This Letter From ‘Judge Judy’ Finally Explains How They Get People to Appear on TV

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Judge Judy Letter

LOS ANGELES — Have you ever wondered how specific cases end up on the courtroom TV show “Judge Judy”? A┬áletter that recently surfaced online is shedding light on the process.

The letter, apparently written by a ┬á“Judge Judy” producer, explains┬áthat the show’s field researchers hand-pick small claims cases from across the country. Then, the┬ápeople┬áinvolved in those cases receive┬áa letter, like┬áthe one posted online, which explains some of the perks involved.

First off, if the plaintiff wins the case, “Judge Judy” pays them the money, not the defendant.

Secondly, because the show settles disputes through arbitration and not litigation, the defendant won’t have any civil judgement added to their record if they lose.

On top of all that, all parties involved in the case are guaranteed an “appearance fee” to compensate them for coming┬áon the program. Their travel expenses to the Los Angeles courtroom are all covered, too.

So in short,┬á“Judge Judy”┬ápays you to come to Los Angeles and appear in a televised courtroom to hear a case that won’t hit your wallet or legal record, even if you lose.

All you have to do is let America into your personal business.


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