Rachel Uchitel In Malibu Small Claims Court

12/20/2010 2:50 PM PST
TMZ is in Malibu Small Claims Court, where Rachel Uchitel will go before Judge Lawrence Mira, trying to convince him that Oceanside Transitional Living -- a rehab facility where she sought treatment for being addicted to love and pills -- refused to return her $11,000 Cartier watch.

Rachel also claims the facility wrongfully withheld her security deposit -- the facility claims her dog pooped all over the place.

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UPDATE 10:25 AM PT: Rachel has shown up -- we shot video of her walking in -- but her case has not been called yet.