Monday, August 6, 2007

Pants Suit Judge Might Lose Job

Remember the DC Administrative Law Judge who sued a dry cleaners for millions of dollars because of a mixup with his pants? I haven't covered it since my first post, but it's gotten a lot of attention elsewhere as an example of litigiousness run amok.

The trial court ruled for the cleaners, but the judge is planning to appeal. A fundraiser last week garnered $62,000 for Chungs, the couple that owns the dry cleaners -- with $30,000 donated earlier, they're almost out of the hole, but an appeal would cost more.

Now the Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges is deciding whether to recommend his reappointment (his first term expired recently). Raw Fisherfrom Marc Fisher's Blog - Commission Weighs Future of Litigious Judge, Wash. Post, Aug. 3, 2007.

Thanks: Pamela Gregory.

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