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    Abuse of the legal system

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...502763_pf.html

    A lawyer & judge in Washington is suing his tailor for $65 million because they lost a pair of his pants.

    He says he deserves millions for the damages he suffered by not getting his pants back, for his litigation costs, for "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort," for the value of the time he has spent on the lawsuit, for leasing a car every weekend for 10 years and for a replacement suit, according to court papers.

    Pearson is demanding $65,462,500. The original alteration work on the pants cost $10.50.

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    Re: Abuse of the legal system

    I heard about this; crikey... those cleaners are screwed either way. If they "win" they only lose god-knows-how-much in legal fees and time. And if they lose.. well...

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    Re: Abuse of the legal system

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    I heard about this; crikey... those cleaners are screwed either way. If they "win" they only lose god-knows-how-much in legal fees and time. And if they lose.. well...
    Let us hope that a sensible judge awards the cleaners enough money for suffering undue harassment to at least pay their expenses.

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    Re: Abuse of the legal system

    Quote Originally Posted by TC
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    I heard about this; crikey... those cleaners are screwed either way. If they "win" they only lose god-knows-how-much in legal fees and time. And if they lose.. well...
    Let us hope that a sensible judge awards the cleaners enough money for suffering undue harassment to at least pay their expenses.
    I hope so... from the facts I've heard, the case is an outrage....

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    Re: Abuse of the legal system

    I hope he's disbarred for abuse of the system.

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    Re: Abuse of the legal system

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...502763_pf.html

    A lawyer & judge in Washington is suing his tailor for $65 million because they lost a pair of his pants.

    He says he deserves millions for the damages he suffered by not getting his pants back, for his litigation costs, for "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort," for the value of the time he has spent on the lawsuit, for leasing a car every weekend for 10 years and for a replacement suit, according to court papers.

    Pearson is demanding $65,462,500. The original alteration work on the pants cost $10.50.
    It ain't easy to demean the reputation of the legal trade but this guy appears to have done it; give credit where credit is due.




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