The American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) has called for a disciplinary investigation of District of Columbia Administrative Law Judge Roy Pearson Jr., who brought a $65 million lawsuit against a family-owned dry cleaning business for losing his pants.
The Association’s members are U. S. lawyers who file lawsuits on behalf of clients. Its President, Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, stated: “Our court system has no place for those who abuse the instruments of justice for personal gain or the intimidation of others.”
In addition to the call for investigation, Eidson added: “As attorneys who are committed to helping Americans receive justice throughout courts, we are outraged by the very idea of a $65 million claim over a pair of pants. It is not only ridiculous – it is offensive to our values.”