The owners of a dry cleaner who were sued for $54 million over a missing pair of pants have raised enough money to pay most of their legal fees, according to a court motion filed Monday.
Jin Nam Chung and Soo Chung, the owners of Custom Cleaners, had sought $82,772 from Roy Pearson to recover the costs of successfully defending themselves from the 2005 lawsuit, which they considered frivolous.
Pearson responded Friday with a motion that said the Chungs failed "to provide factual or legal support for their motion," and that his lawsuit had merit.
Pearson, a local administrative law judge, had claimed that the "Satisfaction Guaranteed" sign that once hung in the Chungs' shop was misleading and violated the District of Columbia's consumer protection act. A pair of his pants went missing, but a week later, the store owners said they were found.