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.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Fundraiser to be Held this Tuesday for Ward Five Dry Cleaning Business Hit by $54 Million Pants Lawsuit
Posted by Kris Hammond at 2:20 PM
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I am not sure how this fundraiser relates to the ward, or the ANC. Certainly, the Chungs have gotten a raw deal. But posting this fundraiser seems to be more relevant to Kris's personal politics than anything else.
As I understand it, all proceeds will go directly to pay the legal bills of this Ward Five business.
Ward Five blog Stopblogandroll is promoting this event as well.
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