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Judge Judy

Judith Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy (born October 21, 1942), is an American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author. Since 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own syndicated courtroom show, Judge Judy. Sheindlin passed the New York Bar examination in 1965, and became a prosecutor in the family court system. In 1982 Mayor Ed Koch appointed her a judge, first in criminal court, then later as Manhattan's supervising family court judge in 1986. It was reported in the summer of 2012 that Sheindlin is the highest paid television personality, earning $45 million a year. Sheindlin was born Judith Susan Blum on October 21, 1942 to German Jewish parents, Murray, a dentist, and Ethel Blum. She described her father as "the greatest thing since sliced bread", and her mother as "a meat and potatoes kind of gal." Sheindlin attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn before going on to American University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in government. She then enrolled at the Washington College of Law at American University where she was the only woman in a class of 126 students. She finished her law school education at New York Law

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Judge Judy Wins One for the Girls In Lawsuit against Lawyer

Judge Judy
Wins One for the Girls In Lawsuit against Lawyer

Judge Judy has settled the very first lawsuit she ever filed on her own behalf ... and it's a big win for her charity.Judy had sued Connecticut personal injury attorney John Haymond, whom she… READ MORE >

Judge Judy -- Judge Joe Brown Needs to 'Stay Sober'

Judge Judy
Judge Joe Brown Needs to 'Stay Sober'

Judge Judy seems to think Judge Joe Brown's arrest last month had nothing to do with politics ... but more about hitting the bottle. TMZ caught up with Judy outside of Craig's in West… READ MORE >

- 202 days ago
Judge Judy -- P.I. Lawyer Fires Back ... I Wasn't Promoting Me, I Was Promoting You!

Judge Judy
Lawyer Fires Back I Wasn't Promoting Me, I Was Promoting You!

The personal injury lawyer who just got his ass sued by Judge Judy insists Judy's got her robe in a bunch for no reason -- telling TMZ, he wasn't using her image to promote himself ... he was… READ MORE >

- 222 days ago
Judge Judy Sues P.I. Lawyer -- You Have 'Stupid' on Your Forehead ... Stupid

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

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.… READ MORE >

- 223 days ago
Judge Judy Lawsuit -- I've Been Jacked on the Internet!

Judge Judy Lawsuit
I've Been Jacked on the Internet!

The people who bring you "Judge Judy' have just filed a lawsuit, claiming evildoers have been posting episodes of her show on YouTube ... and now she wants a non-TV judge to lay down the law.Judy… READ MORE >

- 369 days ago
Judge Judy -- CBS Sues Over BOOTLEG YouTube Videos

Judge Judy
CBS Sues Over BOOTLEG YouTube Videos

A "Judge Judy" fan must have a cyber-death wish ... 'cause he's declared war on TV's most powerful woman over a series of YouTube videos ... and there's no way in hell he's gonna win. Long story… READ MORE >

- 506 days ago
Judge Judy China Lawsuit SETTLES!

Judge Judy
China/Silverware Lawsuit SETTLES!!!

Judge Judy's beef with the ex-wife of her producer has settled ... and Judy won't have to pay a penny ... TMZ has learned.We broke the story ... Patric Jones sued Judy, complaining the judge and… READ MORE >

- 585 days ago
Judge Judy:  I'm Returning Your Dumb Dishes!

Judge Judy
I'm Returning Your Dumb Dishes!

Judge Judy is done fighting with her producer's very bitter ex-wife ... she's decided to return the uber-expensive silverware and china to the producer, and he's willing to give it back to his ex… READ MORE >

- 585 days ago
Judge Judy Accuser -- I'll Drop My Suit ... If You Gimme My China!!!

Judge Judy Accuser
I'll Drop My Suit ... If You Gimme My China!!!

The woman suing Judge Judy over really expensive china and silverware says she's willing to END her legal war ... if she just gets her stuff back. TMZ broke the story ... Patric Jones filed a… READ MORE >

- 585 days ago
'China' Lawsuit Against Judge Judy May Be Bogus

Judge Judy
'China' Lawsuit Against TV Judge May Be Bogus

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… READ MORE >

- 588 days ago

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