Friday, June 22, 2007

This Wasn't The First Time He Was A Jerk. What A Surprise...

A few days ago, I posted about the antics of Roy Pearson, a judge who is suing Soo and Jin Chung over the alleged loss of a pair of pants at the cleaners they own-- suing them for $54 million.

In looking up for further developments in the case, I came across an interesting fact: that he acted like an ass in his divorce-- dragging the procedings along, attempting to get spousal support, although he was employed as a lawyer, as was his ex-wife. The judge denied him spousal support, and in fact was so aggravated at Pearson's idiotic antics and unnecessary drawing out of the case that he awarded Pearson's ex-wife $12,000 in legal fees.

Here is the appeal in the Virginia Court of Appeals in which the judges ruled for Pearson's ex-wife:

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=va&vol=0561044&invol=1

I guess he figured he didn't come out looking like a big enough jerk the first time. He had to take another crack at it.

Just to remind you, you can donate to the Chungs' legal defense fund at:

http://www.customcleanersdefensefund.com/

11 comments:

cheer34 said...

almost everyone can now read "fact" reagrding Roy's oddity of dragging out court proceedings. I also want to know why he no longer is employed by D.C.

'Bubbles' said...

This guy has some serious issues.

I'm reminded of a saying, I need to look up who said it, and I may not have it correct word for word, but it applies.

"He who is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail."

The Elk said...

THis guy is the definition of the word Ass-Clown.....

MacGuffin said...

Let's hope he gets the same kind of comeuppance in the "trousers" case.

Skylers Dad said...

Like a friend of mine likes to say, "The world is self-correcting".

He will get his in the end - by Bubba his cellmate preferably...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

How come nobody's taken him out yet?

The Elk said...

Hmmm..I wonder if he's dead pool eligible for next year.....

Doc said...

Skylers Dad: Yes, with any luck he'll wind up in a cell with some big cretin that he put away.

And Yes, the world is self-correcting.

Bubbles: Loved the hammer quote. If you find who said it, I'd love to know.

Doc

Coaster Punchman said...

You said this guy is a judge? You can get disciplined for bringing frivolous lawsuits in many states.

'Bubbles' said...

Hey, Doc

Here it is.

It really stuck with me when I heard it. Abraham Maslow. I was teaching leadership when I first heard it.

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/abrahammas142587.html

Johnny Yen said...

Cheer34-
I suspect he's pissed more than a few people off in his time-- seems to be a habit for him.

"Bubbles"--
He definitely does have issues-- great quote. I find Maslow fascinating. I read in an article years ago (In Esquire, of all places!) that one of the things that really motivated his research (the "Heirarchy of Needs" that we all studied in Psych I in college) was the fact that he observed that so many Jewish people survived the Holocaust not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spritually. He attributed it to the loving environment of their families and upbringing.

Elk-
You said it!

MacGuffin-
He richly deserves it, doesn't he?

Skyler's Dad-
That's one of the best quotes that's been sent my in recent memory, and a very true one. I suspect his punishment will be pecuiary, which I have a hunch will be worse to him than jail.

CP-
I hope that's the case where he is!