By now, most people have heard about the now-famous $54 million dollar lawsuit filed by a D.C. administrative law judge against a dry cleaning business in Ward Five for allegedly losing his pants. The case (legal analysis here and latest news here) made international headlines and has become a symbol of the dangers of clever lawyers manipulating laws intended to protect consumers in order to advance a personal vendetta with no restraint or remorse. The plaintiff continues to appeal his loss of the case.
This Tuesday, July 24th, from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m., the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and the American Tort Reform Association will host a fundraiser for the Chungs to help pay their $82,000 in legal fees. The event (you can register here) will beld at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street N.W. I encourage all supports of Ward Five businesses to attend this event if they can afford to do so.