According to the website of the firm representing Custom Cleaners, the trial of Judge Roy Pearson's $54-million-dollar lost-pants claims is set to begin today or tomorrow in District of Columbia Superior Court. Apparently Judge Judith Bartnoff is presiding over another trial that is running longer than expected, one that someone apparently thinks is more important than getting closure on the pants allegations.
To date, I've been unable to determine whether Pearson was reappointed to another ten-year term as an administrative-law judge. That appointment was to be considered recently, but, some would say, the pants dispute (for my Spanish readers, el ensayo de los pantalones) has cast some doubt on Pearson's objectivity and common sense. If anyone knows whether he was reappointed, please let me know.
Updates to follow.
Link: Manning & Sossamon