Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Crying Game

Protein Wisdom is following the strange case of the judge who is suing the dry cleaner for $54 million after he was given the wrong pair of pants. "When he returned, he called that moment when Chung offered him the wrong pants 'a Twilight Zone experience,' and again, he welled up and had to halt the proceedings."

Pundits have charted the "Diana-fication" of Britain as a popular cultural indicator of its social health. Suing the laundryman half a hundred million for a pair of trousers probably falls into the category of comedy more than serious news, one hopes. A law blog points out the "Hiltonization" of US News.

So what do Judge Larry Seindlin (of Anna Nicole fame), Paris Hilton and now Roy Pearson (of the $54 million-dollar pants suit) have in common? All have been laughed at for crying in court.

But for the Korean laundryman, there was nothing funny about the suit.

Shop owner Soo Chung, an immigrant from South Korea, was not so amused. Economically, emotionally, and health-wise as well, it's been extremely hard for us," Chung said through an interpreter as she broke down crying. It has cost tens of thousands of dollars to defend against the lawsuit, with a quarter of that covered by donations, a spokeswoman said.


Blogger Sparks fly said...

Poor baby!

54 million may not be enough.

Why has the judiciary allowed this idiocy to go on?

(By the way; Harry Reid is a failure. Spread the word.)

6/13/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger mark said...

Bring out the tumbrels.
Force the lawyers to gaze through the "window of liberty" [guillotine].
I am not joking.
Lawyers are, without exception, odious, wicked, execreble creatures who cause far more damage than good. If we do not deal with them they will surely enslave and ruin us.

6/14/2007 04:25:00 AM  
Blogger Elmondohummus said...

That man is a judge?

What the hell is going on with the decline of quality, judgement, and pure intelligence within the professional classes in America these days? I mean, I know he's only one man and doesn't represent all judges, but still... how the [multiple expletives deleted] did this fellow manage to get into this class of otherwise respectable people?

I mean, for the love of God!... a legal professional?... Doing this?... What the hell?!

6/14/2007 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger dchamil said...

Patterico has pointed out that the suing judge is black and the suee is Korean. He suspects some racial animus is behind this.

6/14/2007 11:53:00 AM  

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