At the dry-cleaner’s, His Lordship lost his pants
Perhaps to the callous and irreverent white ants
The laundry failed to deliver despite his rants
This deficiency attracted 67 million bucks damage
Computed carefully on the basis of loss of image
The kind Judge finally agreed to drop his pants
But what about the fraud of signs in the laundry
Of guaranteed satisfaction and same day delivery
The agony caused is worth 54 million you agree
Only some few millions will restore his sanity
Since we cannot sue the white ants for perjury.
(“WASHINGTON – A judge who was seeking $67 million from a dry cleaners that lost his pants has loosened the belt on his lawsuit. Now, he’s asking for only $54 million, according to a May 30 court filing in D.C. Superio
Roy L. Pearson, a District of Columbia administrative law judge, first sued Custom Cleaners over a pair of pants that went missing two years ago. He was seeking about $65 million under the D.C. consumer protection act and almost $2 million in common law claims.
He is now focusing his claims on signs in the shop that have since been removed. The suit alleges that Jin Nam Chung, Soo Chung and Ki Chung committed fraud and misled consumers with signs that claimed “Satisfaction Guaranteed” and “Same Day Service.”
But Chris Manning, the Chungs’ attorney, says that can be considered fraud only if the signs misled a “reasonable” person. No reasonable person, he says, would interpret them to be an unconditional promise of satisfaction.”