LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Marc Fisher from the Washington Post re…

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Marc Fisher from the Washington Post reports – The pants, which have held their crease for an impressive two years, are still waiting for Roy Pearson. He can pick them up anytime.

A pair of pants may be all Pearson ever gets out of the 1,400 hours of legal work that he put into the drop-trou case of the century.

The man who turned a $10.50 alteration into a $54 million lawsuit against his neighborhood cleaners was hung out to dry yesterday (okay, I’ll stop). A D.C. Superior Court judge said Pearson failed to prove that the pants Custom Cleaners has been holding for him since 2005 were not the Hickey Freeman pants he brought in to be let out.

Dr. Seuss once wrote a story about “poor empty pants with nobody inside them,” and as Jin Chung held up the pants at a news conference yesterday outside his shop on Bladensburg Road NE, I wondered whether anyone would ever again wear those lovely wool slacks. The Chung family, owners of the shop and targets of Pearson’s legal assault, must keep the pants until Pearson runs through his inevitable appeals, after which it’s not clear what will happen to the trousers that managed to knock away some of Paris Hilton’s TV time.

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