Tuesday, July 24, 2007

$54 Million Pants Dry Cleaners Get Support, Judge Pearson Not Done

The Chungs almost got into the news again. They're the Korean family who allegedly lost a judge's 54-million-dollar pants. Supporters of the Chungs have a fundraiser today.

Anyone who owns a business should be aware of the what a screwball lawsuit brought by a determined lunatic can do: Particularly, in my opinion, when operating in an area where you're an ethnic minority.

Quoting from a website dedicated to supporting the Chungs, "Fundraising event on Tuesday, July 24th, 6:00-7:30pm, co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and the American Tort Reform Association. If unable to attend, you can still support the Chungs." (www.chungfundraiser.com)

The Washington Post has been very quietly covering this case of an american citizen's attempt to destroy the business and finances of an immigrant, ethnic-minority, family. Not in the news so much as in a blog.

The most recent post was Pants Update: Cuffed Again! (July 16, 2007), with a few lines of discussion in a later entry, Washington's Hour of Talk Power (July 19, 2007). In this post, someone asserted that Pearson is out of money, and so not able to reimburse the Chungs' legal expenses even if he felt like it. If so, where he's getting the money to continue his jihad, I've no idea.

As of the Washington Post's July 16 post, Judge Pearson's most recent effort to re-start his suit was refused. With the dogged persistence of a deranged chihuahua, he seems determined to return with yet another legal appeal. I know that it's important for the judicial system to allow appeals, but it would be nice if lunatics weren't allowed to ruin productive families through judicial harrasment.

This judicial farce is not a total disaster. Judging from feedback in the Washington Post blogs, many of that newspaper's readers strongly support the Chungs. More to the point, individuals and corporations seem to be putting their money where their mouth is, by contributing to the Chung's defense.

It's a little late for the Chung fundraiser, but the Custom Cleaners Defense Fund is still around, and able to take donations by PayPal.

Previous posts about the dry cleaners' legal difficulties on this blog:

And, a few other blogs on Judge Roy Pearon's vendetta against the Koreans:

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