Actually, I'm willing to bet that this judge makes a little bit more than the proprietors of this dry cleaning business. And I'm certain that this pair of pants is not worth $65 million. What amazes me most is the quote from the article below:
"Because Pearson no longer wanted to use his neighborhood dry cleaner, part of his lawsuit calls for $15,000 — the price to rent a car every weekend for 10 years to go to another business."
If you don't want to patronize a business anymore... that's just fine. Take your business somewhere else. But don't ever expect the first business to pay for your inconvenience. That's bull$hit.
Try as I might, I couldn't find a link to any law that stated that residents in the District of Columbia have a legal right to a Dry Cleaner within a convenient distance from their home.