What does it say about this country - when a U.S. Administrative Law Judge can sue a dry cleaner for $54 Million?
Damn, we love our pants.
Did Judge Roy Pearson chase down a sheep, tackle the fuzzy bastard and then, mustering all his judicial power, sheer the animal and weave its hair into a sentimental pair of slacks?
C'mon, he bought them in the mall, like the rest of us. Probably from Men's Wearhouse.
Now, at last, the world's dry-cleaners can breath a sigh of relief. Pearson has lost his infamous 'pants' case.
According to Yahoo News, Judge Judith Bartnoff declared, "A reasonable consumer would not interpret 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' to mean that a merchant is required to satisfy a customer's unreasonable demands."
"Bartnoff ordered Pearson to pay clerical court costs of about $1,000 to defendants Soo Chung, Jin Nam Chung and Ki Y. Chung. A motion to recover the Chungs' tens of thousands of dollars in attorney fees will be considered later."
In a perfect world, loonies like Judge Pearson (pictured above) would be disbarred and chained to the Washington Monument for a few days... preferably during peak tourist season. A fitting end to his saga - and a metaphorical tribute to Washington's 'prick of the week.'