This is hilarious. Roy Pearson, a ?Washington D.C. administrative law judge sued a dry cleaner because they lost his pants. And he wants $65,462,500. He says he’s entitled to that $65 million because he’s had? .mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort..
Wow. We’ve all had a favorite pair of pants. But if mine were lost, I don’t think I’d have $65 million worth of anguish over it.
Pearson dropped off a pair of pants in 2005 to have them altered. When he came back to pick them up, he was presented with the wrong pair of pants. (Pearson is also upset because the pants weren’t done on the same day he dropped them off, and he says the “Same Day Service” sign on the wall is therefore fraudulent.)
Pearson demanded $1,150 from the drycleaners to buy a new suit, and later the owners offered him $3,000, then $4,600, then $12,000 to settle. Instead Pearson wants $65 million based upon a consumer protection law that specifies damages of $1,500 per violation per day.
Even funnier is the idea that the drycleaner should pay for Pearson to rent a car. Yes, that’s what he’s saying. You see, the drycleaner he’s suing is in his neighborhood. Now Pearson can’t go there and has to rent a car every weekend to drive to a different drycleaner. He says that’s worth $15,000.