A federal judge has thrown out a wrongful-termination lawsuit by a former D.C. judge who was fired after filing a $54 million lawsuit over a pair of pants. Roy Pearson claimed that the District used the fact that he was being vilified in the media to cut him out of his $100,000-a-year job as an administrative judge. The District's judicial commission did not cite the pants lawsuit as the reason for firing Pearson. But the presiding federal judge suggested there was a "strong basis" to do so.
Latest Lawsuit by 'Pants Judge' Goes in the Hamper
The Associated Press
July 29, 2009