Update 19 Sep 2007Chungs Close Shop after Roy Pearson Suit
Update 15 Aug 2007:The Chungs have offered to drop their request for Pearson to pay for their legal fees if he will drop the case altogether and quit the appeals. But this moron, lowlife bastard has rejected this generous offer and filed an appeal anyway: Is there no end to the Roy Pearson Affair
Update: 25 Jun 2007: the Chungs win
So when I read that someone was suing the pants off a poor Korean immigrant family for losing his pants in their Dry Cleaners (for $65 million no less), I immediately wondered to myself where would this greedy, low-life scumbag piece of crap imbecile find a shyster lawyer evil enough to file such a patently frivolous lawsuit that clogs our legal system, makes a mockery out of it, and ruins the lives of hard-working families?
You may wonder why I have a photo of a bloodsucking creature heading this post: well, it seems the injured party and the shyster in this atrocious case are the same person: the Idiot ROY L. PEARSON, JR. Here's the story:
Washington Post, 26 Apr 2007,
Lawyer's Price For Missing Pants: $65 Million
When the neighborhood dry cleaner misplaced Roy Pearson's pants, he took action. He complained. He demanded compensation. And then he sued. Man, did he sue.
Two years, thousands of pages of legal documents and many hundreds of hours of investigative work later, Pearson is seeking to make Custom Cleaners pay -- would you believe more than the payroll of the entire Washington Nationals roster?
He says he deserves millions for the damages he suffered by not getting his pants back, for his litigation costs, for "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort," for the value of the time he has spent on the lawsuit, for leasing a car every weekend for 10 years and for a replacement suit, according to court papers.
Pearson is demanding $65,462,500. The original alteration work on the pants cost $10.50.
By the way, Pearson is a lawyer. Okay, you probably figured that. But get this: He's a judge, too -- an administrative law judge for the District of Columbia.
I'm telling you, they need to start selling tickets down at the courthouse.
Oh, where to start: How about the car? Why should Ki, Jin and Soo Chung -- the family that owns Custom Cleaners on Bladensburg Road NE in the District's Fort Lincoln section -- pay Pearson $15,000 so he can rent a car every weekend for 10 years?
The plaintiff, who says he has devoted more than 1,000 hours to represent himself in this battle, says that as a result of poor service at Custom, he must find another cleaner. And because Pearson does not own a car, he says he will have to rent one to get his clothes taken care of.
By the way, although this may seem irrelevant, Judge Pearson is black. He obviously grew up with that chip-on-a-shoulder nigga-attitude that the world owes him more than a living. It doesn't. It is instructive to note that the Chungs are Koreans, which next to Jews, Blacks hate the most. (1)
If you would like to leave a message expressing your outrage you can snail mail to:
Pearson, Roy L Jr
3012 Pineview Ct NE
Washington, DC 20018-1617
Or leave a message on his answering machine (he doesn't answer his phone directly anymore): (202) 269-1191
Or send him an email: email@example.com
I have sent him a request for a recent photo so that all other business people can be on the alert and not do business with this piece of shit. If he ever sends it I will update this post.
Update: Do Not Do Business with this Man:
Photo Credit: MSNBC
It is just me but do you notice his suit could use a good pressing?
It would be helpful if you email your local congressman asking him to look into impeaching him for his serious lack of judgment. This would also be a good time to ask for tort reform; at the least we should have anyone who loses such frivolous cases pay the legal costs of the defendants.
Sherman Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association, based in Washington, on Monday wrote the following letter to Chief Administrative Law Judge Tyrone Butler and the three men who make up the Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges — Robert Rigsby, Henry Levine and Peter Wilner — read as follows (links have been added for my readers' convenience):
Dear Judge Butler and Commissioners Rigsby, Levine and Wilner:
On behalf of the American Tort Reform Association, which works to combat lawsuit abuse, I urge you to carefully reconsider the reappointment of Administrative Law Judge Roy Pearson Jr. to a 10-year term, scheduled to commence in three days on May 2.
As you are almost surely aware by now, thanks to extensive local and national media coverage, Judge Pearson has chosen to exploit the District’s well-intentioned but loosely worded Consumer Protection and Procedures Act in suing a family-owned D.C. dry cleaner for more than $65 million — over a lost pair of suit pants.
Though the pants have long since been found and made available to him, Judge Pearson has stubbornly continued to waste precious Superior Court resources in a clearly misguided effort to extort a hardworking family that provides a service to its community and tax revenue to the District government.
In a letter to the editor in today’s Washington Post, former National Labors Relations Board chief administrative law judge Melvin Welles urged "any bar to which Mr. Pearson belongs to immediately disbar him and the District to remove him from his position as an administrative law judge.”
To those of us who carefully study the litigation industry’s growing abuse of consumer protection laws around the country (see ATRA general counsel Victor Schwartz’s recent article from Executive Counsel magazine, Consumer Protection Acts Are a Springboard for Lawsuit Abuse [PDF],” enclosed) and to everyday D.C. taxpayers who collectively provide Pearson with a considerable salary, his persistence in this lawsuit raises serious question about his capacity to serve the city as a "fair, impartial, effective, and efficient” judge, as required by the Office of Administrative Hearings Establishment Act.
If Pearson goes ahead with his lawsuit, any party who comes before him in future administrative hearings could understandably lack confidence in his judgment and judicial temperament. Furthermore, this case will become fodder for late-night comics, various members of Congress and other assorted critics of D.C. government if this case, scheduled for trial June 11, remains in the headlines.
Judicial temperament is a critical characteristic of an outstanding jurist. Any individual who chooses to pursue a case such as Pearson’s, at a minimum, calls into question his or her’s. As you consider his reappointment, we strongly urge you to examine closely his judicial temperament and decide whether it is sufficient to serve the people of the District of Columbia properly as an administrative law judge.
Unfortunately they ignored the letter and this imbecile has been re-appointed.
*Update: Philip, one of my alert readers called the Government of the District of Columbia Citywide Call Center : (202) 727-1000 and was told that Pearson was NOT re-appointed. Indeed, Judge Pearson's Biography no longer appears in the Office of Administrative Hearings website [Here is a Wayback capture]. I imagine he will now up his demands from the Chungs because he lost his job!
However, he has not lost his job, it seems that although he is no longer hearing cases, he has been re-assigned to deskwork.PDF].
According to Marc Fisher of the Washington Post, a legal defense fund has been established. You can contrubute through the Chung family's lawyer, Chris Manning.
Manning & Sossamon PLLC
1532 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
202) 387-2229 (Fax)
I urge all my readers to send just $10 (or more if you can) and show this family that there are many decent human beings in America, not the bottom-feeding pond scum like Roy l. Pearson, Jr.
Wall Street Journal,
Judge Sues Dry Cleaners for $65 Million & Readers Respond
Melvin Welles, the former chief administrative law judge at the NLRB, wrote in and said that if he were adjudicating the case, "I would not only grant a motion to dismiss it but would also order Mr. Pearson to reimburse the owners of Custom Cleaners for all their expenses in defending it and to pay them several million dollars for their ‘mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort.’”
He goes on: "I would also direct any bar to which Mr. Pearson belongs to immediately disbar him and the District to remove him from his position as an administrative law judge. Perhaps a class action by the D.C. Bar Association for the damage he has done to the legal profession might also be appropriate.”
Because of Pearson's egregious abuse of the legal system, these hard-working immigrants may return to Korea:
Jin Nam Chung, Ki Chung and their son, Soo Chung, are so disheartened that they're considering moving back to Seoul, said their attorney, Chris Manning, who spoke on their behalf. "They're out a lot of money, but more importantly, incredibly disenchanted with the system," Manning said. "This has destroyed their lives."
I have been accused in the comment section of being racist since I brought up the fact that Pearson is Black. How is telling the truth a racial calumny? Race is indeed an issue here precisely because the Chungs are Korean:
[link dead, but see similar article here] Black Racism
Though civil rights groups and most of the media studiously ignore this fact, the nation’s most fractious racial battles are now conflicts between minority populations. Particularly horrific is the animosity directed at Asian Americans by blacks in low-income areas of urban America. ... The racial harassment wasn’t limited to bus rides. It surfaced in my high school cafeteria, where a middle-aged Chinese vendor who spoke broken English was told by rowdy students each day at lunch time to "Hurry up, you dumb Ching!" On the sidewalks, black teenagers and adults would creep up behind 80-year-old Asians and frighten them with sing-song nonsense: "Yee-ya, Ching-chong, ah-ee, un-yahhh!" At markets and in the streets of poor black neighborhoods, Asians would be told, "Why the hell don’t you just go back to where you came from!"
So, please spare me the "racist" label. I don't hate anyone because of their race or ethnicity. I will hate people, however, for their beliefs or actions. If you are a white supremacist, black Nation of Islam, or Asian gang member, you can expect to receive my sternest condemnation.
Because of the following idiot, I can no longer get a hot cup of coffee anywhere:
Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants
On February 27, 1992, Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman from Albuquerque, New Mexico, ordered a 49-cent cup of coffee from the drive-thru of a local McDonald's restaurant. Liebeck was in the passenger's seat of her Ford Probe, and her grandson Chris parked the car so that Liebeck could add cream and sugar to her coffee. She placed the coffee cup between her knees and pulled the far side of the lid toward her to remove it. In the process, she spilled the entire cup of coffee on her lap
Because of this stupid, greedy bitch, millions of diners for the next 10,000 millennia will not be able to catch shrimp at Japanese restaurants:
Planck's Constant, 24 Jun 2006, blog,
Tort Reform - We need to stop these idiots from suing
OFF THE HOOK: A Long Island jury said yesterday that Benihana was not responsible for the death of Jerry Colaitis (Left), whose wife claimed he was done in by a sizzling shellfish projectile.
Jacqueline Colaitis, the widow of fur magnate Jerry Colaitis, had sued Benihana for $10 million. But jurors took just two hours to let Colaitis know her claim was an empty shell.
"I'm disappointed. I don't think the jury went through the evidence," a stunned Jacqueline told The Post.
"They were wrong, and I still don't have a husband, and his kids still don't have a father."
Q. What do you call a bus load of attorneys driving over a cliff?
A. A good start!
Q. Do you know why that the CDC in Atlanta stopped using white mice for their experiments and started using attorneys?
A. You do not get attached to attorneys like you do with the white mice.
Q. Why does the American Bar Association prohibit sex between attorneys and their clients?
A. To prevent the client for being billed twice for what is essentially the same service.
Q. Why do they bury lawyers 27 feet under?
A. 'Cuz deep, deep down, they're good people!
Q. What's the difference between a Catfish and a lawyer?
A. One is a scum sucking bottom dweller, and the other is a fish.
Q. Why does California have the most lawyers and New York the most toxic waste dumps?
A. New York had first pick.
Q. How can you tell when a lawyer is well hung?
A. When you can't get your finger between the noose and his neck.
Q. What the difference between a lawyer and a prostitute?
A. The prostitute quits after you're dead!
Q. What's the difference between a porcupine and two lawyers in a BMW?
A. A porcupine has the pricks on the outside.
The devil visited a lawyer's office and made him an offer. "I can arrange some things for you, " the devil said. "I'll increase your income five-fold. Your partners will love you; your clients will respect you; you'll have four months of vacation each year and live to be a hundred. All I require in return is that your wife's soul, your children's souls, and their children's souls rot in hell for eternity."
The lawyer thought for a moment. "What's the catch?" he asked.
A guy walks into a bar, orders a drink and screams, "All lawyers are assholes."
a guy at the end of the bar yells back " I resent that remark!"
The first guys asks, "Why, you a lawyer?"
The man replies, "No, I'm an asshole"
Q. How many lawyers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. Four: one to climb the ladder, one to hold the ladder, one to shake the ladder and one to sue the ladder company.
ProjectCOVO.com Global Forum, Hy do blacks hate Asians?
I'm Asian and I've experience so much racism from blacks. Even to this day. It's outrageous, it's unfair, and it's annoying. My Wife, also Asian, has basically the same experience. We're not the only ones who have experienced this. can someone give me a Clear explanation of the hatred?
My wife is an immigrant and she's only been here for 10 years. Last week she said, "you know what, i hate black people". I didn't have anything to say, but, "i know how you feel, but you shouldn't judge".