Former D.C. Judge Roy Pearson hit a snag in a federal appeals court Thursday. Pearson, who unsuccessfully sued a dry cleaner for millions of dollars over a lost pair of pants, claims that the city and a group of D.C. Superior Court judges retaliated against him when he was denied reappointment to his post as an administrative law judge. A D.C. Circuit panel dismissed Pearson's opening brief in the dispute, saying his court papers failed to comply with federal rules of appellate procedure regarding briefs' format.
D.C. Circuit to Former Judge in Pants Lawsuit: Follow the Rules
The National Law Journal
February 5, 2010