Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Nice Pants, but No Job

Remember this guy?

The other shoe has dropped, as Roy Pearson, the DC administrative judge who notoriously sued a local dry cleaner for $52 million because of a lost pair of pants, has lost his job. Actually, his position on the bench expired in May, but he remained on the payroll as an "attorney advisor" in the meantime. The Office of Administrative Hearings claims that the pants suit didn't have any impact on the decision:

Instead, the committee said it had reviewed Pearson's judicial decisions and audiotapes of proceedings over which he had presided and found he did not demonstrate 'appropriate judgment and judicial temperament,' according a source who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.

Sources said Pearson also was criticized for displaying a 'combative' nature with supervisors and colleagues and for failing to comply with policies in drafting opinions.
'cause none of those characteristics were on display during the pants debacle!

1 comment:

jedijawa said...

Wow, I forgot he was from D.C. Well, as a newly inducted member of the D.C. Bar ... I say "good riddance!"