A former administrative law judge who unsuccessfully sued a dry cleaner for $54 million over lost pants tried to convince a District of Columbia appeals panel Wednesday that he is a fraud victim. Roy L. Pearson argued that the dry cleaner's "Satisfaction Guaranteed" sign entitled him to money under the city's Consumer Protection Act. The court asked Pearson for other court rulings that found such a promise entitled unsatisfied customers to damages they deemed appropriate, but he could name none.
Judge's $54 Million Lost-Pants Claim May Be Poor Fit for Appeals Court
The Associated Press
October 23, 2008