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COPY-Judge expected to rule today in pants suit

Associated Press - June 25, 2007 9:53 AM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge in Washington, DC is expected to rule today in the lawsuit filed by an administrative law judge who is suing a dry cleaner.

Roy Pearson is suing the owners of Custom Cleaners because Pearson said the cleaners lost an expensive pair of his pants. Pearson was originally seeking $67 million, but reduced the amount to 54 million. He based his claim on his strict interpretation of the city's consumer protection law.

A lawyer for the family that owns the cleaners says his clients misplaced the judge's pants but soon found them. Chris Manning also said Pearson has a history of filing egregious lawsuits.

Pearson has represented himself at trial. He says he has pursued the lawsuit in the interest of Washington, DC residents.

The judge has been considering her ruling for more than a week.

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