No rehearing for Roy Pearson

by Walter Olson on March 4, 2009

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court will help him out, his chances are not good to get the Korean dry cleaners to pay him $54 million for his lost pair of pants. [WTOP]


1 matt 03.04.09 at 12:54 pm

i would love to see him petition scotus for that!

2 Scott Sigl 03.04.09 at 1:04 pm

And then to see SCOTUS laugh and say, “How about ‘NO’?”

3 Bob Lipton 03.04.09 at 3:54 pm

Y0u know, it will only be another nine months before the Supreme decides whether or not to take the case. That’s what, a mere five years that the defendants have been dealing with this? And they say that you can’t get justice in the courts.


4 Bill Poser 03.04.09 at 5:08 pm

Even if the Supreme Court were to allow his suit to go forward, I rather doubt that he would get $54 million for his pants.

5 Patrick 03.04.09 at 6:04 pm

At this point Bill, it’s not about the pants. It’s not about the money. It’s about principle.

Think of it Roy Pearson’s way. He lost a prestigious job as a judge. His name is forever associated with the word “pants”. He’s been mocked in languages from English to Korean.

Roy Pearson, now, is like Roy Moore a few years ago. He’ll get cert against those dry cleaners, or die trying.

“Call me the Ishmael of pants.”

6 Ted Frank 03.04.09 at 9:14 pm

I think one can safely say that “Unless the U.S. Supreme Court will help him out,” is redundant in the post’s lead sentence.

7 Dirk D 03.06.09 at 9:29 am

I wonder if he’s keeping this alive in the hopes of getting his own reality Tv show. I can see it now…cameras following a wacky sue happy former judge in fight against the dry cleaning/pants steal cartel.

8 Benji 03.06.09 at 10:31 am

@Dirk D: Make it an action movie – one man’s quest for vengeance against those who took his pants. It’s like the movie ‘Taken’, but with pants. Starring Vin Diesel as Roy Pearson and Scarlett Johansen as The Pants.

9 markm 03.08.09 at 10:19 pm

The one bit of good news: When (not if, IMO) Pearson files with the Supreme Court, there’s no need for the dry cleaner’s to respond. Unless the SC grants certiori, that is, and that’s not going to happen.

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