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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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31.

Nicoleasm    

What's a "honer"?

171 days ago
32.

KT    

It is HONOR, not Honer!

171 days ago
33.

Wow ...    

Team Judge Judy. I like her no nonsense and take personal responsibility attitude. Sometimes in life, we learn the hard way, sometimes, people don't learn at all and that is when she has a smack down. Sure she resorts to name calling, stupid, idiot, every now and again, but the person usually deserves it. Not to mention, we have no clue what BS she had to contend with before saying something unprofessionally. I do not always agree with her, but I love her! Go get 'em you Honor!

171 days ago
34.

scott    

I loathe that ****.

171 days ago
35.

Maggie    

It went from Her honer to Herhonner.

It is Her Honor.

171 days ago
36.

al baby    

Chuck Norris wears Judge Judy Jammie's

171 days ago
37.

KT    

It's HONOR, not Honer!!!

171 days ago
38.

Chuckster    

Men, be glad you never, ever have to come home to something like that every night. Thank God for peace and quiet, TV and no Yentas!

171 days ago
39.

KT    

How do these 'writers' have a job? Edit your articles before posting!

171 days ago
40.

Pubster197    

She likes hearing her mouth run. I will love to read her obit. Sooner the better.

171 days ago
41.

dinewell    

What about "Herhonner?". Ugh, where's quality control? Can no one spell correctly any longer?

171 days ago
42.

tgrfan42069    

if this goes to court.i hope the judge is a pompus **** to her in courty like she is to the people on her show

171 days ago
43.

Chuckster    

Gentlemen, just be very greatfull that you don't have to come home to that screaming mimi every night, with all of her eccentricites, high maintenance wants, and self righteousness and vast ego. Thank God for TV, peace of mind, a comfortable couch to come home to, and no dealing with such a Yenta!!!

171 days ago
44.

rikki    

Whoo hoo...you go Judy...LOVE HER !!!! :) The other small claim court sows are tame and boring...she calls it like it is with the people who appear on her show and they all agree to appear there, its not like they're forced to show up. If you tell the truth and pay close attention to what she asks then you have nothing to fear except maybe for some much needed public shaming....its generally the stupid the the liars that come out all butt hurt

171 days ago
45.

Carole    

Good for Judge Judy! How dare this ambulance-chasing jerk think he can use clips of her show as an endorsement? Guess he got his J.D. online. He certainly doesn't know the law.

171 days ago
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