Judge Judy Sheindlin, a former judge from New York, tackles actual, 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. After a case is closed, the defendant and plaintiff briefly confront each other outside the court-room.
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Did You Know?
The $5,000 limit on the verdicts is actually the appearance fee given to the plaintiff and defendant from the show. The verdict is paid out of the fee and the remainder is split equally between both parties. See more
In the second case of the season 18, episode 215, the on-screen text says the plaintiff is suing for $5,0000. See more
You, sir, are a low-life, amoral piece of crap!
Referenced in Psych: Dead Bear Walking