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Monday, June 25, 2007

Now, On To More Pressing Matters...

In a trial that has become proof positive of the need for civil justice reform, a judge ruled in favor of the defendants in the case of the $54 million missing pants.

A Washington, D.C., dry cleaning store that was sued for $54 million over an allegedly missing pair of pants will not have to pay anything to its disgruntled customer, a judge ruled Monday.

Instead, Roy Pearson, who sued over the missing trousers, may have to pay the store owners' legal fees.

Yes, the lunacy of this case is extreme. However, what is no laughing matter is that Louisiana is ranked 48th in judicial fairness by major employers, and jurisdictions like Orleans Parish have been listed as "Judicial Hellholes" by the American Tort Reform Association.

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