by Lal Beral
Question by OrygunDuk : Can a pair of pants lead to disbarment? A dry cleaner is being sued for $ 67 Million dollars because they lost a pair of pants. The pants belonged to an “attorney” (probably a misnomer) who is suing because the pants were “special”.
Minimally this is lawsuit abuse. The dry cleaner has already offered over $ 12,000 in what is tantamount to extortion, but the jackass continues to press the lawsuit. This wreaks of vengeance and I believe to be unethical behavior – when does the ABA step in and slap this guy down? And we wonder why attorneys have horrible reputations… Best answer:
Answer by A.Mercer
Do you have a link to a news site that covers this?
Ok, I found one. http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/Story?id=3119381&page=1
It is not just an attorney, but a judge doing the suing. I think that someone should start up a fund to help the store owners fight this lawsuit and then countersue the plaintif. That fund might then be used to help others fight stupid lawsuits and get the people filing these frivilous lawsuits to end up paying a lot of money.
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