Judge Roy Pearson, Jr. really, really, really loved his favorite pants that his dry cleaners lost, so of course he decided on a logical course of action: he sued. For $67.3 million!
When the owners, Korean immigrants who came to the United States in 1992, could not find one pair of pants, Pearson demanded $1,150 for a replacement suit. The owners did not respond; he sued.
Using a complicated formula, Pearson argues that under the city's consumer protection law, the owners, Soo and Jin Chung and their son, Ki Chung, each owe $18,000 for each day over a nearly four-year period in which signs at their store promised "Same Day Service" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed."
And when that was derisively deemed to be excessive, he lowered his price. To $54 million!
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/06/13/america/pants.php - via Scribal Terror