I hadn’t heard about this case until reading the short Inc.com article. Unbelievable:
The owners of a dry-cleaning shop that successfully fended off a $54 million lawsuit over a pair of pants are being forced to sell their business as a result of costly legal fees.
Soo Chung and Jin Nam Chung, the owners of Washington-based Custom Cleaners, were sued earlier this year by a customer for allegedly losing his pants.
While the case was eventually dismissed, the heavy legal expenses have since forced the Chungs out of business, according to the couple’s lawyer.
It is embarrassing to have a legal system where a $54 million lawsuit can be litigated over a pair of lost suit paints.