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It must have been a pretty special pair of pants.

Former Washington, D.C., administrative law Judge Roy Pearson Jr., who made headlines more than a decade ago for suing a dry cleaning business that allegedly lost a pair of his pants, notched a step closer this week to knowing his fate in a disciplinary case that followed his highly aggressive pursuit of the pant litigation.

The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility—which reports its findings to the final disciplinary arbiter, the D.C. Court of Appeals—handed down a recommendation on Wednesday that Pearson should be suspended from practicing law for 90 days in light of his conduct. Pearson, who was admitted to the D.C. bar in 1978, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Scott Flaherty

Scott Flaherty, based in New York, covers the business of law with a focus on legal ethics, lawyer misconduct, conflicts-of-interest and litigation involving law firms. He can be reached at [email protected] On Twitter: @sflaherty18

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