A judge in Washington, DC has sued a dry cleaning business for $67 million dollars because it lost his pants.
Stupid lawsuits like this do much to tarnish the good work of America’s trial bar.
Needless to say, media outlets, many of which are more concerned with American Idol, Anna Nicole Smith and other “non-news,” love this sort of story because it’s a story that they incorrectly use to bolster the incorrect notion that “the System’s” out of control. There’s a market in America for news that’s more entertainment, or distraction, than substance.
This is obviously a frivilous suit and will be condemned by trial lawyers across the nation for what it is.
Absurd and aberrational suits like this threaten those victims who are truly wronged and deserve justice. It’s a waste and a shame.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.