Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lawyer/Judge sues dry cleaners for $65 million

How did this guy become a judge of anything? Seems he took his pants to a dry cleaner for alterations. They weren't ready the day they were supposed to be. When they were ready, the lawyer/judge claimed "those aren't my pants." Because the dry cleaner had signs in the window claiming "Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "Same Day Service," the lawyer/judge alleged fraud and negligence. Suing under the District's consumer protection act, he multiplied the maximum daily damages at $1,500 per day, times 3 defendants, times the number of days he has been without his pants, adding on some punitives, I guess. Meanwhile, the pants he refused to accept will be introduced as evidence because the tag on the pants matches the customer receipt. He turned down settlement offers of up to $12,000. For a pair of pants. He certainly is living the adage attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client."