Roy Pearson, an administrative law judge in the District of Columbia, recently cried on the witness stand while seeking $54 million from his drycleaners for losing his pants.
He claimed at the trial that “there is no case . . . in the United States that comes anywhere close to the outrageousness of the behavior of the defendants in this case.” (The $54 million he demanded at trial is less than the $65 million he initially sought in his lawsuit).
In this Sunday’s Washington Times, I explained why it would be perfectly appropriate, and legal, for the government to fire him for his ridiculous suit, despite claims to the contrary by certain officials in the D.C. government.