Titanic Legal Battles

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Live-Blogging From the Pants Trial

Not me, unfortunately, but at least someone is doing it.  Emil Steiner of the Washington Post is live at the trial of Pearson v. Custom Cleaners, which did in fact go to trial this morning and may or may not…


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Trial of Judge’s Lost-Pants Claim Set to Begin

According to the website of the firm representing Custom Cleaners, the trial of Judge Roy Pearson’s $54-million-dollar lost-pants claims is set to begin today or tomorrow in District of Columbia Superior Court.  Apparently Judge Judith Bartnoff is presiding over another…


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Judge Drops Pants; Suit Still On

New developments this week in the lawsuit by D.C. administrative law judge Roy Pearson against his local dry cleaners, alleging a diabolical pants-related scheme.  As you may recall, Pearson sued under the D.C. consumer-protection statute after the cleaners allegedly lost…



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Libel Suit Against Food Critic Alleges Steak Sandwich Misclassified

Adam Liptak of the New York Times writes today (March 7) about restaurants filing libel lawsuits against food critics.  The lawsuits are not uncommon, although, as Liptak writes, they are virtually never successful. The most recent example is a new…


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Lawyer Victorious After Two-Year Legal Battle Over $3.76

Adam Goodmann’s shoplifting conviction was reversed by New Jersey’s Appellate Division on February 2, bringing to an end a two-year legal battle that began with a dispute over a $3.76 charge for film developing. Goodmann was charged with shoplifting in…