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Pants Update: Cuffed Again!

D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff is not wasting any time letting the pants man, Roy Pearson, know what she thinks of his persistent efforts to have his $54 million lawsuit against the neighborhood dry cleaners turned around in his favor.

Bartnoff decided in an order released late today that Pearson, the D.C. administrative law judge who sued Custom Cleaners because the cleaners allegedly lost a pair of his pants, "has not presented any new argument or authority that warrants reconsideration of the Court's prior rulings." So Pearson is back where he was before last week's 35-page demand for reconsideration of the verdict against him.

In five quick paragraphs, Bartnoff dismisses Pearson's endless reiterations of his belief that because the cleaners had a sign saying "Satisfaction Guaranteed," an unhappy customer may demand any resolution he wishes from the merchant. Pearson's "continued insistence that the 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' sign in the defendants' dry cleaning store is an absolute, unconditional guarantee that the defendants must accede to any customer demand for satisfaction, no matter how unreasonable or even false," Bartnoff wrote, was already "presented in his pretrial statement, his trial brief, and his arguments at trial."

Enough already, her latest order seems to say.

Except that Pearson has no intention of halting here. He is expected to appeal Bartnoff's verdict in a couple of weeks and he will likely also appeal today's order--all of which only adds to the legal bills faced by the Chung family, the owner of Custom Cleaners.

Meanwhile, a fundraiser for the family is scheduled to be held July 24.

By Marc Fisher |  July 16, 2007; 5:16 PM ET
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Can this nut be committed involuntarily to St. E's?

Posted by: South Loudounian | July 16, 2007 5:51 PM

At what point does the law protect the Chungs?

Posted by: South Four Corners | July 16, 2007 7:01 PM

Who's Pearson going to sue next? His son's girlfriend for not providing 100% satisfaction? The metro system for a 10 minute delay? This man needs to be shot in the head.

Posted by: What an embarrasement | July 16, 2007 7:05 PM

South Four Corners, that's a good question. It's obviously come to the point of harassment. Pearson will never stop his maddening quest against the Chungs. As long as Pearson lives and breathes, no one will be safe from his insane accusations.

Posted by: WAE | July 16, 2007 7:10 PM

The Chungs do not need to pay for a lawyer for this--no judge would rule in favor of Pearson at this point and I am sure they could find someone to take the case pro bono.

Posted by: Ridiculous | July 16, 2007 8:16 PM

Is there a link so we can read Judge Bartnoff's decision in its entirety? Thanks in advance!

Posted by: Thuyen Tran | July 17, 2007 1:54 AM

If the Chungs offered city-wide pick-up and delivery service, many reasonable people would certainly do business with them, if only for the guaranteed satisfaction of sticking it to Judge Pearson.

Posted by: Mike Licht | July 17, 2007 7:40 AM

Pearson is at the center of his universe, invincible. Things must revolve around him. Attention hunger caused by being lonely due to, in the first place, his unreasonable demand of others.

I have never seen such insanity. Judge Bartnoff has the authority to shut the door to his arrogant behavior. Instead, she kept leaving the door open. By stating that he did not present any new argument, she literally invited him to come back for more with new findings. Sad!!!

Posted by: Sad and Angry | July 17, 2007 8:59 AM

With morons such as Pearson running around it's no wonder lawyers have such a bad reputation. This country needs tort reform and Pearson is the text book poster child.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2007 9:02 AM

I find it interesting that when I follow the link to the fundraiser to cover the Chungs' legal costs, I can make a donation directly to their attorneys. So, maybe there isn't an attorney willing to do this pro bono? Too bad.

Posted by: Washington DC | July 17, 2007 11:49 AM

With all the press coverage, he could probably make a run for Mayor's office and
be elected by the voters. He's got name
recognition now.

They reelected Marion Barry.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2007 11:59 AM

Loser-pays tort reform is the only refuge from unscrupulous litigators and nuts like this.

Posted by: Boortz fan | July 17, 2007 1:36 PM

I just saw an announcement that Marion Barry will be honored with a statue of him in the DC Wax Museum. Maybe they can coat Pearson in wax and place him somewhere in the Wax Museum.

Posted by: My Bright Idea | July 17, 2007 4:32 PM

I just saw an announcement that Marion Barry will be honored with a statue of him in the DC Wax Museum. Maybe they can coat Pearson in wax and place him somewhere in the Wax Museum.

Posted by: My Bright Idea | July 17, 2007 4:32 PM

"A what point does the law protect the Chungs?"

Exactly. I've said it before--the process itself has become Pearson's weapon in his insane quest to destroy the Chungs. That's his goal.

Posted by: Claudius | July 17, 2007 5:14 PM

The judge cannot simply dismiss his newest
legal challenges because that becomes grounds for appeal. It sucks that this guy wants to beat this dead horse, but like some already mentioned I think he likes the attention. In the end he will end up with no money, no job, no pair of pants and a lifetime of ridicule.

Posted by: Washington DC | July 17, 2007 6:51 PM

Good Reverand Sharpton, why aren't you defending this man in his time of crisis? Da man is holding him down and he needs your support.

Posted by: Bro | July 17, 2007 8:04 PM

Why because Pearson is black, Sharpton has to come to his aid? For what? He's a friggin' idiot with no job soon suing for $50M+. You ignorant, ignorant fool.

Posted by: DT | July 19, 2007 2:17 AM

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