June 14, 2007

And the Most Despised Man in America Award Goes to... "Judge" Roy Pearson

"Judge" Roy Pearson!

We've all had experiences with big liars, but this schmuck is currently set to take away the Liar of the Decade Award. And like all who go for the big lie, it's little wonder he can rope in some other sad-sacks to augment his lie. And, true to the pattern of lies and, there's always a misty moment for crocodile tears in order that nobody dare doubt the "sincerity" of the lie. After all, if you can see the liar feels bad, that must mean he's telling the truth. Right? Right.

The latest inch of the slime trail exuding from "Judge and Lawyer" Roy Pearson in his legalized assault and battery on an immigrant Korean couple came yesterday with tears and his latest prop, a wheelchair bound woman:

Before trial began yesterday in the case of the D.C. judge who sued his neighborhood dry cleaners after they lost his pants, the most extraordinary fact was Roy Pearson's demand for $65 million in damages. That was before Pearson, an administrative law judge, broke down while testifying about the emotional pain of having the cleaners give him the wrong pants. It was before an 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair told of being chased out of the cleaners by an angry owner. And it was before she compared the owners of Custom Cleaners in open court to Nazis. -- Judge Who Seeks Millions for Lost Pants Has His (Emotional) Day in Court

This "lawsuit" has, of course, been covered extensively and commented on to a great degree on blogs and in other media and,no doubt, around water-coolers and across dining tables throughout the nation. Such discussions inevitably devolve into the pressing need for "tort reform." Forget about it, there isn't going to be any. Case in point, this very lawsuit.

Pearson is himself a lawyer and has been able to track his slime through the system for years because of that alone. Add to this the fact that he is currently employed by DC as an "Administrative Judge" for the District for which he is paid somewhere north of $100,000 a year. (He once had a bio page on the DC Office of Administrative Hearings HERE, but that page seems to have strangely gone missing... Hummm... must have been too shameful even for those tools.) Put it all together and you have a classic example of the inmates inside a system simply closing ranks over one of their own. And then there's the money.

The tort system, according to a study from NAM, racks up a hefty annual charge on the American system: "the $865 billion spent on tort costs each year represents 2.2 percent of our GDP, compared to 0.9 percent from other advanced economies." This is, as these partisan studies always are, heavily weighted towards the hyperbolic. A more reasonable valuation is given by Richard Posner in his fisking of that figure, "Is the Tort System Costing the United States $865 Billion a Year?," which receives -- as all good and sharp fiskings must, a counter-fisking from the finely fisked authors HERE. The net result is not the final figure confirmed. That all depends on who's hobby horse you are riding. The real bottom line is that the system, like some many systems, is smashed beyond repair, but those that are called upon to fix the system are those that have broken it.

The most despised man in America is a Judge and a Lawyer in the very district in which he is pursuing his unstoppable vendetta against Korean-Americans. The malice, the madness, the greed, and the racism are all on broad display in this case, as is the evident perverted pleasure that Pearson takes in all the attention this is garnering him from the media. Does anyone believe that the people who feast at the trough of DC justice would have it any other way, or that they would do anything to keep the system full of slop for their maws?

There's a quote I'm currently favoring on my sidebar that reads: ""Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return."

The legal system's boat long ago left that island and there are more liars made every year to row it. Justice would require that Pearson's suit be dismissed instantly and that the defendants be awarded two sledgehammers and 15 minutes alone with Pearson. This "Lawyer Destruction Derby" would modify his behavior and give him real cause to cry. But we're not talking about "justice" here, we're talking about institutionalized lying in a profession that has no honor, aren't we?

I know many of you will be raising your hands for a turn with the sledgehammer, but alas that's not presently an option. Instead, if you wish, you can contribute to "The Jin Nam and Soo Chung Defense Fund."

Posted by Vanderleun at June 14, 2007 6:22 AM
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In case "Lawyer Destruction Derby" does take place, can I get on the waiting list? Oh and can I bring my own sledgehammer, one with nuclear warhead attached to it?

Posted by: Judge Dreaded at June 14, 2007 12:22 PM

How in the hell did this case get into D.C. Superior Court, and not small claims court where it belongs? Who's the idiot judge who agreed that the case could be tried as a full-blown civil suit?

Posted by: Roderick Reilly at June 18, 2007 12:09 PM

Maybe many, many more questions should be directed to the Northwestern University (which awarded him a JD) and Georgetown University (which took him on as a lecturer).

Posted by: DavidN at June 27, 2007 4:50 AM