I’ll be joining the faculty at Penn State this Fall where I’ll be teaching Civil Procedure, so I’ve been following the Civil Procedure Prof Blog lately. Jeremy Counseller links to a story I sent his way that has recently made it into the news.
The short version is this: Roy Pearson dropped his pants off at his local cleaner for alterations, the cost of the alterations $10.50, Pearson’s demand, $65,462,500. Not surprisingly, Pearson is a lawyer. (He’s also an administrative law judge, bio here). What specifically are Pearson’s damages, well according to the article:
he deserves millions for the damages he suffered by not getting his pants back, for his litigation costs, for “mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort,” for the value of the time he has spent on the lawsuit, for leasing a car every weekend for 10 years and for a replacement suit, according to court papers.
According to DCIST, the case is scheduled for June. Here’s the bleg, if you come across the pleadings– please send them my way. I’d like to use this as a fun example in class this Fall.