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D.C. administrative law judge Roy Pearson Jr. isn’t making many new friends with his $65 million lawsuit against a local dry cleaner for losing a pair of his pants. The American Association for Justice, the renamed Association of Trial Lawyers of America, filed an ethics complaint against Pearson last week with the D.C. Bar. This isn’t the first time Pearson has filed tons of documents and demanded payment in a court case. Just ask his ex-wife. In 2005, the Virginia Court of Appeals denied Pearson’s appeal seeking at least $10,000 in spousal support in his divorce from Rhonda VanLowe, legal counsel for Rolls-Royce North America. Pearson wanted VanLowe to help support him because he was receiving unemployment benefits in 2003 before he was appointed as an administrative law judge in 2005. The trial judge also had ordered him to pay $12,000 in legal fees to VanLowe because Pearson excessively drove up legal costs by “creating unnecessary litigation” and threatening both VanLowe and her lawyer with disbarment, the appeals ruling stated.
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