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Judge Judy

'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."

24 COMMENTS

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IwuvTMZ    

So which one is it?

533 days ago
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tdr9    

These things happen. We need more news

533 days ago
3.

Jordan    

Patrice should really stick it to Judge Judy and take her case To Judge Milan in "The Peoples Court,"

533 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Go Away....

533 days ago
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SoWhat    

Another psycho trying to stick it to her ex and anyone around him. Get over it, get over yourself and move on, it's pathetic.

533 days ago
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dolly    

Patrice Jones is a pathological liar. This s***bag has been going around town for years telling people she's the daughter of "Quincy Jones." She's a piece of trash. The only thing she ever had going for her was being married to Randy Douthit and spending his money as if she earned it. Unfortunately for her, he dumped her ass. Only shows you how incredibly stupid she is to try to sue a judge. Karma is a beautiful thing. Oh well, the moron did always wanted to be famous.... here it is honey-- people now know you exist... and they also now know you're REAL AGE. Hilarious! THANK YOU TMZ.

533 days ago
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dolly    

Oh and Perry Wander, you're a hack. No reputable attorney in LA will take on this clown. Wonder why that is?

533 days ago
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Melimo    

Love Judy!

533 days ago
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bagladey    

"...this 50-year-old woman.." Sounds very ageist and sexist coming from a 70-year-old woman.

533 days ago
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ChitownCletus    

Dang Harvey did she do it or not? Im really tired of seeing her pruny wrinkled ass in the news feed for like a week now.... wtf ! Get us some real news and stop trying to bang the judge.

533 days ago
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Julies    

Judy is smug. Plus, her "judgement" is way off at times. Unfortunately for others, she doesn't understand that she (gasp!) makes mistakes, and lacks the strength of character to own up when she does.

533 days ago
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Joan K    

I love Judge Judy and i wouldn't be afraid to bet that the people who don't like her are on welfare or living off the government in some way. She doesn't like lazy azz leaches, good for her.

533 days ago
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BW    

judy is nothing but a ****.

533 days ago
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Bobbie0906    

Does this woman actually believe she is going to beat Judge Judy in court? No wonder the guy divorced her. She's mental!!!!!

533 days ago
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clm1955    

She is NOT a real judge anymore. She was not elected nor appointed so she is an actor. She plays a judge on TV people. If she not as smart as she claims or she wouldn't be getting involved in a on going divorce and buying stuff she should not be buying. Is that smart folks. And making comments about a up coming suit is wrong also. If she was a good judge then she would still be a real judge in the courts and not on TV. Its a TV show. TV shows hire actors.

533 days ago
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