LAWFUEL – The Legal Issues Newswire – The lawsuit Roy L Pearson filed …

LAWFUEL – The Legal Issues Newswire – The lawsuit Roy L Pearson filed when a pair of trousers went AWOL at a local dry cleaner set him back $1,000 in court costs — and potentially a much larger sum in attorneys’ fees for the folks he sued.

More broadly, Pearson’s pant suit came to epitomize, for many, serious flaws in the legal system.

The saga began two years ago when Pearson was appointed an administrative law judge for the District of Columbia, which means he conducts hearings on claims concerning government programs. Required to wear a suit to work every day, Pearson found five old ones in his closet — dating back to when he was trimmer — and took them for alterations to a neighborhood dry cleaner.

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