The Peoples Court Top 10 Full Episodes











Court tv shows only accept small claims cases. A small claims case is more informal, where the two litigants (the person who was wronged, and the person who wronged them, allegedly) represent themselves. This means they can present their own evidence, as well as defined themselves against whatever the other party is saying. Of course, anyone who has watched Judge Judy (me! Me!) would know – you keep your mouth shut when you’re on the Judge Judy and other shows and don’t talk unless you are asked a question directly by the judge. Cases are settled through arbitration, not litigation. The final decision is then given by the judge, based on what they find to be true. Theses are civil cases being taken to the court tv shows – not family law ones, in most cases – and the maximum award amount is $10,000 or less (and, actually, $5,000 or less). Ahhh, now we’re talking money. So, who exactly pays the winning litigant on tv court shows? TV Court Shows – Who Pays? Court reality television shows (aka, court tv) love to arbitrate stereotypical cases to get their paid audience members in an uproar: the snot-nosed teenager who takes his friend’s car for a joyride and crashes, the girlfriend who cheated on her boyfriend and his credit card, the deadbeat ex who refuses to pay child support and demands a DNA test, etc. Even though these people are sometimes portrayed as morons, they might just be smarter than the rest of us. You see, we would like to believe that justice can be done in a succinct half-an-hour segment over lunch. In actuality, the “bad guy” wins in the end on these shows. This is because both of the litigants — the “bad guy” and the “good guy” — have been given an all-expense paid trip to the city where the show is being taped, his/her judgment owed will have been paid by the show’s producers, and the decision cannot be overturned in another court by a FBAR lawyer (unless it is dismissed without prejudice). Heck, the villain even gets an appearance fee for each day he/she is there, meaning even if the case is dismissed no one has left empty-handed. Actually, appearing on one of these shows is not a bad strategy for attempting to settle legal matters of your own without coughing up a lot of money. Think about it: If someone from your past is trying to collect and you think you have a legitimate case against them, then why not put yourself in a situation where you cannot lose? By “cannot lose”, I mean, a situation where you earn an appearance fee, you potentially get a judgment paid to you, and if you have to pay the judgment, you might get it paid for you? Note: cases can also be dismissed without prejudice, which Judge Judy has done in times past when she’s thought a case was faked in order to receive monetary gain. Of course, you and your creditor would have to publicly settle your case on national television, take the time to travel, and have your case before an arbitrator instead of a real judge.