Judge Judy Sheindlin, a former judge from New York, tackles real-life small claims cases with her no nonsense attitude in which damages of no more than $5,000 can be awarded. Also by her side is bailiff Petri Hawkins-Byrd who keeps order in the court. Then after a case is closed, the defendant and plaintiff briefly confront each other outside the courtroom. Written by
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The people are real. The cases are real. The rulings are final.
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Did You Know?
In the second case of the season 18, episode 215, the on-screen text says the plaintiff is suing for $5,0000. See more
That must be the S.O.D.D.I. principle: "Some Other Dude Done It."
Referenced in House M.D.: The Right Stuff