AAJ Commends Fair Verdict in “Pants” Case

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AAJ Commends Fair Verdict in “Pants” Case: Verdict Shows American Civil Justice System Works

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2007

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Washington, DC—Following the verdict in favor of the Chung family, American Association for Justice (AAJ) CEO Jon Haber issued this statement:

“A multi-million dollar lawsuit over a pair of pants was both ridiculous and offensive to our values. Our civil justice system must be reserved for those who seek fair compensation when they are the victim of true wrongdoing or negligence. The court has ruled wisely in this matter. Opponents of our civil justice system should pay heed to this decision—it clearly shows that the system works to deny outrageous and ridiculous claims.”

AAJ has been sharply critical of Judge Pearson’s lawsuit seeking $54 million in damages over a lost pair of pants. In April, AAJ CEO Jon Haber called on the District of Columbia Bar Association to conduct a disciplinary investigation of Judge Pearson for his conduct in this matter. Haber and AAJ President Lewis “Mike” Eidson pledged to support the defendant’s defense fund and encouraged the AAJ membership to also contribute (http://www.customcleanersdefensefund.com/). 

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