Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Courtroom Quiz.

This a story about a lawsuit brought by an American judge against a dry cleaning company that lost his trousers. I've deleted the amount he is suing for, see if you can guess how much:
A $10 dry cleaning bill for a pair of trousers has ballooned into a $***** civil lawsuit.

Plaintiff Roy Pearson, a judge in Washington, D.C., says in court papers that he's been through the ringer over a lost pair of prized pants he wanted to wear on his first day on the bench.

He says in court papers that he has endured "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort."

He says he was unable to wear that favorite suit on his first day of work.
As a clue these are the settlements he has turned down:
First, Pearson demanded $1,150 for a new suit. Lawyers were hired, legal wrangling ensued and eventually the Chungs offered Pearson $3,000 in compensation.

No dice.

Then they offered him $4,600.

No dice.

Finally, they offered $12,000 for the missing gray trousers with the red and blue stripes.

Pearson said no.
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