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Judge Judy Being Sued Over Fine China

Judge Judy Sheindlin has found herself on the other side of the bench: The TV judge is being sued by a woman who claims...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

Judge Judy Sheindlin is now on the other side of the bench: The TV judge is being sued by a woman who claims Sheindlin owes her money for fine china, TMZ.com reports.

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Patric Jones claims her former husband Randy Douthit, a producer on Judge Judy, sold Sheindlin the couple's expensive Christofle tableware for $50,000, even though Jones claims it's worth $514,421.14. Because the sale was done without Jones' consent, she now claims Sheindlin should return the china or pay the rest of what she believes she's owed. Jones is also seeking punitive damages, claiming that Douthit agreed to reduce his profit participation on Judge Judyso he wouldn't have to give Jones as much money in the divorce settlement.

"I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don't owe this lady a cent," Sheindlin told TMZ. "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."