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The lawsuit brought forth by Roy Pearson, “The Case of the $54 Million Pants,” was lost today. Judge Judith Bartnoff rightfully ruled in favor of the defendants, the Chungs. Also, in a rare move in civil cases, the Judge awarded the defendants the court costs. Unfortunately, that is for actual court costs only and will not begin to cover the mountain of attorney’s fees they have accumulated defending this ridiculous lawsuit.
If you are unfamiliar with the case, here are some additional posts:
This case is a fine example of why we must institute a “loser pays” system. Frivolous lawsuits such as this can bankrupt an innocent business owner such as the Chungs. If you would like to help the Chungs, visit www.chungfundraiser.com
I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of Roy Pearson. An appeal is more than likely, and the Chungs will most certainly incur additional costs defending themselves.
Some stories on the verdict: