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Judge Seeks $65M from Dry Cleaner for Lost Pants

Posted Apr 26, 2007 10:11 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A Washington, D.C., administrative law judge is seeking $65 million in damages from a dry cleaner that lost his pants, the Washington Post reports.

Roy Pearson says he is due compensation for "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort," for the time he spent on the lawsuit, and for the cost of leasing a car to go to a dry cleaners that is farther from home. He is also seeking damages for violation of a consumer protection statute.

Pearson says he relied on two signs at the dry cleaner reading "Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "Same-Day Service."

An attorney for the dry cleaner says it has offered $12,000 to settle the case.

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