Judge Judy Sheindlin Sued Over China Purchase: Judge Judy demanded by fine of 500,000 dollars, Judge Judy is being sued by a plaintiff who alleges that she helped to fraudulently keep some expensive $500,000 of her porcelain plates.
Judge Judy was sued in a Los Angeles court Tuesday by the wife of her producer Randy Douthit, who claims her husband sold expensive dinnerware and flatware to the TV judge at 10 cents on the dollar in order to conceal it from their divorce proceedings. Patrice Jones filed suit against Judge Sheindlin alleging fraud over the sale of the Christofle tableware, which she claims is valued at $514,421.14.
Jones alleges Judge Judy only paid $50,000 for the goods. Documents surfaced today that show the lawsuit may be bogus. Judge Judy responded by telling TMZ yesterday that Jones should “find a job“.
Jones says that Sheindlin knew very well that the case was revenge against it. “As a judge of the old family law, she knew that California is a State (community of property) and that a spouse cannot sell the property of the community without the written consent of both spouses and certainly not at 10 cents on the dollar,” read a statement from Wander.
“Sheindlin was not a purchaser in good faith for value”, the States of the prosecution, according to the Daily News. “Sheindlin was voluntary and intended to cause injury to the plaintiff, it continues.
Patrice Jones said Sheindlin also knows that it has obtained a court order requiring that Randy Douthit back to China and cutlery, but refused to return the items in question.
Jones is looking not only the return of the goods, but also $500,000 in punitive damages. However, TMZ reported today that the prosecution can indeed be false. The documents show that the disputed items were purchased by Judge Judy for about $100,000 in 2003.
The couple did not initiate a divorce until 2007. In the divorce proceedings, the judge has assessed the $ 125,000 in 2012 and provides order Douthit pay Jones half the value, or $62,500.
Wander labels the ruling “tentative” and says if it goes through, they will appeal the ruling. Judge Judy responded in typical fashion for the 70 year-old sharp tongued jurist.
“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”, Sheindlin said.