$67 Million Pants – Follow Up

Well, there is apparently some justice in the world.  The law suit for the $67,000,000 pants has been reduced to $54,000,000 and now tossed out of court.  Frankly, I’m surprised that anyone allowed this to be filed in the first place.  The article mentioned that Pearson had just been ordered to pay $12,000 in legal fees to his ex-wife – who is also an attorney.  What the article leaves out is that these were fees generated during his divorce.  The judge in the divorce case allowed the exorbitant legal fees because Mr. Pearson, who is himself an attorney, kept threatening to have both his ex-wife and her attorney disbarred for misconduct, among other things.  This isn’t my opinion, but is taken directly from the public records of the divorce proceedings.  It seems that Mr. Roy Pearson is pretty fond of $800 pants, despite the
fact that he’s claiming to be broke from paying for his divorce.

Worse yet, Mr. Roy Pearson continues to be both a practicing attorney and a judge in Washington, DC.  How this is possible is beyond me.  Judges are supposed to be the ones that mete out true justice, tempering law with humanity and mercy.  I really don’t see where suing a small family owned business for an outrageous sum of money over a single pair of pants constitutes justice or mercy.  I really fail to see where he is upholding anything other than his own greed, spite, and petty vengeful nature.  This really isn’t someone who needs to be sitting in judgment of others.

Since he’s using is knowledge of the law to abuse others, I fail to see why the bar association hasn’t stepped in to revoke his license to practice law.  I wonder if they realize what a laughing stock that they are everywhere else in the world for letting this person trample on others with no repercussions for his actions.  If the bar association isn’t up to the challenge, perhaps someone with a crowbar is.  If you think this is as ridiculous as I do, I’d appreciate it you’d drop Katherine A. Mazzaferri a line.  She’s the executive director of the bar association there.  The American Association for Justice, the renamed Association of Trial
Lawyers of America, filed an ethics complaint against Pearson already.  It’s pretty bad when the other attorneys start turning on you.   Amd we’re not talking about reputable parts of the attorney world.  The Trial Lawyers of America could easily be called the Ambulance Chasers League.  If they say you’re unethical, well, I think that pretty much covers it.