Overlawyered » Roy Pearson http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:58:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 “‘Pants Judge’ Pearson Loses Appeal in D.C. Circuit” http://overlawyered.com/2010/05/pants-judge-pearson-loses-appeal-in-d-c-circuit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pants-judge-pearson-loses-appeal-in-d-c-circuit http://overlawyered.com/2010/05/pants-judge-pearson-loses-appeal-in-d-c-circuit/#comments Fri, 28 May 2010 05:09:24 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=17536 BLT has the latest update on litigation we have been following for a good long while. Tweet Tags: Roy Pearson

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“Judge Who Lost Pants Forced to Rely on Briefs” http://overlawyered.com/2010/05/judge-who-lost-pants-forced-to-rely-on-briefs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=judge-who-lost-pants-forced-to-rely-on-briefs http://overlawyered.com/2010/05/judge-who-lost-pants-forced-to-rely-on-briefs/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 05:18:52 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=17308 No longer a Washington, D.C. administrative law judge, Roy Pearson, Jr. continues to pursue an appeal in his wrongful-termination case, and Kevin Underhill has fun with that. Tweet Tags: Roy Pearson

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No longer a Washington, D.C. administrative law judge, Roy Pearson, Jr. continues to pursue an appeal in his wrongful-termination case, and Kevin Underhill has fun with that.

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February 6 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2010/02/february-6-roundup-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=february-6-roundup-2 http://overlawyered.com/2010/02/february-6-roundup-2/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2010 14:33:34 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=15971 Wronged wife loses suit under California “Drug Dealer Liability Act” (DDLA) against mistress who supplied crack cocaine to husband [OnPoint News] “D.C. Circuit to Former Judge in Pants Lawsuit: Follow the Rules” [NLJ, more, earlier] “Law firm demands retailer destroy all copies of Olivia Munn comic, retailer refuses” [BoingBoing, HeavyInk, earlier on TJIC] Can’t find […]

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  • Wronged wife loses suit under California “Drug Dealer Liability Act” (DDLA) against mistress who supplied crack cocaine to husband [OnPoint News]
  • “D.C. Circuit to Former Judge in Pants Lawsuit: Follow the Rules” [NLJ, more, earlier]
  • “Law firm demands retailer destroy all copies of Olivia Munn comic, retailer refuses” [BoingBoing, HeavyInk, earlier on TJIC]
  • Can’t find jury for tobacco trial: “Lawyers excused a woman who said people have no right to sue over diseases that are disclosed on the warning label of a package.” [Russell Jackson, Chamber-backed W.V. Record]
  • Despite widespread misconception to the contrary, editing comments generally does not open blogger to liability over what remains [Citizen Media Law]
  • To heck with HIPAA, introduce your patients to each other if you think they’ll get along [Musings of a Dinosaur]
  • Devoted daughter vs. RSPCA: epic will contest in Britain over family farm bequest [Times Online]
  • Woman found guilty after planting dead rat in meal at upscale restaurant [Appleton Post-Crescent via Lowering the Bar and Obscure Store]
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    September 9 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2009/09/september-9-roundup/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=september-9-roundup http://overlawyered.com/2009/09/september-9-roundup/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2009 04:04:01 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=13551 Pants litigation still not over; Roy Pearson takes wrongful termination suit to D.C. Circuit [NLJ, FindLaw "Injured", my WSJ piece two years ago] Microsoft wins stay of “alter Word or stop selling it” ruling [Bloomberg, earlier] More: WSJ Law Blog, Legal Ethics Forum, American Lawyer] Masry & Vititoe, law firm of Erin Brockovich fame, files […]

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  • Pants litigation still not over; Roy Pearson takes wrongful termination suit to D.C. Circuit [NLJ, FindLaw "Injured", my WSJ piece two years ago]
  • Microsoft wins stay of “alter Word or stop selling it” ruling [Bloomberg, earlier] More: WSJ Law Blog, Legal Ethics Forum, American Lawyer]
  • Masry & Vititoe, law firm of Erin Brockovich fame, files for bankruptcy (she’s no longer with them) [NLJ, background]
  • One blogger turns thumbs down on Google Books settlement [Patrick at Popehat] “Laundering orphan works legislation through a class action lawsuit”? [James Grimmelmann, ACS Blog via Mass Tort Lit] Much more: Lynn Chu/Writer’s Reps (who, I should note, has represented my literary interests on matters unrelated to this); WSJ Law Blog; Pasquale/ConcurOp; Kennerly.
  • Dire lesson for lawyers in how not to do social media marketing [Mark Bennett/Defending People, Scott Greenfield, Patrick at Popehat, Carolyn Elefant/Legal Blog Watch]
  • Tab-divider scam? For a million bucks? Against a big, sophisticated law firm? [ABA Journal, WSJ Law Blog]
  • Lawyer who filed “splashy-dolphin” slip-fall action against Chicago-area zoo is heard from [On Point News, earlier]
  • Turnabout fair play? “A Doctor’s Plan for Legal Industry Reform” [Richard Rafal, WSJ]
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    July 30 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2009/07/july-30-roundup/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=july-30-roundup http://overlawyered.com/2009/07/july-30-roundup/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:31:53 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=12585 Federal judge throws out wrongful-termination suit filed by pants suit judge Roy Pearson, he’ll probably appeal [D.C. Examiner] More: Lowering the Bar. Sebelius signs documents providing lawsuit immunity for swine flu vaccine developers [Orato] How Sacha Baron Cohen keeps from getting sued, part umpteen [The Frisky] More on British Chiropractic Association’s defamation suit against skeptic […]

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  • Federal judge throws out wrongful-termination suit filed by pants suit judge Roy Pearson, he’ll probably appeal [D.C. Examiner] More: Lowering the Bar.
  • Sebelius signs documents providing lawsuit immunity for swine flu vaccine developers [Orato]
  • How Sacha Baron Cohen keeps from getting sued, part umpteen [The Frisky]
  • More on British Chiropractic Association’s defamation suit against skeptic Singh [Citizen Media Law, Orac/Respectful Insolence; earlier here, here, and here]
  • Next round of lawsuits against Dov Charney’s American Apparel may allege “looks discrimination”, though that’s probably not actually a relevant legal category [Gawker, Business Insider, earlier here, etc.]
  • Demand that Chicago set aside municipal contracts for gay-owned businesses [Sun-Times]
  • “Grandstanding anti-Craigslist politicians still not satisfied” [TechDirt, TG Daily]
  • Judge Kozinski: this is America, behaving disrespectfully toward a cop isn’t a crime [Greenfield]
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    No rehearing for Roy Pearson http://overlawyered.com/2009/03/no-rehearing-for-roy-pearson/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=no-rehearing-for-roy-pearson http://overlawyered.com/2009/03/no-rehearing-for-roy-pearson/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2009 17:45:44 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=9553 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] Tweet Tags: Roy Pearson

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    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]

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    Roy Pearson loses again http://overlawyered.com/2008/12/roy-pearson-loses-again/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=roy-pearson-loses-again http://overlawyered.com/2008/12/roy-pearson-loses-again/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:57:41 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=8026 At the D.C. Court of Appeals level, in the Chung missing-pants dry cleaner case (Volokh, ShopFloor). Tweet Tags: Roy Pearson

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    At the D.C. Court of Appeals level, in the Chung missing-pants dry cleaner case (Volokh, ShopFloor).

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    October 24 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2008/10/october-24-roundup-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=october-24-roundup-2 http://overlawyered.com/2008/10/october-24-roundup-2/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2008 04:29:06 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=7731 Chemerinsky, other critics should apologize to Second Circuit chief judge Dennis Jacobs over bogus “he doesn’t believe in pro bono!” outcry [Point of Law and update] New York high court skeptical of ultra-high contingency fee in Alice Lawrence v. Graubard Miller case [NYLJ; earlier here and here] Panel of legal journalists: press let itself be […]

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  • Chemerinsky, other critics should apologize to Second Circuit chief judge Dennis Jacobs over bogus “he doesn’t believe in pro bono!” outcry [Point of Law and update]
  • New York high court skeptical of ultra-high contingency fee in Alice Lawrence v. Graubard Miller case [NYLJ; earlier here and here]
  • Panel of legal journalists: press let itself be used in attack on Judge Kozinski [Above the Law]
  • Unfree campaign speech, cont’d: South Dakota anti-abortion group sues to suppress opponents’ ads as “patently false and misleading” [Feral Child]
  • Even if you’re tired of reading about Roy Pearson’s pants, you might still enjoy Carter Wood’s headlines on the case at ShopFloor ["Pandora's Zipper", "Suit Alors!"]
  • Rare grant of fees in patent dispute, company had inflicted $2.5 million in cost on competitors and retailers by asserting rights over nursing mother garb [NJLJ]
  • Time to be afraid? Sen. Bingaman (D-N.M.) keen on reintroducing talk-radio-squelching Fairness Doctrine [Radio Equalizer]
  • “Yours, in litigious anticipation” — Frank McCourt as child in Angela’s Ashes drafted a nastygram with true literary flourish [Miriam Cherry, Concurring Opinions]
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    Roy Pearson presses pants suit http://overlawyered.com/2008/10/roy-pearson-presses-pants-suit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=roy-pearson-presses-pants-suit http://overlawyered.com/2008/10/roy-pearson-presses-pants-suit/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:25:08 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=7722 After losing below, he’s now hauled the dry cleaning Chung family before an appeals court in his seemingly never-ending litigation over the pair of lost pants he said should be worth $54 million (WSJ law blog, Oct. 22). Tweet Tags: Roy Pearson

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    After losing below, he’s now hauled the dry cleaning Chung family before an appeals court in his seemingly never-ending litigation over the pair of lost pants he said should be worth $54 million (WSJ law blog, Oct. 22).

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    September 17 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2008/09/september-17-roundup/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=september-17-roundup http://overlawyered.com/2008/09/september-17-roundup/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:09:31 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=7546 Jones Day catching more flak over heavy-handed trademark lawsuit against BlockShopper real estate news service [Levy/CL&P, Ambrogi/Legal Blog Watch, earlier; more, EFF, Plain Dealer] California state bar ethics complaint against serial ADA lawyer Thomas Frankovich, mostly over Jarek Molski cases [ABA Journal] When suing your community college professor, it’s not a good idea to include […]

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  • Jones Day catching more flak over heavy-handed trademark lawsuit against BlockShopper real estate news service [Levy/CL&P, Ambrogi/Legal Blog Watch, earlier; more, EFF, Plain Dealer]
  • California state bar ethics complaint against serial ADA lawyer Thomas Frankovich, mostly over Jarek Molski cases [ABA Journal]
  • When suing your community college professor, it’s not a good idea to include death threats [KSAT, Strange in San Antonio]
  • Australia: school bans cartwheels, handstands on playground [Oz-ABC via Common Good]
  • Myron Levin, whose L.A. Times journalism was known to induce hair-pulling at this site, turns up among plaintiffs in Joe Cotchett lawsuit seeking to eject Chicago meanie Sam Zell from paper’s ownership; and did you know co-plaintiff Henry Weinstein’s a founding faculty member of Chemerinsky’s new ideologically charged UC Irvine law school? [Editor & Publisher Fitz and Jen, Portfolio, PaidContent.org via Class Action Blawg; Forbes]
  • Well-known Manhattan criminal defense lawyer arrested on charges of trying to “eliminate” and “neutralize” witnesses against drug dealer client [NYLJ, Greenfield]
  • More coverage of Pearson pants appeal [Legal Times "BLT"]
  • Swiping Nicole Black’s content and running it without credit on a splog is an ill-advised way to boost NYC services of attorney Michael Rehm [Sui Generis, Greenfield, viaTweet @nikiblack]
  • Update on Barnstable harbor dredging blogger defamation suit [Cape Cod Today, earlier]
  • “Ten things your lawyer won’t tell you” [five years ago on Overlawyered]
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