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What a “Pant”-load! June 18, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in asshole of the day, common sense, critique, current events, fashion, funny, humor, opinion, pedestrian behavior, stupidity, television, world news.

Chalk this one up to the ole Jay Leno “Have you seen this? Have you heard about this?”. It seems that a judge in Washington D.C. is suing a dry cleaners for losing a pair of his pants.

The suit is for $54 million dollars!

Yes…a judge is suing a dry cleaners for $54 million. You read that right.

The $54 million breaks down as follows:

The judge believes he is entitled to $1,500 for each day during which the “Satisfaction Guaranteed” sign and another sign promising “Same Day Service” was up in the store — more than 1,200 days since he’s had his prized pants (he’s also multiplying each violation by three because he’s suing the husband and wife owners and their son.)

He also wants $500,000 in emotional damages and $542,500 in legal fees, even though he is representing himself in court.

He wants $15,000 for 10 years’ worth of weekend car rentals as well, so he can transport his dry cleaning to another store.

All for a pair of pants that the dry cleaners say were found and they tried to return to him, but they were denied.

The judge is suing on the grounds that he has had “mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort” since he couldn’t wear his favorite pair of pants on his first day on the job.

Apparently the judge was also banned from these same dry cleaners just a few years prior after he had another problem with a lost pair of pants. And he begged them to reallow him to be a customer since the judge doesn’t drive and these are the most convenient dry cleaners for him.

Anyway the case has been in trial for the past week or so. The judge, acting as his own lawyer, called 60+ witnesses to the stand to testify against the dry cleaners in question. You can read some of the testimony and response to the story on: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/offbeat/

How this guy is able to practice law is beyond me. Just shows you what a fuckin farse our legal system is when assholes like this are able to get appointed. I hope the judge decides that he owes the dry cleaners $54 million…just for being an asshole.

Actually his punishment should be he has to hand wash all of the clothing in the dry cleaners for a year. That would teach him to sue.



1. bob - June 18, 2007

holy crap…$54 million for a pair of pants…that’s insane!

2. barry - June 18, 2007

yeah heard about this…the guy is out of his mind…and he’s a judge…a dangerous combo!

3. ned - June 18, 2007

ha i just read some of the trial notes at the washington post…funny stuff…love how people were cracking up in the courtroom.

i give the judge credit for being patient…sounds like this could have been tossed in 2 seconds if she (the judge) really wanted too

4. roger - June 18, 2007

haha…is that $540,000 in legal fees to buy his client, I mean himself, dinner every night?

5. mr. blogger - June 18, 2007

I think the renting the car to drive to another dry cleaners is absurd…it’s D.C…there has to be another dry cleaners in walking distance.

6. jeffrey - June 18, 2007

this whole trail smacks of racism! seriously. Black judge. Korean dry cleaners. Sounds like a spike lee movie waiting too happen.

7. gary - June 18, 2007

ha yeah jeffrey…so much for “doing the right thing”…

8. nincompoop - June 18, 2007

I’m gonna sue What Pushes My Buttons for this blog post…it didn’t meet my “Satisfaction Guarantee” that this blog posting would make me laugh.

I think $100,000,000,000 should suffice? 🙂

9. victor - June 18, 2007

ha yeah…picking on the koreans…this guy should be run out of the justice system and sent to work the rice patty fields in china!

10. elyse - June 18, 2007

i love the testimony that talks about him crying on the witness stand…what an asshole!

11. james - June 18, 2007

yeah this whole thing is pretty ridiculous…i can’t believe he’s wasting tax payer resources like that!

12. ken - June 18, 2007


13. napoleon - June 18, 2007

gosh…the guy’s such an IDIOT!

14. whatpushesmybuttons - June 19, 2007

nincompoop: you’re basically what your name says 😉

i agree…the guy is a douchebag. i hope he gets embarrassed by the judge’s decision. it’s really beyond words how stupid his lawsuit is.

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