Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Absurd News of the Week -The $67 Million Pants

A Washington, D.C., lawyer is suing an area dry cleaning business for losing a pair of his trousers. The business owners claim they have his pants, but he's pressing ahead with his suit. A $10 dry cleaning bill for a pair of trousers has ballooned into a $67 million civil lawsuit. The ABC News Law & Justice Unit has calculated that for $67 million Pearson could buy 84,115 new pairs of pants at the $800 value he placed on the missing trousers in court documents. If you stacked those pants up, they would be taller than eight Mount Everests. If you laid them side by side, they would stretch for 48 miles.

The really worrying part of this article is that the plaintiff is not only a lawyer but also a judge. This man is responsible for ensuring justice. I wouldn't want to be an American in his court, would you?

For the full article visit ABC News

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