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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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121.

Joanne    

We all need other people not to rip off our work, and call it their's. She worked hard to get where she is, and he used what she did to make money off of her hard work. He is a blood sucker; a leach.

She was a judge in New York City until she retired. Then she was hired to do this show. People dismiss their Small Claims cases and agree to have Judy judge their case. The Show pays the judgment. It is legal in California to hire a private judge to be your judge. You can hire an organization to provide prospective jurors from which the attorneys choose jurors, if you choose to have a jury. You can do everything outside the system if you choose and can afford it. Then you take the judgement and file it with the court. Getting in to court can take so long, that people with cases that are worth a lot of money and can afford to, will go the private way, which is good for everyone else; it unclogs the courts.

Judge Judy is usually right on the law, or close enough. I think she is almost always right on the character of the parties too. Even if one of the parties IS the victim of the other, it doesn't mean they are a better person. It often means that by accident they did the right thing legally.

225 days ago
122.

Joanne    

Judy has a valuable "persona". This guy has ripped it off for his own financial gain. He owes her tons of money, and she knows how to get it. She worked hard to make her persona valuable; he didn't.

225 days ago
123.

Nicoleasm    

TMZ, I'll help you out since you went from honer to honner... It's HONOR

225 days ago
124.

barnaclebob    

i THINK THIS BITCH, AND i TRULY DO MEAN BITCH, SHOULDNT EVEN BE ON TV. sHE'S ARAGANT, HAS NO TOLERANCE FOR ANYONE, DOESNT LET THE PEOPLE SHE'S SUPPEOSED TO BE MAKING DECISIONS FOR EVEN SPEAK A WORD.tRUST ME, i'D TELL HER TO **** OFF AND DO 30 IN THE COUNTY. HEY jUDY, i MEAN THIS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART GO **** YOURSELF. COME ON BITCH, PUT ME ON TV i'D TELL YA TO KISS MY ASS ABOUT 2 MINUTES AFTER YOU TOLD ME TO SHUT UP ****.

225 days ago
125.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I think I would get a boner watching Judy's sex tape. She turns me on!

225 days ago
126.

Jack    

This woman is off the wall! So what some "layer" took advantage of her likeness! She thinks she so smart? Shes nothing more then a TV clown (with 'stupid' written across her forehead) that makes a lot of money poking fun at these unfortunates who bare their problems to the world! Doesn't she realize people watch her because shes a joke? I pity all of them!

225 days ago
127.

Jack    

This woman is a lunatic! She makes a lot of money on the misery of these unfortunate people who bare their lives to the world, not so normal to me in the first place! So what if some "layer" makes money on her likeness, if you want to be like someone with 'stupid' written across your foreheard like Judy, be my guest!

225 days ago
128.

MoCat    

I realize this is a web article, but if you're writing content, please be literate and check your grammar and spelling. The correct address for any judge is Her Honor, His Honor, Your Honor. If you don't know how to spell honor you need to learn what it means...it goes side by side with integrity.

225 days ago
129.

Dave    

If it wasn't for Lawyers we wouldn't need Lawyers

225 days ago
130.

Pete    

This woman and her tripe should be banned from T.V.

225 days ago
131.

Tony Vindevoghel    

Why would someone use her in a commercial?? Guy must be desperate. Only in America where people get lawsuit happy over the dumbest things

225 days ago
132.

Drizzz.    

TMZ..'herhonner' ..really?

225 days ago
133.

yooper John    

Lawyers should know better?????? What the heck are you smoking? Some of the dumbest people I know are lawyers.

225 days ago
134.

FRENCHY    

love to come home to that...lolololo

225 days ago
135.

bev    

This pathetic ignorant woman has made millions degrading people . She thinks she has the right to use the fact she is a judge to show power and control instead of any compassion at all. If anything she should be sued or even better disbarred.

225 days ago
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