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Author Topic: $67 Million Dollars Pants  (Read 1654 times)

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« on: May 03, 2007, 03:21:13 PM »
There is a lawyer who took his pants to the cleaners and they lost them.

Ok, I can understand being upset.  They offered him money up to $12,000 and he refused.

Now he is taking the couple to court for $67 Million dollars over his pants being lost.

http://blog.case.edu/james.chang/2007/05/02/the_67_million_dollar_pants

Am I the only one who thinks this is stupid?

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007, 03:25:22 PM »
Well, maybe he had $ 66999000 worth of cash in his pockets? Might be possible with canadian dollars...
 

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 03:35:03 PM »
No thats a greedy bastard, but the judge would have to be stupid to even think of allowing it

in fact if it was me I'd go with the cleans, $12,000 is enough to gold plate your butt if you wanted to, and much more than reasonable,

and whack that greedy bastard with the court costs,

what was that? $12,000?, that will do nicely :)
 

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007, 11:01:41 PM »
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No thats a greedy bastard, but the judge would have to be stupid to even think of allowing it

in fact if it was me I'd go with the cleans, $12,000 is enough to gold plate your butt if you wanted to, and much more than reasonable,

and whack that greedy bastard with the court costs,

what was that? $12,000?, that will do nicely :)


I agree.  It should be thrown out.  They offered him a fair amount of money and he turned it down.

Worse yet they found the pants a month later, matched it with a tag and the guy denied it.

He is a scumbag

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 11:38:55 PM »
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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.


Dems a lotta pantses.

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He also wants $500,000 in emotional damages and $542, 500 in legal fees, even though he is representing himself in court.


Cripes. If he charges himself that much, how much does he charge real clients?

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 01:27:41 AM »
For 67 million dollars - that pair of pants must be magical or give the guy "special massages" .

 That price tag is just unreal.

 Judge should say $200 tops and be done with it. This is a glorified small claims issue blown out of porportion.

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007, 07:39:46 AM »
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For 67 million dollars - that pair of pants must be magical or give the guy "special massages" .

 That price tag is just unreal.

 Judge should say $200 tops and be done with it. This is a glorified small claims issue blown out of porportion.

- Ed C.


Oh yeah, it's crazy.

It's just greed pure and simple.  I heard there have been calls to have him disbarred and I hope it works.  This is an abuse of the legal system and people like him need to get disbarred and and made an example of.

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2007, 09:22:41 AM »
I read this article somewhere elese. The guy justified the amount he was asking by saying that. he had to travel out side the city for like four years or some stupid like that. The amount covered the cost of gas and, wear and tear on his car. Its still ignorant, but thats the morons reasoning.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2007, 11:47:42 AM »
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He also wants $500,000 in emotional damages and $542, 500 in legal fees, even though he is representing himself in court.


Cripes. If he charges himself that much, how much does he charge real clients?


The phrase "fool for a client" comes to mind for some reason....
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2007, 02:24:34 PM »
Normally when I read these stories about lawyers and frivolous lawsuits, I just shrug my shoulders mutter something about leopards and spots or frogs and scorpions and move on.  But this guy is a fucking JUDGE!

Part of me hopes this case does take a while to resolve so the spotlight on this idiot shines longer.
 

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2007, 03:58:24 PM »
Me, I hope that this is the straw that breaks the back of the current litagative culture that has come about in the US within my own lifetime.  Of course, I hoped that about the McDonalds Coffee Case as well. :rolleyes:

I foresee riots and massive, sweeping legal reform. Lawyer lynchings, Cats and Dogs sleeping together... Mass Hysteria!


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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2007, 04:06:57 PM »
Erm, the McDonalds coffee case was pretty reasonable.
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2007, 04:27:49 PM »
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Normally when I read these stories about lawyers and frivolous lawsuits, I just shrug my shoulders mutter something about leopards and spots or frogs and scorpions and move on.  But this guy is a fucking JUDGE!

Part of me hopes this case does take a while to resolve so the spotlight on this idiot shines longer.


I hope it gets dropped and I hope he has to pay the couples legal bills.   Hell, I think they should counter sue the asshole.

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007, 04:34:45 PM »
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Erm, the McDonalds coffee case was pretty reasonable.



Five million dollars because a cup of coffee wasn't labled 'Hot'?

Not buying it, not for five million shmackeroos.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2007, 04:36:51 PM »
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Five million dollars because a cup of coffee wasn't labled 'Hot'?

Not buying it, not for five million shmackeroos.
5 million dollars for 220 degrees F coffe that permanently damaged a woman's genitalia seems pretty goddamn reasonable to me.
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