So the dry cleaner loses this guy’s (who happens to be a judge) favorite pair of pants. That sucks. He asks for $1,000 (the whole price of the suit). They find the pants. He says, “Nope, not my pants!” (Paraphrased.) He sues. The dry cleaner has offered to settle for $3k, $4.6k, and $12k. So he says no and comes up with some crap about not being able to use that dry cleaner, having to rent a car to drive to another one, etc. [NOTE: WTF planet does this guy live on?]
Anyway, this guy should be stripped of his judgeship and disbarred. We have huge problems with frivolous lawsuits and a judge shouldn’t be setting this kind of example.