The sad consequences of losing a pair of pants

You may recall that Roy Pearson, a US administrative law judge, filed a multi-million dollar claim against the Chungs for losing a pair of his pants (earlier explanations here and here). He lost resoundingly, and then appealed. Pearson’s contract as a judge was unlikely to be renewed as a result of his conduct and the adverse publicity surrounding this litigation.
Now the Chungs have now been forced to sell up their shop.

Pretty sad outcome for everyone. And all over one pair of pants! I really hope Pearson sees sense and abandons his appeal, but I have a horrible feeling that he’ll pursue this claim right up to the US Supreme Court.

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