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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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76.

MAX    

This woman is one of the most arrogant jurists I've ever seen! However her image should not be used for commercial purposes without her permission.

227 days ago
77.

jess    

this old bag thinks she is above the law.well what happen when she bought all that china that the dude stol from his wife .what abought her boy getting in truble.she must not of tought them well.like she telis everyone.and she is going to snivel abought someone using her name and ugly pic.

227 days ago
78.

el    

Judge Judy for President!!!

227 days ago
79.

Roarke    

Let him use your face and shut the **** up. You know damn well you dont need 75k, you old ****.

227 days ago
80.

Flodlite    

You go Judge. Tit for tat, and dis for dat, throw out da rat, "cause here come da judge.

227 days ago
81.

Joe    

She says she never loaned her name to anything but I recall seeing judge Judy slot machines installed in several atlantic city casinos over the winter.

227 days ago
82.

BIG AL    

ell, she's not even a real judge. What's more judges don't ream out people left and right. They make decisions. She sounds more like a school principal.

227 days ago
83.

OwenTaylor    

To the morons who think she isn't a judge: She was a family court judge in NYC for over two decades and circuit afterwards.

227 days ago
84.

Eric    

I happened to see this commercial run one time last week. Indeed, Judge Judy has a high opinion of herself. Mr. Haymond also does. However, in this day and age of lawsuits flying around like flocks of birds, it just goes to show you that no matter how rich you are you are always greedy for more. The thing that cracks me up about Judge Judy is how she tells people to find a job and pick up cans or something. She's a smart lady, but she's a little out of touch with the economy.

227 days ago
85.

mrc    

Judge Judy is rude, arrogant and overbearing!

227 days ago
86.

john blahuta    

shouldn't that be "her honor" instead of "herhonner"? who is proofreading this crap?

227 days ago
87.

David    

I caught the herhonner too - I thought they were referring to Judy and thought -new last name? or is it her attorney?- illiterates! Her Honor for god's sake

227 days ago
88.

Escalonz    

True to her form a** kicking Judy is out to do it yet again.

227 days ago
89.

Jackie    

One tough B!tch.

227 days ago
90.

peorianewm    

I don't know how she is able to stay on TV, let alone hold her position in court as a judge she abuses her authority on every case she has ruled on. She is nothing more than a bully. She think she can tell when someone is not telling the truth and claims to be right all the time and belittle's anyone in her court room and gets away with it. I only hope she get's what is coming to her in a BIG way, karma is a bitch

227 days ago
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