Many immigrants move to the United States in hopes of securing a brighter future for their children. There are many opportunities for hard workers to better their lives by working in a country that allows them a chance at the "American Dream". Many immigrants work hard to establish their own companies, where their profits are their sole income.
Jin and Soo Chung moved to the United States in the 1990s from South Korea to open a dry cleaning business. They had high hopes of a better life for themselves and their children, and they hoped that their business would allow them to send their children to college to further their education.
After many years of service, they had successfully opened three dry cleaning stores in the Washington, D.C. area. One day their luck changed, however, when they misplaced a pair of pants belonging to Judge Roy Pearson. Judge Pearson filed a claim against the Chung family. After fighting for an extended period of time, the Chungs agreed to pay up to $12,000 and replace Judge Pearson's pants.
Judge Pearson was not satisfied with the offer and decided to out the claim, insisting the Chungs pay $54 million. This lawsuit caused the Chungs to lose thousands of dollars and to eventually close one of their stores because their loses were too significant to overcome. The Chungs case is still alive in the District of Columbia court system.
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