Monday, June 25, 2007

$54 million claim for lost trousers dismissed

Strictly speaking, this isn't a UK story but It does highlight the dangers of the litigation culture which has found its way across the Atlantic in the last few years.

A US judge has lost a $54m (£27m) claim against a South Korean dry-cleaning firm which lost a pair of his trousers.

By refusing to pay him $1,000 (£500) after losing his trousers, they failed to honour a pledge to provide "Satisfaction Guaranteed", he argued.

But a Washington judge dismissed the case, which drew international attention, awarding the cleaners costs.

Legal groups have said the case, which has dragged on for two years and involved thousands of hours of legal investigative work, has damaged the image of the US judicial system.


I think the worst part of this story is that the suit was launched by a JUDGE

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