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Judge Judy

You Have 'Stupid' On Your Forehead ... Stupid

3/12/2014 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Judge Judy
has filed her first lawsuit EVER -- seriously -- against a guy who is shamelessly using her image to chase personal injury clients.

The TV jurist is outraged John Haymond -- a P.I. lawyer in Hartford, CT. -- used clips from "Judge Judy" along with clips of him and his daughters to drum up business.

Judy is especially pissed because she says she's never endorsed a product or the services of anyone ... to maintain her independent reputation.

She says, "Without seeking my authorization or consent, Mr. Haymond has taken that choice away from me for his own personal gain.  I cannot tolerate that, and intend to hold Mr. Haymond financially responsible for his actions."

Judy scolds the barrister, saying, "Mr. Haymond is a lawyer and should know better."

We looked for the ads and, just like the litigants who appear on her show, it appears Judy scared the crap out of Haymond because they are nowhere to be found.

Herhonner is suing for more than $75K in damages ... or in Judy's world, lunch money.

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166.

jennyquest    

Shes justified in this suit and the 75k is a small amount because shes suing for the principle. She could have filed for millions like every other shmuck. Additionally, I hate when people say she makes too much money. She is a judge. She serves the people...and she does it well. Dont hate because she is successful...would you want someone telling you that you make too much money?

168 days ago
167.

Rick    

This women is fool she is a want a be judge.

168 days ago
168.

Robert Simon    

Grandma Judy.

168 days ago
169.

jwb    

cranky, overbearing, dried up old bat...she should be somewhere in a rest home.

168 days ago
170.

garrett    

there is one lady that has been on the bench to longggg

168 days ago
171.

Pamela    

Go home Judy. We are tired of your crude maner. No judge should talk the way you do to any one. Don't know how your husband and family puts up with you except you got the money.

168 days ago
172.

BDSMASTER    

Layer?

168 days ago
173.

Paul    

Judy will handel this Lawyer, This should be very interesting Don't think this guy wants to mess with the judge

168 days ago
174.

Wayne D Stevens Sr    

Judge Judy. This is my personal opinion. While I realize your show is strictly an entertain medium your decsions are somewhat lopsided quite often and based on your bias and private opinion and not necessarily the law. You say things that a judge sitting on the bench could be snctioned for. You have a gift for insults and offensiveness. So if sopmeone else has the opportunityy to use your accountings to a successful end so what. You need to prove damage and I don't see that possible. Actually his actions may have enhanced your popularity. Quit whinning. So sue me for my opinions.

168 days ago
175.

John     

You would think a picture of her would scare away business!

168 days ago
176.

Wayne D Stevens Sr    

Here's my opinion. She is way too opinionated to be an unbias judge and her ego is huge. From what I see she isn't as smart as she pretends to be but she does make a lot of money doing an entertainment show. That's all it is, entertainment.

168 days ago
177.

tony    

I think she would make a good President.

168 days ago
178.

Alfreda    

Judy is the most disrespectful and raucaus woman I've ever known. The show being geared to the reality type shows like Jerry Springer, a lot of noise but no point to it. I watch many court programs, never Judy. I'm amazed no one has taken a poke at her, no one is more deserving. I will be elated when they pull her show.

168 days ago
179.

hattie    

Judge Judi, is the rudiest person i have eve seen no judge has an attitude like this woman, she is a disgrace to our judges across the nation this is good for her Idiot.

168 days ago
180.

Pat Regensburg    


she's rude and can be obnoxious but she knows what she's talking about. I'd like to have her smarts and sometimes be able to be a little rude and obnoxious myself.

168 days ago
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