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Judge Judy sued? TV's famous judge on the other side of the bench

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   March 12, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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Television's most famous jurist is getting a taste of what it's like to be on the other side of the bench.

Judith Sheindlin -- you know her as Judge Judy -- is the target of a lawsuit over some fine china at the heart of a divorce settlement.

The lawsuit accuses "Judge Judy" producer Randy Douthit and Sheindlin of entering into a fraudulent scheme to cheat Douthit's ex-wife Patric Jones out of her expensive Christofle china and flatware in the divorce.

According to TMZ, Jones said the tableware is valued at more than $500,000. The lawsuit alleges Douthit sold Sheindlin the tableware for just $50,000, without Jones's consent, in order to avoid a big divorce payout.

Jones wants either the china or the $500,000 from the judge.

But Sheindlin isn't playing ball, dismissing the suit in a curt statement:

I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don't owe this lady a cent. And if this 50-year-old woman would spend her time more productively at trying to find a job, instead of abusing the judicial system with frivolous lawsuits, we would all be a lot better off.

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