Sunday, May 06, 2007

donde están mis pantalones!!

or what you do wid my trousers man?

Saw this in passing on the news. A dry cleaner lost this guys pants and he's suing them for 65 Million dollars.

65 million dollar pants? What kind of pants are those? I could only imagine that he was one of dem foolish rapper fellows that spend way all he money on bling!

The first thing my wife asked me when I told her this story was "Wait he had a winning lotto ticket in de back pocket or wha?" Well boy I cant answer that but all I know is that de man is a judge, Judge Roy Pearson Jr, and he suing a particular dry cleaner in DC for $65 Million cause they lost a pair of his suit pants.

What got me though is how the man justify the dollar total. He arguing $500,000 for emotional distress, $542,500 for legal fees and $1500 a day per violation of consumer protection law for 1200 days times 12 violations per day times 3 defendants. Wait let me check that quick, quick 3x12=36, 36*1200=43,200, 432,00 * 1500 =64,800,000 add in the $1042,500 (legal fees + emotional damage) + $15,000 for the car he say he had to rent to go to another dry cleaners and that gives a grand total of ............. $65,857,500.

Well at least he on point with the mathematics.

But seriously though, how crazy is this? I mean I know people in America duz sue for everything under the sun but did this guy take it too far?

Sure the dry cleaners lost his pants but the suit only cost about $1000. How do you really really justify going from saying they owe you a new suit to they owe you 65 million?

And the suit about the suit pants got the dry cleaner people all distraught saying that they thinking of going back to South Korea. Cuhdear!

Well boy I can only wait to hear how this lawsuit turn out. Cause if he win you know that opens the flood gates to all sort of other suits. Business places going to have you signing all sort of legal waivers in triplicate before you can do laundry or dry cleaning or even buy a hamburger. Well well well! Plus ya know dry cleaning going up. No more $1.25 shirts and 2 dollar pants deal. Nuh uh!

Oh well, the man is a judge so I assume he has some idea what to sue for and what not to sue for. I still feel he gone too far even if the dry cleaners take so long to settle with him in the first place. What he going to do with that settlement if he win? You know how much pants that money can buy?

11 comments:

Stunner said...

Please, I hope the judge gives him 65 Million lick unda him skin fi a waste people time!

Abeni said...

Real eeediat ting dat..65 mil..steups

Luke Cage said...

One thing seems certain man. You can sue for anything anywhere these days. Hard to believe this story, but it's as crazy as the dude who wanted to sue Michael Jordan for his resemblance to him. Geez...

Crankyputz said...

Hang ON Im going to the dry cleaners this instant, hopefully they lose something...

Fiyah said...

But the man is a judge... probably him know dih deal... sure for 65 mil and he might just get $500,000. Aim fih dih sky and yuh might just touch a tree top dem seh! OK.. so is me seh it... but is true all dih same.

Campfyah said...

but wunna know dat de man suing is a judge heself....rathid...
afta alla dis he need disbarring...

Amadeo said...

I'm suing my job for not making a pleasant work environment, in addition the flourescent lights are bad for my health, and not being able to play music is killing my spirit.

SimplEnigma said...

I think most of that is punitive and to teach other businesses a lesson, rather than suing for the 65 mil.

I don't agree with it, but if it will make the cleaners more careful with my shit, then sue away!

Scratchie said...

I wonder what I can sue for??? Give me a while to think about it. Maybe I can sue the lady who gave us the dog that died for initiating emotional distress upon said pooch's demise....wadda you think?...do I have a case.

GC (God's Child) said...

the suit will probably be thrown out of court--hope so anyway

princessdominique said...

You had me speechless for a minute. I thought this was going to be a story about how you were walking around with no pants. Thanks goodness I kept reading.