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Commentary: Lawyer who sued over suit loses again

This editorial appeared in The Tri-City Herald.

Roy L. Pearson's case has been thrown out of court again.

Well, at least his appeal has been rejected.

We have to be careful what we say here, because Roy L. Pearson is likely to try to sue us.

And if you know what's good for you, you won't even so much as smile at what you read here.

You could be next.

According to The Associated Press, an appeals court in Washington, D.C., has rejected a new trial for Pearson, a former District of Columbia judge who tried to sue his dry cleaners for $54 million over a pair of suit pants.

Pearson became the laughingstock of not just America but the whole world when he brought suit over his suit.

The three-judge panel rejected his claim that the trial court erred in a 2007 ruling that denied him damages. Pearson had argued that Custom Cleaners failed to live up to its promise of "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

According to The Wall Street Journal, "It all began ... when Mr. Pearson walked into Custom Cleaners, a Northeast D.C. establishment owned by Jin Chung, Soo Chung and Ki Chung. He laid down $10.50 to have a pair of pants altered.

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