The D.C. administrative law judge who sued his neighborhood dry
cleaners for $54 million over a pair of lost pants found out yesterday
what he’s going to get.Nothing.

Court Rules for Cleaners In $54 Million Pants Suit – washingtonpost.com

“Bartnoff ordered Pearson to pay the Chungs’ court costs — likely to be a few thousand dollars — to cover fees for filings, transcripts and similar expenses. But even bigger troubles loom. She said she will consider making Pearson also pay the couple’s attorneys’ fees arising from the two-year legal battle. With the legal costs likely to exceed$100,000, however, the Chungs aren’t counting on Pearson being able to pay, Manning said.”

“And with good reason. Up for reappointment this year, Pearson could have a hard time keeping his $96,000-a-year job if Bartnoff finds himat fault for his pursuit of the case. While awaiting a decision on his reappointment, Pearson is not hearing cases. He did not respond to e-mails seeking comment yesterday.”

How is that a judge can be so stupid? Oh yeah – he’s a lawyer, too.

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