New appeal in $54 million pants case
The former U.S. judge is not giving up after losing initial $54 million lawsuit
The Associated Press
January 6, 2009
WASHINGTON – A former U.S. judge who unsuccessfully sued his South Korean immigrant dry cleaners for $54 million over a lost pair of pants is not giving up.
Roy Pearson has filed a petition with an appeals court, requesting the case be reheard — this time by a nine-judge panel.
Pearson claimed Custom Cleaners failed to live up to its promise of “Satisfaction Guaranteed.”
Three appellate judges agreed last month that Pearson failed to show the store’s advertising amounted to fraud and said his argument defied logic.
In asking for a hearing before the entire court, Pearson argues the three-judge panel failed to address all the issues in his appeal.
Pearson did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment Tuesday. Phone calls to his home went unanswered.