274: The number of top female executives per 100,000 residents in Washington [D.C.] -- the highest such figure in the nation for major metropolitan areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The San Francisco/San Jose area was second.
Nice to know that my city is #1 in something positive.
This next item is remarkable partly for its absurd figures and partly for its unintentionally funny initial ambiguity:
D.C. Judge Drops Pants from Suit
A customer who believes he was mistreated by a dry cleaner has dropped the pants from his suit.
Roy L. Pearson, who filed a $67 million lawsuit against the dry cleaning business that lost his pants, has lowered his demand. Now, he's asking for only $54 million.
The District of Columbia administrative law judge first sued Custom Cleaners over a pair of pants that went missing two years ago. He was seeking about $65 million under the D.C. consumer protection act and almost $2 million in common law claims.
He is focusing his claims on signs in the shop that have since been removed. The suit alleges that three defendants, Jin Nam Chung, Soo Chung and their son, Ki Chung, committed fraud and misled consumers with signs that claimed "Satisfaction Guaranteed."
Chris Manning, the Chungs' attorney, says, "I'm still baffled, unless it's simply to harass and annoy my clients."
Manning says he doesn't expect pearson to win any compensation when the trial starts June 11.
Better hope he doesn't discover this headline, or the paper will be sued for about $80 million.