Pearson update: Bogus pants lawsuit no longer about pants

Roy Pearson, the DC administrative law judge who made abusive litigation famous by suing his dry cleaner for $67 million over a pair of pants, has apparently heard all the public criticism he has received and taken it to heart. No longer is he asking for that kind of money over an article of clothing, according to the Examiner:

A customer who believes he was mistreated by a dry cleaner has dropped the pants from his suit.

Roy L. Pearson, who filed a $67 million lawsuit against the dry cleaning business that lost his pants, has lowered his demand. Now, he’s only asking for $54 million.


He is now focusing his claims on signs in the shop that have since been removed. The suit alleges that the three defendants, Jin Nam Chung, Soo Chung and their son, Ki Chung, committed fraud and misled consumers with signs that claimed “Satisfaction Guaranteed” and “Same Day Service.”

Oh, good. Now the lawsuit is only $54 million worth of frivolous instead of $67 million.

For all of you eagerly awaiting the outcome of this case, it is scheduled for trial on June 11.


  • So glad that his $13 million pants are no longer relevant.
    Wonder who his tailor is.

  • Has a decision been made as to whether Pearson will get another term as an administrative law judge? Last I heard it was to be considered about a month ago.