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Lost Pants Morph Into Lost Business, Lost Lawsuit and, Now, Likely Lost Job

The saga of now former Administrative Law Judge Roy Pearson and his pants is a story of loss ... many times over. Back in April, we posted here about Pearson's $65 million lawsuit against a mom-and-pop dry cleaner for losing his pants. Since then, Pearson has lost his lawsuit, the owners of the dry cleaning shop lost their business (they decided to shutter it after the trauma of the lawsuit) and, now, Pearson will likely lose his job, according to this follow-up Washington Post story. The panel responsible for approving ALJ appointments is still deliberating on reappointing Pearson, but sources say that the panel is likely to vote against another 10-year term for Pearson. Among the factors considered in reappointment is Pearson's lawsuit, as well as Pearson's work as a judge.

Of course, I'm guessing that the panel is considering another factor as well: the likelihood that Pearson may sue if he receives an adverse decision. 

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on October 23, 2007 at 05:41 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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