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'China' Lawsuit Against TV

Judge May Be Bogus

3/13/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It looks like the woman suing Judge Judy for more than half-a-million bucks for beaucoup expensive silverware and china may already be getting what she's owed ... and her lawsuit against the TV jurist might be bogus.

TMZ broke the story ... Patrice Jones -- the ex-wife of Randy Douthit, Judge Judy's producer -- is suing Mrs. Sheindlin for $514,421.14, claiming a conspiracy in which Randy sold Judy the former couple's expensive, Christofle china and flatware for $50,000 when it was actually worth more than 10 times that amount, and it was allegedly done to cheat her.

But according to divorce documents obtained by TMZ ... the items in question were purchased in 2003 for approximately $100,000.  The divorce judge valued the items in 2012 at $125,000 and plans to order Randy to pay Patrice half -- $62,500.

Short story ... by getting $62,500, Patrice wouldn't be out a penny and would have no claim to the goods.

What's more ... the divorce judge slammed Patrice, saying at times during the case she "lacked integrity" and was "untruthful."

Patrice's lawyer, Perry Wander, tells TMZ ... the divorce judge's ruling on the items in question was only tentative, and they're determined to change the judge's mind before the decision becomes final.   Wander adds, if the judge sticks to his guns, Patrice will appeal.

Perry also notes in 2009 -- yeah, it's a bad divorce -- the judge ordered Randy to undo the sale of the china.  That's true, but it looks like the court is now changing its tune.

Judge Judy told TMZ ... Patrice needs to get a life, adding, "... this 50-year-old woman should spend her time more productively at trying to find a job."

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(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

Patrice Jones,Is Toast.


Team Judy
All The Way.

484 days ago
17.

iknowallthepeepsinthiscase    

I know all the people in the case and can tell you I am biased towards Judge Judy and Randy, for one reason, they are good decent hardworking people.
Patric is a psychotic liar that needs to stop being a s***bag. It is that simple.

484 days ago
18.

LorenL    

Seriously how desperate is Patrice Jones? She just wants to be famous without true talent? Infamous is more like it. Check her criminal record.

484 days ago
19.

Sean Kelly    

Not a very Catholic thing to do... cheating someone out of that much money... oh wait Judge Judy is NOT Catholic. In her faith cheating someone out of $450,000 is seen as an admirable thing. Never mind. And Harvey... given that you are of the same faith and culture I wouldn't expect anything other than your total defense of her cheating. Geezzzzz and people wonder why stereotypes persist.....

483 days ago
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