A man claims he was provoked by his landlord to retaliate online after she slandered a Nigerian immigrant; a man speeds around a corner and slams into a utility pole, causing it to topple; he claims a stranger stole the car and wrecked it.
After a man notices bruises on his son's body, he files for a protective order and sues the mother of his child for legal fees; a man accuses a good friend of reneging on a promise to pay him back for a jail bailout.
A teenager having trouble at home is accused of stealing his sister-in-law's wedding ring and pawning it; a woman is accused of bashing her sister's car with a rock after accusations of cheating surface.
A woman claims she was fired from her job after a good friend accused her of asking for kickbacks from insurance referrals; a woman sues her ex-boyfriend for the return of a Pomeranian puppy he admits he took while she was in the shower.
A man suspended without pay after an ex-lover calls his boss sues for defamation of character; cousins call it quits as roommates shortly after moving in together and fight over a security deposit, boyfriends and rent.
A man who took in his sick sister is surprised when she leaves her entire estate to a cousin, who accuses him of theft; a man admits he accepted $1,800 from his friend but refuses to pay her back, because their car-flipping venture went belly up.
A beloved pet is attacked by another dog while on a walk; a woman is sued for an unpaid loan to fly to Los Angeles to aid her actress daughter; a woman spends thousands to save her neighbor from being evicted only to learn she may not get paid back.
All hell breaks loose when a woman asks her mother to take care of her homeless friend's child; young, single mothers move out of their family homes and decide to live together only to fight over who gets the master bedroom.
A father gets sued for claiming his children, who were taken by CPS, as dependents; a single mother gets a job but becomes accused of failing to pay for her children's daycare; after an arrest, a woman's friend bails her out but then demands payback.
The judge accuses a mother of covering for her mace-wielding teenager who sprayed a woman in the face at a hair salon; a woman sues her neighbor for vet bills after a cat takes a swipe at her dog, causing injury.
A woman admits she made a mistake when she sold a German shepherd to an 18-year-old; when a man suffers a financial crisis, he spends his two roommates' money instead of paying the rent with it as promised.
After fighting over bad checks and missing money, ex-lovers escalate to car vandalism; an uninsured motorist becomes accused of hitting a motorcyclist at high speed, causing the rider to flip over the car.
An artist claims a yogurt shop owner assaulted her and painted over a mural she spent over 200 hours on; a salon owner sues a former stylist for unpaid booth rent and lock change fees, and the stylist claims she falsely advertised everything.
A daycare provider sues a couple for unpaid childcare fees for their two children; a young woman sues her on-again, off-again boyfriend for a loan to buy a pricey phone; a woman sues her ex-roommate and his girlfriend after he crashes her car.
A woman fights to keep her son's police record clean so he can play sports, and she disputes $4000 in restitution with another mom; a woman sues her daughter for the cost of a tow bill after her unlicensed boyfriend totals the vehicle she sold her.
After making a down payment on a home in her cousin's name, a woman expects to see her money returned when he sells it; the judge suspects government fraud after hearing a bad-check story about Social Security and a 17-year-old gambling problem.
Neighbors disagree completely as to the terms of breeding and stud fees after their beloved pets hook up and start a family; a man being sued for a $3,200 computer claims his ex said that if he paid for half of a camper, the computer would be free.
An ex-friend sues a woman for a loan and missing property; medicinal pot smokers point the finger at each other when their growing venture falls apart; a man fails to repay his girlfriend's aunt for a loan because, he says, he lost his checkbook.
A man says his roommate broke the lock on his door four times, while she claims he assaulted her as she tried to climb in a window; a stylist demands payment for the wig she created, but her client claims it was over-processed and incomplete.
When a dog sitter makes an ill-fated decision to visit a locale with a dangerous, large dog, a bruised spine and more than $7,000 in vet bills soon follow; a divorced mother of three takes in her female lover only to sue her for rent.
After getting a deal on a paint job, a woman sues the contractor for shoddy work, mental anguish and legal fees; a 12-year feud between neighbors intensifies when a woman refuses to spend thousands of dollars to repair a shared fence's foundation.
A convict named Famous is the source of extreme animosity between his fiancee and the mother of his children, and new heights of depravity are reached; a young woman comes between two roommates, forcing one to move out.
A man claims a seller benefited from his hard labor then sold the property for a huge profit; a teen motorist says a fellow driver ran a stop sign and slammed into him; an uninsured driver claims a race to a parking spot caused an accident.
A man claims he was bleeding profusely after an attack by a pit bull whose owner says it would never hurt anyone; a young woman's plan to combine two broken-down cars into one working vehicle fails miserably.
An elderly woman publicly berates her longtime rival throughout their neighborhood, then he sues her for harassment; a woman sues a man for unpaid rent because, she says, he reneged on his agreement to let her out of the lease early.
A woman claims her friend lost one of her dogs and that another pet died on her couch while she was away on vacation; a woman and her roommate are surprised to find that their apartment is not owned by their landlord when police escort them out.
A woman accuses her fiancé's father of suing her out of spite because he doesn't get to see his granddaughter as much as he'd like to; the judge reminds a property owner that he's lucky that his amateur handyman efforts didn't kill someone.
A restraining order, slashed tires and accusations of theft come into play when ex-friends call it quits; a woman racks up 16 tickets on her friend's car then has it impounded while she is renting it, and he sues for payback.
An altercation on St. Patrick's Day leads to a man spitting on a woman's car window, and Judge Judy tracks down his accomplices; an animal control officer sues a woman for breaching their contract regarding the breeding of a standard poodle.
A man claims his good friend cut him with a new knife because he didn't like his jokes; a college student says she was the victim of a check-cashing scam, but it's her mother who suffers a $4,000 loss from her secret bank account.
When a woman's vehicle is repossessed, she tells the car salesman's wife that he made inappropriate passes at her; the judge brings an embarrassing timeline to light when a man borrows money from one girlfriend while the other is pregnant.
A chance meeting turns into lawyer's fees, harassment and jail time; the judge tries to get to the bottom of a woman's shaky lawsuit against her son's fiancée; a newly married homeowner finds himself stuck with his mother's bail bond.
A teenager accused of keying an ex-friend's car shows no fear in the courtroom but is quickly taken down a notch when the judge responds; a woman who has seizures claims her father took her service dog.
The judge admonishes a young woman for sizing up a mechanic based on how nice he is; a woman demands a refund for hairstyling but admits she tipped the stylist $20 and allowed her to cut her daughter's hair.
As a good deed, a woman takes in her nephew's homeless friend who turns out to be more than she bargained for; a father and son dispute the false pretenses under which guns were exchanged with drug dealers.
After a breakup, a woman claims her ex-lover offered to pay all of her moving expenses from Texas to Minnesota; a woman and her fiancée sue two women for damages resulting from the cancellation of their wedding venue.
A caterer says a bride tried to blackmail her by demanding money in exchange for not writing a terrible online review of her business; a woman offers up fuzzy wedding photos as proof that she shouldn't pay for the wedding photographer she hired.
Car values from Byrd's Blue Book seal the fate of a used-car salesman who claims a buyer took advantage of him; a woman sues a fellow partygoer for accidentally knocking out her tooth with a beer bottle while he was dancing.
When a man backs out of a trip with his new girlfriend, she comes after him for payback; a landlord says a woman's pet sparrow was in violation of their lease agreement; a woman says she was defrauded in an online purchase of theme-park passes.
A married couple and their four children are accused of trashing a family member's house after an eight-year rental; a husky's owner claims an unleashed Yorkie exhibited "aggressive ball possession behavior" which led to a brutal dogfight.
A woman sues her stepdaughter for the return of her puppy because she fears the animal is being abused; a man demands that his ex return her engagement ring; a young man says he lied to his girlfriend about why he needed money.
A woman is accused of breaking into her mother's house, claiming she lived there but wasn't allowed to have a key; a man says his father stole his property while he was in jail and fraudulently put a lien on his car.
A warehouse worker claims his boss wrongfully terminated him for asking for a few days off; a man travels the world with passes he bought from an ex-airline industry worker, who accuses him of stranding him in Phoenix.
A woman sues her business partner for the value of her pants inventory, but her partner says she did all the work; when a bar manager borrows money from a regular patron, she claims the payback agreement was to take money out of her tips.
A troubled teen is accused of stealing money from her grandmother after leaving her custody; a woman voluntarily puts her 2-year-old dog down after a second attack, but a neighbor sues for vet bills and pain and suffering.
A distraught mother accuses her teen daughter's ex of kidnapping her and wrecking her car; a man says he got the bad end of the deal when he traded his motorcycle and a gun for bodywork on his classic car.
A young man says his roommate locked him out when he showed up to retrieve his possessions, but she says she didn't hear him; a person moves out after saying his landlord broke a promise to not smoke in the house.
A man sues his unemployed ex for her share of their child's extracurricular activities and orthodontic bills; a mother puts her toddler in the wrong kind of car seat, causing her friend to get a ticket.
An accident involving an uninsured and unlicensed driver; a man claims his ex-wife used his health care debit card for their daughter; a dispute over a $5,500 security deposit, property damage and drug paraphernalia.
A woman's ex-mother-in-law sues her for an unpaid loan; when a woman locks her boyfriend out after learning he was unfaithful, he responds with a lawsuit; a man says his former friend damaged his car with a pipe.
A man goes after his neighbors for alleged damage to his fence; the integrity of two sisters' sworn statements is questioned following an accident; a tenant claims a broken refrigerator caused her to throw out hundreds of dollars worth of food.
A salon owner claims a stylist left without paying rent; a man accuses his cousin of not paying rent and stealing his clothes; teacher sues her former friend for an unpaid loan to fix up an RV and her friend countersues for emotional distress.
A man sues his ex-fiancee for the cost of an engagement ring, but she says he took it with him when he moved out; a mechanic says his drug problem didn't contribute to the theft of a car; a woman sues a longtime former friend.
A woman is accused of damaging a limo and stealing customer fares; ex-lovers get into trouble with the judge when they can't stop arguing with each other in court; a woman says her car was burned to the ground at a former friend's auto repair shop.
A family rents a vacation home in hope of zip-lining only to discover the business has closed, so they demand a refund; a 19-year-old spends $3,000 on a used car only to find herself stranded with a vehicle from Guam that can't pass a smog test.
When a young woman sues her parents, one of whom served time in jail, the judge educates lawmakers regarding social support; a young man hits hard times and is taken in by a friend, but later sues him for not helping him move out.
A widower with a tragic story gets solid advice from the judge when he sues for property damage caused by ferrets; an apartment's state of disrepair is blamed on a tenant who claims all damages are normal wear and tear.
A man says he caught his girlfriend cheating but forgave her four days later when she bought him a motorcycle; a woman sues her ex-boyfriend for an unpaid loan to buy a car: she says he promised to pay her back with a tax refund that never appeared.
A singer performs at a veterans' charity event but insists he never agreed to play for free; a handyman is accused of shoddy workmanship but blames his client's mother and father for botching the paint job their daughter paid for.
A woman flies from California to Minnesota to purchase a cat only to find that its minor infection is not so minor; 19 Club Crackers with every meal is one of the favorites of a woman whose care is being fought over by her son and granddaughter.
A woman sues her former roommate for stealing her belongings and making threats, then she is accused of staging the robbery herself; the judge finds out what a skip day is when she talks to a teen about her new used car that turned out to be a lemon.
A party planner says 660 people showed up to celebrate a girl's 15th birthday and that she was not properly compensated for such a large crowd; a woman sues her neighbor for property damage as a result of his dead tree falling on her property.
A woman claims she was sleeping when her roommate scarred her for life, but cops report that she was high on PCP; a woman accused of stealing thousands in electronics from her ex-roommate has a major problem convincing the judge of her innocence.
An online hookup ends badly when a man's car gets vandalized after he allegedly gets a woman pregnant only weeks after they met; a year after a woman sells her car, she gets hit by impound fees because the buyer never registered the vehicle.
An angry car owner in hot pursuit of his repossessed car jumps on the tow truck and causes an accident, then sues for false charges of an assault; a dog breeder refuses to return a puppy deposit and claims the dog is still on its way.
A woman submits video evidence of pigs destroying her backyard, but her pig-owning neighbor refuses to acknowledge the animals are hers; a woman buys a 30-year-old boat from a stranger and then sues for fraud when it sinks.
A woman accused of threatening to stab her ex-daughter-in-law fights for visitation with her granddaughter; a woman currently living in her car with her boyfriend claims her ex-roommate disposed of $5,000 worth of her property.
A mother claims a daycare center had a cockroach infestation and mishandled a baby with a weak spine; a nail salon owner becomes accused of damaging a customer's jeans during a hand-softening treatment.
A man becomes accused of filing a retaliatory restraining order against a co-worker who loses his job because of his actions; a woman leaves all of her personal belongings in free storage for seven months and expects payback when they go missing.
A man becomes accused of pouring a pitcher of water into a TV set and slashing tires after an argument with his sister over Halloween candy; a truck driver claims his friend stole his cat and gave it away while he was out of town.
A woman with a history of alcoholism entrusts a large settlement to her daughter but then claims she never saw the money again; a teenager takes a vacation with her friend's family but runs out of spending money and is sued for repayment.
An ex-con is accused of stealing her daughter's identity, leaving the girl with $10,000 of debt, ruined credit and an eviction; a man loses his new car after hitting a deer and being unable to pay for repairs or make car payments.
Drug abuse, prison time and thousands in arrears come into play when a woman sues her son's ex for an unpaid loan; a woman accuses a former neighbor of taking advantage of her daughter's drug addiction by buying property from her when she was high.
Fish die when a contaminated pet enters the tank, and an experienced online seller is sued for damages; a man admits that he had too much to drink but claims his ex-girlfriend gave him permission to drive her car, so he did.
A young mother laments the inequality of the parenting workload when she is sued for rent by her child's father's "family"; a man denies having anger management issues when he is sued by a tenant for harassment, rent and moving expenses.
The judge takes on a pit-bull owner who refuses to accept that her pet, with a history of violent behavior, is a menace to society; a grandmother defends her grandson after he's kicked out of his parents' home; a man misspeaks and ruins his case.
A woman admits that she made a mistake when she stole from her generous boss, who sues her for yet another unpaid loan and late fees; a horse trainer claimed he bailed out his neighbor to the tune of $5,000, but payback checks don't clear the bank.
A woman says she loaned a TV to a friend and now wants it back, and her friend accuses her of alcohol abuse and stalking; a motorist strongly denies causing an accident with another vehicle but admits she gave the other driver money for her trouble.
A woman sues a salon owner and stylist for over $600 in damages when her custom wig order goes terribly wrong; a woman sues her former son-in-law for an unpaid loan to pay his bills, but he says she had gambling money to share and that it was a gift.
A security guard faces accusations of pulling a gun and a knife on his roommate after a heated exchange about his girlfriend; a motorist respectfully pleads his case with last-minute video evidence when he sues a cyclist for crashing into his car.
What begins as one-on-one time between a father and son ends with screaming parents and accusations of vandalism; infidelity leads to a speedy getaway complete with gunfire, a collision and an angry car owner left holding the bill for repairs.
A woman visits her incarcerated boyfriend and convinces him to place her cable bill in his name, but a change of heart awaits him when he gets out; a singer sues her former business partners for breach of contract and defamation of character.
A woman accuses her foster child of stealing from her home, and accusations of voter fraud and pet theft come into play; when an 83-year-old woman loses her balance and falls off a bed, liability for damages are disputed and sage advice is dispensed.
Theft of a water heater and copper piping from a home leaves a woman without a place to live; rat noises, holes and scurrying scare a beach house tenant and lead her to demand the return of her security deposit.
A teenager must convince the judge that he was not at fault in an accident with another motorist; a dispute over dental-care bills after a punch in the face lies at the heart of a fight between sisters romantically linked to the same man.
After being fired for being high while at work, a man accuses the boss of stealing his tools; a man's attempt to enter his gated community ends in a collision; a woman sues her former friend for crashing her car during a night of partying.
A woman makes the ill-fated decision to co-sign for a $28,000 car with her retired ex-boyfriend; a rural property owner, accused of allowing his dogs to run wild and attack other pets, gives his neighbor permission to take action.
A man's illness leaves him financially vulnerable, but his ex is sick of waiting for money; a neighbor's large dog attacks a boy playing on a trampoline; a man helps his friend buy a work vehicle, but his friend denies owing him a penny.
Winners of a pool tournament say they were promised trophies, a banquet, and $600 in cash but were assaulted by the league manager instead; a woman sues her ex-fiancée for money owed for a wedding dress and impound fees.
A dog breeder is accused of filing a retaliatory restraining order after a dissatisfied customer complained about her puppy's medical condition; a woman sues her mechanic for fraud when her car's repair bill exceeds its purchase price.