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“Pants” Judge Brings Whistleblower Lawsuit

Published by on May 6, 2008

According to WashingtonPost.com, “A former judge who lost a $54 million law suit against a dry cleaners over a missing pair of pants is suing to get his job back and at least $1 million in damages.  In the suit filed in federal court, Roy Pearson [claims] he was wrongfully dismissed for exposing corruption within the […]

According to WashingtonPost.com, “A former judge who lost a $54 million law suit against a dry cleaners over a missing pair of pants is suing to get his job back and at least $1 million in damages.  In the suit filed in federal court, Roy Pearson [claims] he was wrongfully dismissed for exposing corruption within the Office of Administrative Hearings, the department where he worked. In court documents, Pearson said he was protected as a whistle-blower and that the city used the fact that he was being “vilified in the media” to cut him out of his job.  In a response to a Freedom of Information Act request from The Associated Press, the city’s general counsel wrote that Pearson’s term as an administrative law judge expired in May 2007, and the D.C. Commission on Selection and Tenure of Administrative Law Judges voted not to reappoint him.”

Based on the media coverage of the $54 million dry cleaner lawsuit, this case should make some interesting press.

UPDATE:  Click here for a copy of Pearson’s 52-page complaint:  roy-pearson-complaint.

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