Judge Judy Sued Over Fine China

TV judge could be in court facing tough questions over expensive goods allegedly bought at bargain prices.
2:02 | 03/14/13

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We turn to judge judy. In a twist she could soon be headed to court not as a judge but defendant facing tough questions about expensive goods bought at bargain basement prices. Abc's abbie boudreau has the story. What are you, crazy. Reporter: Judge judy is used to being on this side of the bench. I'm still waiting for your defense. Reporter: But the quick-witted, no-nonsense judge is now the one being sued. I don't care. I don't want any money. I just want my property back. Reporter: In the new lawsuit patrice jones said judge judith sheindlin won't give back her fancy dinnerware which she says is worth a whopping $500,000. What have I done to judy? Reporter: She says it started in 2007 when she was in the midst of divorcing randy douthit, the longtime executive producer of "judge judy." She says her ex made a deal with the courtroom queen behind her back agreeing to sell the couple's flatware and china for $50,000. She told me to get lost. She said she's a judge, she's a lawyer and don't contact her ever again. Reporter: In the lawsuit, obtained by abc news, joan argues sheindlin who spent 16 years as a real judge should have known better claiming the china was community property in the divorce and she k that the sa required both spouses' written consent. I'm not speaking to you. Reporter: This morning joan says she now wants the china and another $500,000 in punitive damages. In a statement to abc news, the tv judge says "i don't owe this lady a cent and if this 00-year-old woman would spend her time more productively at trying to find a job, instead of abusing the judicial system with frivolous lawsuit, we would all be a lot better off." What is your plea to judge judy? Do the right thing and return it. Reporter: For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles.

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