$54 million missing pants lawsuit is back

WASHINGTON (AP) - October 22, 2008

The D.C. Court of Appeals is scheduled to review the case Wednesday. The lawsuit was first brought against Custom Cleaners more than three years ago by then-administrative law judge Roy Pearson.

Pearson sued the mom-and-pop business for $67 million in 2005 after the cleaners misplaced a pair of his trousers. He later lowered his demand to $54 million.

The case went to trial last year and a D.C. Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the South Korean immigrant owners, awarding Pearson nothing.

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