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Some belated justice is coming to Washington, D.C. administrative courts.

The judge who became an international symbol of runaway litigation after he sued a Korean dry cleaners for $54 million over a pair of pants will be notified today that he has been removed from the bench, sources close to the process said late Monday.

The city commission overseeing the case of Administrative Law Judge Roy Pearson voted to give Pearson a letter formally advising him that he will not be reappointed to the bench, ending a protracted review process.

It's over! In the Friday the 13th oh-Jason-is-dead-let's-turn-and-walk-away sense of things.

Pearson, 57, could not be reached for comment. He had earlier hinted that he would sue the District if he were removed.

Someday this will be turned into an HBO miniseries starring Reginald VelJohnson and we can laugh about it.

Previous Pearson news here and here.

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  1. “He had earlier hinted that he would sue the District if he were removed.”

    Was there ever any doubt?

  2. Don’t stop now. Don’t stop until the motherfucker is disbarred.

  3. I still hope those sleazy shop owners go to hell.

  4. Lamar. Lamar. Lamar.

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  5. I wonder how much he will sue for.

  6. I wonder is Jackie Chiles available? Or better yet, resurrect Johnnie Cochran from the grave, perfect for Halloween!

    “Your honor, this is a wookie from the Planet Endor….”

  7. I wonder how much he will sue for.

    80 bajillion dollars, motherfucker!

  8. I just learned that Jackie Chiles was played by Phil Morris, Greg Morris’ son. Phil was a star of the “new” Mission: Impossible TV series, although, of course, he’s much better known for Seinfeld. For our youngsters, Greg Morris was on the original Mission: Impossible.

  9. Speaking of injustice and Korean dry cleaners, I’ve got to bring this up. It’s outrageous.

    joe, please tell me again how these people are doing it for our own good.

  10. Don’t stop now. Don’t stop until the motherfucker is disbarred.

    Concur wholeheartedly.

  11. Concur wholeheartedly.

    Throw my vote into this hat also.

  12. Concur wholeheartedly.

    Throw my vote into this hat also.

    So, my vote for drunk, bleeding and left in the gutter for dead might be a bit over the top?

    Big Karma really needs to step in at this point.

  13. JW’s shilling for Big Karma, now?

    If he sues, I hope he loses so big that he has to pay everyone $100,000 for wasting their time and then do all our laundry.

  14. he’s much better known for Seinfeld

    He is best known, however, for playing “Isaac” in the “revived” Love Boat.

  15. It’s outrageous.

    I’m not sure which is more outrageous: what this asshole did to the Korean dry-cleaners, or the fact that one asshole is responsible for forcing “diversity” and “cultural sensitivity” on everybody.

  16. Did he really? There was a revived Love Boat? I’m so ignorant about these things.

  17. http://imdb.com/title/tt0143050/

    Spenser was the captain. It appears (per IMDB) that Phil was the functional equivalent of Gopher.

    (didja hear the false rumor that EDDDIEEE got corked in the pooper by Vicki Stubing?)

  18. Prolib;

    Thanks for the brief nostalgic trip to the days of good broadcast TV. Now I have to get all the good shows on showtime and HBO.

  19. If Spenser was the captain, does that mean they had guest appearances by Hawk?

  20. He is capt’n on another ship now!

  21. I’m not sure which is more outrageous: what this asshole did to the Korean dry-cleaners, or the fact that one asshole is responsible for forcing “diversity” and “cultural sensitivity” on everybody.

    Rhywun, You caught two out of three. When was thae last time a boiler exploded in your neighborhood? Do we REALLY need a full time business boiler inspector, funded by the taxpayers. He was running a protection racket, with the state providing the muscle. It’s A-fuckin’-mazing!

    On the diversity trainig nonsense, If I’m the boss, I say “See this asshole? He’s fired. We’re prosecuting him. Don’t be an asshole like him or we’ll do it to you as well! Now, get back to work!”

    It seems that would suffice.

  22. From the Detroit article about the inspector/racketeer:

    “Many fear retaliation if they speak up, [a Korean editor] said. ‘In Korea, you don’t fight the government.'”

    I don’t know if he’s being fair to their native country, but in America, although fighting the government takes time, energy and money, if you’re willing to invest these things, you at least have a fighting chance of victory.

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