By now, the entire personal injury world is well aware of the infamous dry cleaning pants lawsuit. Things took an ugly turn last week when Judge Roy L. Pearson finally lowered his demand……..to $54 million! Judge Pearson’s lawsuit has put a black eye on the personal injury profession and knocked down a wall of defense that respectable trial attorneys and organizations such as InjuryBoard and the American Association for Justice (AAJ) have sought to fortify for the last several years.
The AAJ has not gone down without a fight. Last month, CEO Jon Haber wrote a letter to the District of Columbia Bar, asking that it open a disciplinary investigation into Judge Pearson. in the letter, Haber says the lawsuit represents a “serious abuse of the civil justice system” and asks for a disciplinary inquiry from the Bar.