I don't know what those pants were made out of and I don't know what expectation Roy L. Pearson has when he goes to the dry cleaner, but that is ridiculous. It common knowledge that dry cleaners around the world lose and ruin clothes everyday. You complain and they give you money to reimburse you for your loss. Or at least that has been my experience, but then again I don't have multi-million dollar pants. The dry cleaners don't become liable for the tune of $67 million when they screw up.
That's right, Pearson originally sought $67 million because the cleaner tried to return a pair of pants that had been altered in addition to losing the blue and maroon pants at issue. It sounds like they did him a favor because the lost pants sound like they completed one fugly suit. He claimed that the returned pants weren't his, but he failed to prove this allegation. He was forced to drop his alleged damages to the reasonable amount of $54 million.
I wish my pants were worth that much because I would sell them all on eBay.