20 September 2007

Time to Countersue Roy L Pearson?

I was looking at my blog stats a little while ago and I was surprised to see that there had been a big surge again on my posts about Roy L Pearson (Roy L Pearson in "The Wrong Trousers" and Roy L Pearson to lose his shirt? )

Roy L Pearson was a judge who launched a ludicrous campaign against a dry cleaners over an allegedly lost pair of trousers (pants to you Americans!). The judge in the case threw the case out but it was so idiotic it should never have come to court.

Now it seems
that the owners of the dry cleaning shop have closed and sold the shop involved in the dispute. According to an AP report, the owners are citing a loss of revenue and the emotional strain of defending the lawsuit. They will focus their energy on another dry-cleaning shop they still own.


"This is a truly tragic example of how devastating frivolous litigation can be to the American people and to small businesses," their attorney Chris Manning said in a statement. The Chungs incurred more than $100,000 in legal expenses, which were eventually paid with help from fundraisers and donations. Even after the trial ended favourably the Chungs lost customers and revenue. They have now closed two of their three businesses since the lawsuit began.


Apparently Pearson is pursuing an appeal (presumably seeking to call God as a a witness) and has made no comment on this development.


I wonder if there is scope to counter sue Pearson back to the stone age. At least he wont have to worry about lost trousers again....


7 comments:

roman said...

Pearson's trousers were eventually located but he refused to take them back. How this man who is obviously playing with only half a deck (Jack down) ever became a "judge" should be the real story to be investigated.

jams o donnell said...

He may have been perfectly qualified at one point but this case indicates Pearson may well be unhinged.

Steve Bates said...

I do hope the Chungs countersue Pearson... and I hope the latter gets taken to the cleaners.

It is embarrassing that we have some judges like that on this side of the pond. Their benches may be bolted to the floor, but they are held down by nuts.

jams o donnell said...

LOL steve. He certainly seems to be a sandwich short of a picnic!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I just read the Reader's Digest coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Team rape scandal. The media fabricated most of the story turning a whole nation into a frenzy stirred up over racial inequality and in the end it was a ploy by an addict stripper to extort money 'from the white boys.' [her words]

The truth and the right don't always prevail.

jams o donnell said...

Unfortunately so ewbl, I was aware of the Duke story. It sounds rather tawdry

Carlo said...

Good JOb! :)