Ex-Judge Suspended For 'Preposterous' Suit Over Lost Pants

Law360 (June 5, 2020, 10:13 PM EDT) -- Fifteen years ago, a then-administrative law judge lost a pair of pants. On Thursday, he lost his right to practice law for 90 days when a D.C. appeals court found he subjected his local dry cleaner to years of frivolous litigation and "preposterous" damages demands over the missing pants.

In a per curiam decision, a three-judge panel agreed with a disciplinary board that Roy Pearson Jr. violated District of Columbia rules of professional conduct by pursuing a $67 million suit against the small business, and suspended him for 90 days without a stay, instead of the 30-day suspension that the Board...

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