The Wrong Trousers

Roy L. Pearson sued his dry cleaner when they lost his pants. He claimed they initially tried to give him grey pants, when his were maroon. He then claimed that the store violated his consumer rights because they advertised "Satisfaction Guaranteed". The damages claimed: $54 Million.

Thankfully, the judge in the case found against Mr. Pearson and ordered him to pay the defendant's court costs, and it's possible that he will have to pay the defendant's legal bills as well. What I find most surprising about this case is that the plaintiff is actually a judge himself. Sure, we're talking about the US legal system, but I'm surprised that a judge doesn't have more sense than this; surely he should have realized that his lawsuit was ridiculous? Well, the dry cleaners lost his pants, but now he's lost his suit.

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