP Bill / May 1, 2007 11:22 PM PDT

To me


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Mine used to be...
by Rolway / May 2, 2007 12:19 AM PDT

Just a good squirt now. Grin

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Unbeliveable, Can't believe
by Rolway / May 2, 2007 12:17 AM PDT

the court is even hearing this.

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Slightly OT: I'm a little perturbed...
by EdH / May 2, 2007 1:10 AM PDT

that a high-zoot outfit like ABC News cannot spell "wringer" correctly, especially in a story about clothes cleaning!!!!

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This is a Judge?
by caktus / May 3, 2007 3:02 PM PDT

Sound more like an @******!

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I hope this judge....
by C1ay / May 3, 2007 10:03 PM PDT
In reply to: This is a Judge?

...is ultimately removed from the bench and disbarred for his frivilous abuse of the court....

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I just learned from a news item that
by drpruner / May 4, 2007 6:00 AM PDT

he is a judge. When he was appointed or elected he decided to upgrade his wardrobe, and that's when the fun started. Maybe the powers in his jurisdiction can do something about that.

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