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Missing pants, now missing job

He lost his pants, he lost his $54 million lawsuit, and now he has lost his job.

Roy Pearson, the Washington, DC administrative law judge who grabbed headlines by suing a local dry cleaner that lost his pants, claiming $54 million in damages – and lost – was dismissed from his bench post and ordered to clean out his locker, The Washington Post reports today.

This comes after the judicial committee in charge of reappointing judges in the Office of Administrative Hearings voted against offering Pearson a 10-year term.

According to the Post‘s source, the wacky pants lawsuit was not the basis for Pearson’s dismissal. The committee reasoned that Pearson did not possess “appropriate judgment and judicial temperament” for the job, was “combative,” and failed to follow proper opinion-drafting procedures.

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