WASHINGTON — The D.C. Court of Appeals has denied a request for a second appeals hearing for Roy L. Pearson Jr. and his highly publicized $54 million lawsuit against Custom Cleaners and its owners, Soo and Jin Chung, over a misplaced pair of pants.
In December, a three-judge panel rejected Pearson’s first appeal to overturn a 2007 ruling that determined he failed to show that the store’s promise of “satisfaction guaranteed” amounted to fraud.
This time around, none of the remaining six judges objected to the previous ruling, in effect rejecting Pearson’s request for a second hearing.
Pearson’s final option is to request a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The Chungs sincerely hope that Mr. Pearson’s three resounding defeats will finally convince him to drop his pursuit of his frivolous claims and to put the case to rest once and for all,” Christopher C. S. Manning, the Chung's lawyer, said in a release.