UPDATED: $54 Million Lost Pants Man Isn't Stopping

A former District of Columbia judge who unsuccessfully sued his dry cleaners for $54 million over a lost pair of pants isn't giving up.

Roy Pearson has filed a petition with the D.C. Court of Appeals, requesting the case be reheard -- this time by a nine-judge panel.

Pearson claimed Custom Cleaners failed to live up to its promise of "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

Three appellate judges agreed last month that Pearson failed to show the store's advertising amounted to fraud and said his argument defied logic.

In asking for a hearing before the entire court, Pearson argues the three-judge panel failed to address all the issues in his appeal.

Pearson did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment Tuesday. Phone calls to his home went unanswered.



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An appeals court says there will be no new trial for a former District of Columbia judge who tried to sue his dry cleaners for $54 million over a lost pair of pants.

The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the request from Roy L. Pearson to overturn a 2007 ruling that denied him damages.

Pearson had argued that Custom Cleaners failed to live up to its promise of "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

Three appellate judges agreed Pearson failed to show the store's advertising amounted to fraud and said his argument defied logic.

Pearson can still ask the entire nine-judge appellate court to review the case or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pearson did not immediately respond to an e-mail or telephone message seeking comment.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 8, 2009 at 11:12 AM
    Just to clarify the truth, Roy is a democrat, not a republican. This makes him one of yours as they say. You know, Blogo, Wright, Jackson Jr, Ayers and the entire both houses of dems, the 12% approval group.....yours.
  • by Leigh Location: Chocowinity on Jan 7, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    There are more important things our court system needs to be dealing with instead of being tied up with bull. I haven't seen a pair of pants yet that were worth $54 million.
  • by TO zman Location: NC on Jan 7, 2009 at 04:39 AM
    The judge is probably scared that HE'LL get sued by this nut. He should be disbarred, but he'd probably sue the bar association then. I bet if the store owners countersued him they'd get a nice settlement to pay for their lawyers. I heard this case put them out of business.
  • by gary Location: ayden on Jan 6, 2009 at 03:56 PM
    This is a waste of taxpayer's money and a total waste of time he should be made to pay the dry cleaners owner lawyer's expense at the same rate that a lawyer that goes before his court would receive. This is a total abuse of the justice system and a bunch of BS HEY JUDGE get real and get alife.Maybe someone should strip hime of his judicial power for this nonsense.
  • by Keith Location: Greenville on Jan 6, 2009 at 02:27 PM
    This guy needs to quit. Stop wasting the courts time with this mess.
  • by zman on Jan 6, 2009 at 02:08 PM
    Why don't they award him $50 for his pants and then make him pay all the attorney's fees for the defendants?
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    I am sure that if you looked at the cases he presided over, 'judgment' and/or logical and reasonable thought were nowhere to be found in his rulings. He is a prime example why the court system is such a joke. I have no idea what makes this moron tick, but the court of appeals should deny his appeal lest they fall into the same feckless hole that he crawled from.
  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:40 PM
    Somebody needs to give him permission not to make a complete fool of himself.
  • by J Location: Gville on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:39 PM
    hey...um...i think i lost a shirt...yeah..thats it...who can I sue? Geez
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 18, 2008 at 02:46 PM
    If I remember correctly he was dismissed. This nut needs to find a tree to hang on. What else can you say "he lives in Washington D.C.".
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