5/02/2007

67 Million Dollar Pants?

Everyone by now has heard of the SOB lawyer and ALJ who is suing his dry cleaners for $67,000,000.00 for losing his pants. He turned down a $12,000.00 settlement offer from the proprietors of the business.

Do you know whose fault this is? The Judge who is presiding over the case.

Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides, in pertinent part, that when someone like the SOB lawyer an ALJ files a lawsuit, he certifies that the case is "not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation, [that] the claims, defenses, and other legal contentions therein are warranted by existing law or by a nonfrivolous argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law or the establishment of new law, and [that] the allegations and other factual contentions have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, are likely to have evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery."

If a case is filed in violation of the Rule the lawyer filing it can be sanctioned, including monetary fines.

I submit that there is no nonfrivolous argument to suggest that a case involving an $800.00 pair of pants is worth millions and the mere assertion of the claim is prima facie evidence of the frivolous and harassing nature of it. There can be no competent evidence supporting such a patently ridiculous claim.

Why the Court has allowed it to proceed for two years I cannot understand but if you want to get rid of frivolous lawsuits, it is up to judges...not lawyers.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plaintiff Roy Pearson, this D.C. judge, is anti-asian bigot. It's plain and simple. He is abusing and perverting his understanding of our time honored legal system that sustains his own career. His actions constitute nothing less than a blatant, racist "hate crime." He is no longer worthy of being addressed as: "your honor," because he has none.

noname said...

Its a sign that the end of times are near, when I hear stories like this.
I cringe when I hear there are actually nut cases who are sympathetic towards palestinian terrorists, and it drives me crazy when I hear some lefty liberals talk, or even open their mouths, but after hearing this case actually went to court, I decided this is the begining of the end.

The good news is, the sob judge wont get a cent, and the cleaners could sue him for pain and suffering.

None the less, my anger isnt directed toward the judge suing for his pants. My anger is toward the judge who allowed it.

Anonymous said...

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