ABOUT THIS STORY | Roy L. Pearson Jr. filed a $65 million lawsuit against Custom Cleaners in 2007 after the dry cleaner lost a pair of his pants that he had sent in for $10.50 in alterations. Pearson, a lawyer and former administrative judge for the District, claimed that Soo and Jin Chung, who owned the dry cleaner, committed fraud by failing to live up to promises posted on signs in their shop. Pearson was denied damages by a District court in October 2007; his appeal is still pending. Custom Cleaners has closed.
Roy L. Pearson, Jr., left, sued Soo Chung, right, and her husband, owners of Custom Cleaners. (Left: By Lois Raimondo -- The Washington Post; Right: AP Photo -- Jacquelyn Martin)