Wow. It takes a judge to file one of the most frivolous lawsuits in history: a $67 million suit against a dry cleaning business for losing a pair of pants. (Via Orin Kerr.) The judge has been offered $12,000 in settlement for the pants, but no deal.
According to court papers, here’s how Pearson calculates the damages and legal fees:
He believes he is entitled to $1,500 for each violation, each day during which the “Satisfaction Guaranteed” sign, and another sign promising “Same Day Service” was up in the store — more than 1200 days.
And he’s multiplying each violation by three because he’s suing Jin and Soo Chung and their son.
He also wants $500,000 in ’emotional damages’ and another $542, 500 in legal fees, even though he is representing himself in court.
He wants $15,000 for ten years worth of weekend car rentals as well.
Yeah, well, I want a pony. And a $50 million mansion, with stables, so I can put it somewhere. For my daughter.
I’d settle for the chance to rip this guy’s complaint into shreds and force-feed it to him, with some horseradish to help it go down easier.