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Judge who brought pants suit loses job

Roy L. Pearson Jr., who lost his $54 million lawsuit against a D.C. dry cleaning shop over a lost pair of pants, is out of a job. He had been an administrative law judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings, but a panel has voted against reappointing him, reports the Washington Post.

According to the Post, the lawsuit wasn’t really a factor in the panel’s decision. Members had concerns over Pearson’s judgment and temperament.

As a post script to the pants story, the Korean immigrant couple who operated Custom Cleaners in Northeast DC may have won the lawsuit, but they closed that shop last month, citing the stress and strain of dealing with the lawsuit.

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