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Friday, June 10, 2016

Remember the administrative law judge who sued his dry cleaner for $65,000,000.00?

Roy Pearson, a member of the D.C. Bar, is back in the news. In 2005, he became famous for bringing a $65,000,000.00 lawsuit against his dry cleaner for losing his pants. Pearson lost at trial, lost at appeal, and lost at a hearing en banc. His conduct during the proceedings led to disciplinary action; and the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility found that he committed two ethics violations.

For a good summary of Roy Pearson's legal struggles, you can read Kevin Underhill's "Lowering the Bar." The relevant post is here.