Trials & Litigation

Pants Judge Files Appeal

Posted Aug 15, 2007 7:29 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The administrative law judge who lost his $54 million lost-pants lawsuit against a dry cleaners has filed an appeal.

Roy Pearson Jr. decided to appeal despite the dry cleaners’ decision to drop a request for $82,000 in attorney fees, Legal Times reports. The cleaners’ owners have raised more than $100,000 for their legal defense fund.

Chris Manning, the lawyer for the cleaners, said Pearson has chosen "desperate irrationality over common sense and decided to appeal, unnecessarily costing the parties more wasted time and the D.C. taxpayers more wasted money."

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