For those of you who may not have been keeping up with this case, Judge Pearson is the honyock who sued a dry-cleaner for $54 million dollars because they lost his pants.
Allegedly lost his pants, I should say.
Anyhoo, the case has been an absolute pot-boiling soap opera, with Judge Pearson breaking down in tears on the stand as he described his missing trews and having to leave the courtroom to compose himself after testimony. About his trousers.
You know, I'm halfway tempted to suggest that DC PD investigate these pants -- because trousers capable of making a grown man weep by merely disappearing ... simply must be the One True Trousers, forged by Sauron in the fires of Mount Doom.
That, or they're addictive, demonically-possessed and/or an alien parasite.
The case got even better when Judge Pearson was forced to testify that in 2002 he had lost an earlier version of his "Ppp-rrrrecious" at the very same dry-cleaners, received a $150 check and was banned from the store by the nasssty hobbitses -- excuse me, owners.
Only after begging and pleading was Judge
The case drew outrage from bloggers nation- and world-wide and is seen by some as an indictment of an out-of-control civil justice system.
We here at The LawDog Files would like to commend Judge Judith Bartnoff for her display of simple common-sense -- not only did she find for the defendants and ordered Pearson to pay their court costs, but she is also considering making him pay the attorney fees of the business.
Oh, hell yes he should pay the attorney fees.