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Topic - Judith Bartnoff
Noble: Judge Judith Bartnoff, who earlier this week threw out Roy Pearson's ridiculous $54 million lawsuit over a pair of pants.
An administrative law judge will not be getting $54 million for unsatisfactory service involving a pair of pants that needed alterations.
WASHINGTON A judge ruled today in favor of a dry cleaner who was sued for $54 million over a missing pair of pants in a case that garnered international attention and renewed calls for litigation reform. 12:21 p.m.VIDEOREADERS REACT
A former D.C. administrative law judge who is suing a dry cleaner for $54 million testified yesterday that he thinks a merchant should pay any customer who demands compensation, even if the merchant thinks the customer is lying.
The pants judge told a D.C. Superior Court judge yesterday that, if he is awarded $54 million, he will pay himself $500,000 in lawyer fees, set aside $2 million to ease his mental suffering and use the remaining $51.5 million to start a consumer-protection fund for residents of the city.
"The plaintiff's motion for reconsideration reargues matters that already were presented in his pretrial statement, his trial brief, and his arguments at trial," Judge Bartnoff wrote.
Judge Bartnoff wrote that Mr. Pearson failed to prove the pants the dry cleaner tried to return to him were not the pants he brought in for alterations.