A landlord says a former tenant left her home in shambles; a plaintiff's compliment to the judges has little effect on the outcome of her case when she sues a jobless friend for $3,000.
A self-proclaimed "temporary" landlord denies illegal activity and sues ex-tenants for damages; a young woman suffers an outrageous insult in court by a middle-aged man accused of slamming into her car.
Ex-fiancées fight over a Rolex, a BMW and an engagement ring; a meeting of neighborhood dogs allegedly turns into a violent bite and body shake.
An unhappy ex-tenant claims a property manager's actions left her, her fiancé and their five children with nowhere to go; various circumstances come into play when ex-roommates fight.
A senior's prized anniversary pocket watch is allegedly torn apart by a small-business clock shop; a struggling young man can't make payments on a used car.
An allegedly shoddy paint job stalls a couple's dream of turning their 1952 antique RV into a wine bar; an uninsured, unlicensed motorist offers up a wild scenario to explain why he's not responsible for a crash.
A man claims he suffered a vicious home invasion that left him unable to pay back a friend; a woman rickety party equipment and ominous threats for payment ruined a birthday party for her two small girls.
A man gets accused of relentlessly pursuing a woman with whom he fell in love at first sight; she pawns the engagement ring he gave to her on bended knee.
An angry pet-owner storms out of the courtroom after listening to a pit bull's owner tell about the vicious attack that scarred a dog.
Heart-wrenching footage of a mauled Pekingese dragging himself across the floor comes into play when pet owners dispute a vicious attack; a man's excuses why he didn't pay back a friend fall on deaf ears when the judges set the record straight.
A model sues for moving costs after leaving her job and moving across the country to be with a man who now claims their relationship was doomed; when a woman tries to return a hatchet to its rightful owner, an angry neighbor hurls the weapon at her.
The reckless discharge of a loaded M4 rifle leaves six bullet holes in a woman's home, and a young man reportedly flees the scene.
A landlord is accused of being shockingly ignorant of his responsibilities to a tenant when his list of wear-and-tear damages totals over $7,000; a football rivalry gets out of hand when a man takes offense at being called a fake fan.
A landlord objects to a young couple's attempt to grow pot on his property in a state with legalized marijuana; ex-lovers fight over their former dog's medical bills and the reason for his illness.
Baked chicken instead of fried chicken, mismatched napkins and no utensils leave a bride in tears and suing her wedding-day chef; a woman going through bankruptcy cries over the excessive goodwill she extended to a friend.
A text message exposes a man's threat to have his friend's child taken away permanently; she sues for emotional distress.
The failure of an A-list rapper to enter the United States leaves an investor and a promoter at odds when a concert falls through.
Longtime neighbors fight over a shoddy fence cover amidst accusations of harassment and property damage; feuding family members refuse to make amends over the balance owed on a vehicle.
A failed smog check and a possibly rolled-back odometer lead a teen car buyer to sue for damages; a landlord says a problem tenant had to be forcibly removed after injuring herself on the property.
A woman claims priceless family heirlooms were thrown in the trash; her ex-roommate accuses her of being a hoarder with items of little value.
A woman regrets subleasing her apartment to a coworker; a waitress breaks down when talking about the way a new boss treated her, and the friend who sues her gives an encouraging hug mid-case.
Restraining orders, police action and child visitation come into play when debts from a failed marriage fall into dispute.
Judge DiMango reprimands a young woman for not being more grateful to her sister who helped her out financially; when a single mother of two loses her job and apartment, her landlord accuses her of trashing the place on the way out.
A homeless man diagnosed with stage IV cancer claims he was assaulted and thrown out of a shelter when a former friend accused him of theft.
The judges are divided when a man sues a woman for his loan modification mess and she says his foreclosure issues are not her fault; a man accuses a fellow motorist of being a hazardous obstacle who wanted him to back into her.
The judges are appalled by a young woman's treatment of her grandmother who loaned her thousands of dollars when she fell on hard times; a man claims he spent weeks in prison after being arrested for disorderly conduct.
A hair salon owner is accused of changing the locks to keep a departing stylist from returning, and the stylist sues for the return of property; a man's attempt to cover up a tattoo with a new one ends with police being called.
A woman with a permanent restraining order against her father claims he gave her money in order to try and win back his abused ex-wife.
A man claims he was only dog sitting the pit bull who mauled a Pomeranian mix, so he is not responsible for its massive injuries; when a teenager reneges on a loan to his older brother, his angry sibling resorts to self-help and vandalizes his car.
A self-proclaimed minister accuses a neighbor of attacking her Christian character, and their argument escalates into a full-blown fight; a man's deal to barter handyman work for a used hot tub falls apart when the tub stops working properly.
A contractor apologizes for playing the race card when he is sued by a woman for sub-standard work.
A woman reveals unsavory details about her intimacy with the father of her child while his new girlfriend looks on; a landlord is shocked by accusations made by a former tenant who he says owes thousands in back rent.
A man jumps out of his car to confront the motorist who hit him in the middle of an intersection; Lyme disease, heavy-milking goats and stolen money come into play when ex-lovers dissolve their relationship and shared business.
A fanciful lighting fixture is so tangled and knotted that it can't be installed; a new insurance sales representative is tasked with selling 60 policies per quarter; she sells only one but still demands full payment.
A former missionary who tutors Syrian refugees accuses a fellow motorist of backing into her while she was looking for a handicap parking spot; a landlord accuses ex-tenants of stealing his identity to put utility bills in his name.
When the treatment of an expensive wig is at the center of a heated debate, the judges call on "Loretta" to settle the vendetta.
A young man borrows his stepfather's car, returns it late with bullet holes and claims he's not responsible for the damages; a 19-year-old mother is sued by her former child-care provider for unpaid fees.
A woman claims she was in pain and heavily medicated when her millionaire ex-lover forced her to sign a promissory note; a man believes his ex-boyfriend staged their date to make another man jealous, leading to a 45-minute car chase.
Half-naked and high as a kite is how a survivor of a hit-and-run describes his aggressor; a woman denies her child was exposed to pot smoke.
A teen claims she earned $1,000 as a rapper's model for a week and asks her best friend to cash her paycheck; a used car salesman accuses a woman's ex-convict boyfriend of taking his BMW for a ride and never coming back.
A woman and her wife deny owing for a loan to buy an engagement ring; a sports enthusiast regrets not taking two used jet skis for a test ride, saying a married couple misrepresented the condition of the vehicles.
A woman says football players and strippers were occupying the lakeside mansion she rented for a photo shoot of basketball models.
A veteran reveals a barn owl tattoo on his thigh that he claims went terribly wrong; the tattoo artists say he was wildly offensive.
An ex-con comes clean about a motorcycle deal, while his ex-wife marries his jail-mate and sells the cycle with him still in prison; a woman takes the law into her own hands by reneging on a deal to pay her cousin back for thousands in phone charges.
A doctor says after he succeeded in saving a man's leg from amputation, the patient did not pay and was ungrateful, but his outrageous claims confound Judge Acker.
Despite mounting evidence, a mother and her 12-year-old daughter refuse to accept that their Yorkshire terrier attacked a neighbor; a teenager offers to help his cousin move and ends up being accused of destroying her television.
A young man claims he was trying to help out an abused mother of two, but she says he wanted more than friendship; Lady the shepherd becomes accused of attacking and biting a neighbor and her dog and traumatizing an autistic onlooker.
Fearing for his life, a man evacuates his own home when an angry ex-girlfriend threatens to pistol whip him with a loaded gun.
A woman says she discovered that her boyfriend was cheating on her and doing drugs only a month after moving in with him; a phone for the financially-strapped goes missing and the suspected thief denies being resentful of the "free" phone.
A senior citizen dips into her hidden vacation fund to help her young friend overcome an abusive relationship; a car salesman claims he trusted his longtime friend but got stuck with a broken-down BMW.
Judge Acker is appalled when a child is coached to testify about a violent assault between family members.
A woman says she spent thousands of dollars to build a high-end fence only to discover that a cheap lock had been installed -- on the wrong side; a motorist is T-boned by an uninsured driver and thrown across the road.
A Ukrainian immigrant says a friend bled her dry through a series of loans; a woman accuses her 83-year-old mother's caretaker of stealing her glasses and hearing aid.
A woman claims that violence in her home forced her to move out early; a woman refuses to acknowledge her brother after his ex-girlfriend accuses her of kicking them out and throwing their clothes in the garbage.
A couple claim that instead of being paid to care for a friend's elderly mother, they were arrested for trespassing and thrown in jail; a man sues his ex-friend for the return of over $4,000 worth of his mother's belongings.
A man sues his former friend for dental bills after her dog allegedly head-butted him and chipped his tooth; a woman sues her friend for property damage and harassment.
A handyman claims a female client walked out of the bathroom naked; a woman accuses her brother of stealing money from her aunt's bank account.
A teenager demands thousands in damages for emotional distress after her hand-tailored prom dress rips on the big night.
A childcare provider claims she was forced to shut her daycare doors after an ex-client allegedly bad-mouthed her to other parents; a tattoo artist accuses a client's husband of making vulgar comments.
A shared condo wall leads to a shared possum pest and an ongoing feud between neighbors; a dog owner sues for damages claiming the puppy she purchased had a congenital birth defect.
A mother becomes accused of cussing in front of a child over an allegedly unpaid debt with another parent; a young man claims he suffered mental anguish when his childhood friend reneged on a truck deal.
A woman sues her contractor for breach of contract; a tenant seeks the return of her deposit.
A performer accused of acting like a groupie instead of an up-and-coming star sues his publicist.
A man says his girlfriend's aunt gave him a $5,000 gift to be eye candy for her and make her look good; a man says the old car he found online turned out to be a fire hazard, but the seller says he has evidence from a mechanic proving otherwise.
When a man returns home after caring for his elderly mother, he is shocked to discover accusations by his roommates of a common-law marriage.
A man's efforts to pick up a hot tub he purchased end in failure; harsh words from the judges greet an ex-boyfriend who is accused of stealing $5,000 from his ex-lover's glove compartment and bragging about it online.
A young woman wants to dip into her college fund to repair her car, but Grandma says no way; a woman claims her landlord stole her medical marijuana and harassed her while she lived in a sub-par home.
A man is accused of ruining his sister's credit when he leaves her on the hook for a $4,000 car loan; a teenager claims her sister-in-law was trying to impress her new girlfriend by buying new sneakers on the teen's dime.
A young woman shells out $6,000 in cash to a family friend only to discover that the car she purchased had been labeled salvaged because of an accident; a trailer's owner demands a payback after it gets hauled away.
A Pomeranian dislocates its hip, and its original owner cries abuse; after a fire damages a fence, a man claims he repaired it to be a good neighbor, not because he started the blaze.
A salesman goes door-to-door and is offered a job by a fast friend, who sues him for $2,000 shortly thereafter; a family being sued by their landlord claim they had no heat for months and were told that they were too stupid to figure it out.
A woman claims she was wrongfully convicted and sent to jail because of a feud with her neighbor over a disputed property line; an ex-lover seems more upset about the timing of a breakup than she is by a lawsuit brought against her for money owed.
A man behind on his rent to the tune of $5,000 gets thrown out of court for sparring with Judge Acker, but Judge DiMango calls him back; when a woman sues her former boss for unpaid wages, he claims she was a horrible, problematic employee.
When a goat, a cow and a pig go missing, a farmhand gets accused of theft; he insists he was trying to save his beloved animals from death.
A German shepherd is accused of jumping a six-foot-tall, Chihuahua-holding woman to rip the small animal to the ground and kill it; when a vehicle turns out to be a lemon, a man refuses to pay for it and the seller takes the law into his own hands.
A woman becomes hospitalized, saying her ex-lover assaulted her; a daycare provider sues a family for unpaid services.
After being showered with gifts from a male friend, a woman claims she felt disgusted when he tried to make a move on her; lifelike baby dolls valued in the thousands make an appearance in court when women fight over a purchase.
A caregiver is accused of kidnapping two children and holding them until their parents paid her for her baby-sitting services.
Dueling drivers sue each other for thousands, each accusing the other of running a red light; a security officer at a weed dispensary accuses a friend of vandalizing his car during an argument over marijuana.
An angry mother gets physical at a beauty salon, claiming her teenage daughter's weave has been botched.
A supposed bidding war over a boat is called into question when a married couple sue for wasted time and money they spent on a deal they claim was a scam; an Italian mastiff is accused of attacking a Chihuahua/terrier during a walk in the park.
A married, gay couple claim their landlord targeted them with bigotry and hate; the landlord sues for malicious destruction of property.
In a dispute over a high-end weave, a wig dummy joins the judges in chambers to clarify a hairstylist's methods; a litigant is reprimanded for suing for more money than she is owed in a disagreement over "forgotten" furniture.
After a child's death, mourning parents dispute the cost of the funeral, headstone and possible property damage; Judge DiMango uses some choice words to describe a litigant accused of skipping out on rent, leaving a college student holding the bill.
A French bulldog puppy dies only three days after being purchased, and its new owners claim the seller knew the animal was sick.
A woman accuses a hairdresser of ruining a birthday "curl and style" of her wig, "Sasha"; a man and his son purchase a smoking, mufflerless 24-year-old car that they insist came with a 30-day warranty.
A woman's music festival dreams are dashed when the landlord's mother-in-law crashes her party weekend to check up on tenants; a disgruntled roommate being sued for unpaid rent gets reprimanded for making personal attacks.
A grieving widow rescues her deceased husband's dog only to have it accused of a deadly attack on a neighbor's pet goats; a man must consider the financial value of home care provided by his children's mother while he works full time.
Mother and son say their home was infested with pests, while their landlady claims the pair tried to push her over a banister; a man sues a fellow dog-owner for vet bills resulting from an attack.
A grandmother has trouble building a case against her former friend when she sues him for unpaid rent and utility bills; a woman calls in an arborist to testify that her neighbor's tree roots snaked onto her property and damaged her irrigation pipes.
A handyman is accused of retaliating against a homeowner who he says reneged on a renovate-to-own home deal.
A woman admits to vandalizing her own property in an effort to collect rent from allegedly delinquent tenants; a woman sues a mechanic for not giving her a receipt for auto repairs.
A woman rents a home to accommodate her service animal, then claims the home is unacceptable; a man says the used Mercedes he purchased needs repairs.
A woman goes up against an estranged family member when baby-sitting fees and Boys and Girls Club registration fees are disputed.
A woman makes an effort to hire a minority contractor with good references but insists he failed to do his job and sues for a refund; a landlady says her ex-tenant was trying to scam FEMA after a flood supposedly damaged her property.
A woman says her ex-lover kicked her out of the house because she didn't lose enough weight.
A landlord says a woman and her daughter destroyed his rental home after complaints from the city about an overabundance of tires; a woman sues a stylist for damages, saying she did not get the "sisterlocks" she wanted.
A former tenant sues a property owner for illegal eviction and emotional distress due to untenable living conditions; a man says his friend of 20 years made inappropriate passes at his son.
An uninhabitable home in Pig Hollow is the source of contention between feuding ex-neighbors; profane text messages, disputed gift-giving and the care of a child come into play when ex-lovers call it quits.
A group road trip ends in disaster when two busses break down, a hotel night is missed and SUVs are called in for the return trip; a woman sues for three times what she is owed for a security deposit but admits she neglected to pay bills on time.
Tenants are accused of leaving their cats behind when they moved out; a woman claims her boyfriend showed up with police to take her car away.
A landlady accuses ex-tenants of smoking pot and leaving her home a mess, and she says she has the pictures to prove it; when a man sues his former in-laws for repayment of a loan to buy a house, his father-in-law does the unexpected.
A woman designs a huge cage for her blueberries to keep them from being eaten by birds, then accuses a friend of doing a shoddy job of building it; a young man admits he took money from his girlfriend to buy a car but says the money was a gift.
When a home care worker is accused of providing substandard care, he claims he was in a hostile work environment; best friends no longer speak to each other after a heavy food trailer gets accused of damaging the truck towing it.
The judges compare before-and-after photos of artwork to determine if a man deserves money for pain and suffering due to an artist's work.
A friendly boat ride ends in accusations of fraud and forgery; fresh out of prison, a woman tries to make a new start but says her landlord shut off her water and refused to pay for repairs.
A filmmaker accuses an employee of defaming his production company; desperate for a place to live, a woman moves into a condo despite feeling uncomfortable with her landlord's behavior.
A woman cites a debilitating stroke as defense against accusations that she damaged her ex-lover's trucks; a woman demands payback for a '98 Mustang.
Ex-roommates fight over a whopping $3,600 in toll fees; a man gets sued for backing out of his driveway and into the parked car of his teen daughter's best friend.
A woman pleads guilty to auto theft but insists her boyfriend gave her permission to drive his car after an odd day trip fell apart; a woman regrets the day she reached out to make amends with her grandchild's mother.
A family member goes after a relative for unpaid services; a woman resorts to police help to recover a truck her former friend rented.
Secondhand smoke, accusations of verbal abuse and an attempt at marriage counseling come into play when unwed parents play house.
A woman celebrating her 46th birthday gets left in the lurch when her private bus never shows up; a salon owner hires a recruiter to increase revenue but ends up suing her for breach of contract.
A woman dates a man she knows is seeing other people, and it doesn't end well when his personal belongings go missing; a responsible teen motorist confesses that he was at fault and offers to get a job to pay for damages to a fellow teen driver.
An artist sues a theater owner for breach of contract; after a vicious dog attack, a pet owner is awakened by police and claims his dogs were inside and did not maul a neighbor's dog.
A man and his fiancee claim they were driven out of their apartment by a bug infestation; the only thing former roommates have in common is the amount of money they agree is owed to each other.
When she sues her daughter who was adopted as an infant, a mother insists that she treats her the same as her other children; a man accuses a fellow reverend of conning him regarding the sale of a building he wanted to convert to a church.
A woman accuses her former friend of moving in and causing chaos, while her ex-friend says she can do better than her current lover; a woman's memory goes on holiday when she's accused of skipping out on rent and destroying property.
A witness testifies on behalf of a man who claims a fellow motorist backed into him, but the defendant says there were no witnesses at the accident scene; a woman says her contractor asked her to overcharge him to get more insurance money.
A breakup a week before Valentine's Day leads to accusations of kicking a car at a gas station; after a woman comments on her boyfriend's new bathroom vanity, he stops payment on the check to the plumber who installed it.
A warehouse worker is hired to create a funeral program and blames the misspelling of the deceased man's name on sloppy cursive writing; after a man loses his home in a fire, he is accused of living rent-free with his girlfriend's son.
A woman's death leaves her family fighting over how to spend settlement money; after she shatters her roommate's glass table while ironing, a surgical technologist blames job pressure for her questionable behavior.
A mother suffers a concussion after being beaten by her ex-boyfriend, while he claims she threatened to take his child away; a daughter claims her mother's cancer diagnosis and hospice care interfered with her ability to take care of parking tickets.
A woman accused of threatening to poison a dog; a woman wants payback from her troubled sister after bailing her out of jail.
A 19-year-old's courtroom behavior confirms the judges' suspicions that a young man lied to his mother about vandalism to her car; a woman with a sick child claims she was shocked to get an eviction notice after not paying rent for several months.
A luxury sports box, intense jealousy and accusations of improper behavior with a family member come into play when ex-lovers call it quits.
An elderly couple's longtime handyman accuses them of inappropriate behavior after they sue him for incomplete work; a woman says a friend used the woman's credit card to buy plane tickets to visit a sick relative.
A man sues his mother for the value of his dog, a compound bow and a gun; after years of goodwill, a woman refuses to let her ex-boyfriend's parents see her young son.
A restaurant owner says a musician released a "hurricane of chaos and disorder" when he came to perform on New Year's Eve; a dispute over unpaid loans between ex-lovers takes an abrupt turn when a woman plays an incriminating phone message.
A young man testifies that a German shepherd dog suffered a broken leg after slamming into a dresser while under the care of the pet owner's friend; a struggling single mom becomes accused of taking financial advantage of a co-worker.
Despite fears about losing their baby on the way to the hospital, a couple deny driving over the speed limit; a café owner says a web designer's know-it-all attitude and poor workmanship caused him to end their business relationship.
A teen orders an autopsy of his hedgehog after becoming accused of causing the animal's death; former friends argue over damages to a car.
A jealous boyfriend gets accused of cutting up his lover's pants and posting photos of his handiwork on social media.
A teen tells an unsuspecting buyer that his 1983 Camaro is in pristine condition, but the buyer begs to differ; to avoid stress caused by long checkout lines, a woman agrees to buy her brother's TV instead, but their transaction ends very badly.
A terrier mix is accused of dragging a neighbor's dog through a fence; accusations of excessive drug use and general weirdness divide former roommates who are fighting over a security deposit.
A veteran Hollywood photographer sues an entertainment marketer for neglecting to pay his fee at a celebrity awards event.
An accountant admits to charging a client for "hold time" during business phone calls; he accuses her of stealing $5,000 from his tax return.
Heated, offensive text messages are exchanged when motorists battle over liability after a wreck; when a young man is sued for a series of unpaid loans by an ex-girlfriend, his current girlfriend hears more than she wants to.
A young man admits that he got drunk, passed out and wet the bed while visiting friends, but he sues for damages based on his conspiracy theory.
A man misses his girlfriend's college graduation and uses his new girlfriend's checkbook to pay back a loan; a woman, accused of causing a collision, points the finger at the other motorist, claiming she was on a "Thelma and Louise"-style joyride.
A man shoots to kill when his dog is attacked by a neighbor's two pit bulls, then he is sued for the cost of pet cremation and for emotional distress.
A young man falls for a woman he soon finds out is married, then she sues him for rent and moving expenses; a convenience store owner sues a contractor for failing to build him a beer cave.
After a disturbing car accident, a young man denies all charges of drug abuse, but bizarre photos on his Facebook page tell a different story; a man regrets the generous car deal he made for a friend.
A struggling single mother claims she was conned by a childcare provider who took money from her to set up a small business.
Accusations of aggression made against a standard poodle destroy his future as a service dog and leave his owner suing for $5,000.
A married preacher who runs a prayer phone line becomes accused of having an affair with a woman who comes after him for payback; camera footage of a fight in a parking lot acts as evidence against a teen accused of stalking, harassment and assault.
A woman falls hard and fast for a man she meets online only to discover that he needs her money to avoid eviction; a young mother admits that she hoped her boyfriend would be more responsible after becoming a father.
Shedding tears over dog waste said to be left in an apartment when a landlord moves her tenants out and her granddaughter in; a motorcycle meant to bring two lovers closer together ends up tearing them apart.
An English bulldog suffers a vicious attack when he gets too close to a neighbor's fence; an artist hired to paint a woman's beloved horse becomes disturbed by the expression in the animal's eyes and fails to complete her commission.
After suffering a devastating loss, unwed parents fight over the cost of their son's funeral and back child support; a woman rents her home to her boyfriend only to find that he has another girlfriend and a child.
After coming to the aid of a troubled high school student, a man sues him years later for thousands in emotional distress and parking tickets; a woman claims excessive shedding and a bald spot left her with no other choice but to sue her hairstylist.
After a physical altercation lands unwed parents in jail, they sue each other for theft and pain and suffering.
A dog owner says her beloved giant breed, Rizzo, jumped into the street to save her husband from being hit by a speeding car; a woman claims her work as the sidekick of an aspiring reality show star was payment enough for loans to pay her rent.
Fellow school bus drivers become best friends fast then call it quits just as fast when property and photo damages come into play; a man demands payback from a neighbor, claiming he sold him a faulty jet ski.
Unwed parents battle over restraining orders, missing property and break-ins; they are reminded to consider their child.
New Year's partygoers dispute whether severe injuries were caused by a brutal assault or by falling down drunk out of a car.
Unwed parents accuse each other of harassment and both file restraining orders against each other, but only one is granted; a 25-year friendship that started in church dissolves in a matter of minutes when repayment of a loan ends in fisticuffs.
A couple flee their fire-damaged home and rent from a landlord who they say charges exorbitant cleaning fees; a woman says her child was devastated when their vacation was canceled because the child's father left them with thousands in unpaid fines.
A man and his five teenage daughters move in with a woman who he says attacks him; she claims he owes her thousands in loans.
A woman accuses her sister-in-law of doing drugs in the backseat of her car; her sister-in-law says she was stabbed soon after.
Married millennials sue their landlords for prematurely cleaning their apartment and cheating them out of a security deposit; a woman tries to explain why she handed over her insurance information to another driver after claiming she never hit them.
A woman burns her lease in a full moon ritual to cut the energetic cord between herself and an Irish tenant.
A pet owner falls into a coma for 27 days only to awake and find that his ex-wife has taken his beloved chow chow, Boris.
A property manager claims her mother was shoved and she was punched in the face when a disgruntled tenant came to pick up her property; after bailing her boyfriend out of jail, a woman discovers that he is married and has 10 children.
Amateur pit-bull breeders fight over custody of three puppies when their litter is smaller than expected; a man's ex-fiance is accused of holding a hover board ransom for unpaid rent, and tricky texts from an unsuspecting source come into play.
A civil conversation between two fathers quickly escalates into a brawl involving lawn chairs and a baseball bat.
A woman is on the attack when she goes after her daughter for neglecting to repay a loan for EMT training; when lovers attempt to start a children's clothing business, it tears them apart.
When a man doesn't receive a refund fast enough, he takes the law into his own hands and is sued for posting defamatory comments; a landlord refuses to return his tenants' security deposit because they broke his lawn-beautification rules.
A toothless little dog and its owner are accused of taunting Chihuahuas; a woman makes outrageous excuses to avoid paying back loans from her brother's ex-girlfriend.
Outraged when he discovers that his TV has been sold to someone else, a man refuses to take back his deposit; an unhappy bride receives only 59 out of the 1,100 photos taken on her wedding day.
A young woman accuses her ex-boyfriend's mother of texting her relentlessly over the sale of a car; a woman claims her home was uninhabitable because her landlord texted her obsessively, entered her room without permission and ate her cereal.
A woman falls on hard financial times and hires a lawyer to help her file for bankruptcy, later discovering he's been suspended; when two motorists race to make a light at an intersection, they collide with each other then fight over who's to blame.
A landlord insists that she did nothing wrong when she reported her Section 8 tenant to authorities; an uninsured motorist suffers a seizure and drives into a house, then blames an unidentified reckless driver for triggering his blackout.
A teenager says his prized 1970 Dodge Dart was abandoned in a junkyard by a hotrod mechanic who calls it a "rust bucket"; a mother of two claims a tailor botched her expensive pajamas.
A 59-year-old driver becomes accused of stalking and terrorizing a 25-year-old female client; he insists he's just trying to collect on a loan.
After the court views a video depicting horrid living conditions, a man feels compelled to apologize to the landlord suing him; a woman's passion for bingo lies at the heart of a dispute between ex-lovers.
An injured dog, accusations of gun violence and credit card fraud come into play when ex-lovers fight over the destruction of property; happy trips to Mexico come to a halt when former friends fight over airline tickets and years of unpaid errands.
A man caring for his young cousin becomes accused of negligence when the boy gets rushed to the ER for stitches after an injury; a man allegedly flies into a jealous rage and vandalizes his ex's car after seeing him with another guy at a party.
A young girl used as a pawn in the violent drama that unfolds between her grandmother and mother.
A barber who flips cars has a demeanor that troubles the judges when he faces accusations of defrauding a buyer.
A married couple becomes accused of infesting a home with fleas and not picking up after their dog; Judge DiMango examines a months-old wedding cake from newlyweds trying to prove that their decorator botched their four-tier cake order.
A woman claims her rental car was stolen from her street at the exact same moment she was calling to return it.
A veteran with PTSD becomes accused of turning a service dog into an attack dog who bites his son, a nurse and the mailman; when a pot smoker makes light of causing a collision with a fellow motorist, a judge sets him straight.
A father's earlobe gets detached during a violent fight with his daughter's younger ex-boyfriend.
Death row inmates and unpaid wages come into play when a pastor's wife and her executive assistant fight over money; what starts as friendly hair styling between friends ends with wild accusations about hair extensions, napping and nudity.
A proud new homeowner learns he bought a home from someone who never owned the property; a grandmother shares a room with six others, while the grandson she raised after his mother was murdered borrows $5,000, lives large and doesn't pay her back.
A pit bull viciously attacks a Labrador retriever in a bank parking lot; a woman purchases a camper trailer from a man who keeps her money and then goes to prison; his parents resell the vehicle before she can pick it up.
A young father insists that his guilty plea to domestic assault charges was the only way he could avoid jail time and be with his children.
A man claims his intoxicated roommate taunted him and begged him to hit her, hoping the police would get involved and take him away; a mysterious accident leads to a mysteriously fraudulent money-order in an outrageous hit-and-run story.
A woman says she overheard her estranged tenant discuss how he planned to kill her dog and hit her in the head with a brick; a man says his brother ghosted his entire family and continues to ignore them because he is being asked to pay back a loan.
A woman receives a frightening video of her jealous lover with a gun to his head after she takes off for the weekend with her friends.
A driver blacks out and crashes her friend's uninsured car into a tree, then they fight over whose food run it was; a dog breeder is accused of euthanizing a labradoodle without the pet owner's permission and is sued for emotional distress.
A mother of three is accused of abandoning her rental home and leaving it in shambles, but she says her landlord was negligent; a medical emergency unites estranged family members under one roof, but an unpaid phone bill tears them apart.
Infidelity, bankruptcy and an unsigned confession come into play when ex-lovers fight over a loan; pit-bull owners say their pet is a victim of mistaken identity after a neighbor's terrier is viciously attacked.
A man spends years in jail after brutally injuring his ex but makes light of the situation when he is once again accused of violence; a defense contractor working in Afghanistan says his former tenant stole shrubbery from him while he was abroad.
A married man denies flirting with his business partner's girlfriend when he proposed a plan to flip cars; two young cousins try to flatter the judges into ruling in their favor when thousands are at stake in a battle over a bad living situation.
A deliveryman says a florist neglected to pay him for more than 100 deliveries; fans of the TV show "Supernatural" attend a convention as friends but leave as enemies.
"Stinka" the 2-year-old is accused of causing major plumbing damage; his 7-year-old brother, a wannabe cop, tells the truth to the judges; a woman says she was unaware that a loan to her younger sister was being used to bail a bad boy out of jail.
A woman suggests that her cancer-stricken mother was duped into giving away their family home.
When a used car makes an odd sound, a buyer offers a lower price; he claims the seller ran off with his money and the vehicle; a man says his "flirty friend" should pay part of their shared $800 bar tab but only after she sues him for a past loan.
A 19-year-old aspiring athlete claims his new school offered substandard classes and his property was stolen; a man claims that his fellow coach came to him begging for child support money but then refused to pay him back.
A young mother says her ex-lover chose alcohol over their relationship and punched a hole in the wall; Judge Acker is outraged at the lack of responsibility displayed when not one, but two, dog attacks occur as a result of pet owner negligence.
Partners in a dog-breeding business sue each other for fraud, breach of contract and defamation.
A caterer is accused of stealing beans and not keeping costs to a bare minimum; a young couple say bats invaded their apartment through a hole in the wall.
A man who says he saved a teen mother from a dangerous area sues her years later for thousands of dollars in loans; a shared living situation ends in disturbing texts and accusations of harassment.
Exes are unable to manage a large household and end up fighting over personal property, a vehicle and restraining orders.
A struggling single mother is accused of defrauding a non-profit; a young couple admit to being uninsured at the time of a collision.
Ex-roommates fight over lost wages and stolen property; a woman's plan to hide a secret loan from her wife backfires when her friend of 20 years refuses to pay her back.
A dispute over damaged carnival equipment; after a dog is injured, a pet sitter defends her actions.
A woman rescues a horse only to discover that it is allegedly being abused and neglected at its new boarding location.
A man makes the mistake of letting a friend cash a check for him; a young man's derogatory text.
A man claims his ex-roommates took a sledgehammer to his safe and stole his cash; woman insists that she did not give her longtime friend an iPhone.
A pit bull's owner becomes accused of fleeing the scene after it attacks two other dogs; the owner of a Christmas tree lot sues his former neighbor for killing 450 of the trees with chemicals.
A landlady who entered a property to care for ducks faces accusations of spying on tenants; a man accuses his former business associate of theft that forced him to go out of business.
A mother-in-law sues for repayment of a loan; former friends fight over an 18-year-old truck.
Judge Jerry Sheindlin weighs in on a case involving feuding single parents; a security guard blames another driver for a car crash.
A woman says a moldy home caused her and her children to suffer; a contractor admits he had never demolished a building before.
A teen's offer to get a car unstuck leads to a rescue by the fire department.
A woman says a drunken driver hit her horse and left it to die without reporting the incident; a man is accused of remotely wiping out the hard drive of a photographer's computer.
A man's former boss sues him for the cost of a truck; a young man's good will is negated by his four roommates.
A long-distance romance ends when a man sues his ex for the cost of a washer and dryer; a woman sues her former sister-in-law for pawning her late brother's possessions and damaging her property.
Feuding between a woman with a service dog and her neighbor involves 50 calls to animal control, suspicious vandalism and a suicide attempt.
A mother sues for emotional distress after her 4-year-old witnesses her getting beaten up by an angry woman over a botched sale of a vehicle; a woman says she lost $3,500 while moving from her mother's home to her boyfriend's mother's.
Longtime friends are involved in a petty fight over cereal, personal belongings and accusations of an illegal lockout; accused of stealing tools, a painter threatens to call the police on the man who hired him.
A friendship ends disastrously after a failed living arrangement; a salon owner says he was the victim of a bait-and-switch when he agreed to buy used barber-shop equipment.
A vet says his children were kidnapped and held for ransom in Tijuana; an uninsured driver is accused of racing through a stop sign and colliding with oncoming traffic, with two small children in her car.
A pit bull and a Rottweiler attack a tiny dog, causing it to have to be euthanized; a woman sues her son's friend for room and board.
A promoter accused of failing to publicize a fashion event; roommates fight over accusations of vapor use, uncleanliness and a scary boyfriend.
A life coach sues a dissatisfied ex-client for $6,000; a woman sues an ex-friend for the cost of a puppy.
An uninsured driver hits a young mother and her infant; a driving instructor says she refuses to continue lessons because of her student's bad driving.
A woman's car becomes involved in a hit and run after she lends it to her incarcerated son's girlfriend; after flying to Los Angeles for a party, a woman denies owing for travel.
A recent MBA grad says her $99 photo package ballooned into a $1,600 "scam" package; an unhappy client sues a hospitalized event planner.
A driver says he swiped a parked car while avoiding hitting a dog; one motorist sues another for a fender bender.
A woman learns that her "emergency loan" to her boyfriend was for a $2,000 watch; a couple with a sick child are held hostage by a repairman's schedule.
A woman who had her eyebrows tinted ends up in urgent care with burning chemical pain.
Sisters accuse each other of fraud, abandonment and breach of contract; a teen says her designated driver attempted high-speed stunt driving and wrecked her car.
A disabled dad is at odds with his favorite daughter; a man says his children's mother bought a new car by fraudulently using his debit card.
Cats' owner regrets entrusting them to his new tenant; a young woman tells of her failed attempt to live with her mother.
A woman claims her cousin caused her to lose her job; a woman says her mechanic damaged her car and held it hostage.
A man accuses his sister of wrecking his car; a child is upset by accusations of inappropriate behavior regarding a cell phone.
A landlord sues a tenant for damages after the police break down a door exercising a search warrant; a car stalls on a snowy road and is struck by another vehicle.
A woman accuses her landlord of treating his foreign-born bride poorly.
A 7-year-old testifies that her family's car was shaky after a mechanic told them it was fixed; a man calls his girlfriend a stalker after she shows up at his workplace to collect money owed.
A rapper's talent manager is accused of breaching a contract; a woman says she was accused of child abuse after trying to collect on one of her day-care clients' past due accounts.
A young woman reveals that her abusive relationship resembles that of her parents; every litigant in a car-custody case admits to not having a license to drive.
A contractor says an elderly woman came to his jobsite accusing him of taking advantage of her; a woman says long hours and low wages are the reasons she cannot pay her brother back.
A driver accused of a hit-and-run spins an absurd yarn about a stranger stealing her car while she was asleep; a woman with a brain tumor demands that her former friend repay her more than $3,000 owed in child-care fees.
A cabbie chases down and apprehends a teen he says threw a rock at his car and shattered the windshield as he was driving.
A credit repairman is accused of failing to improve a client's financial record; a woman says a graphic designer's jealous girlfriend got in the way of a business transaction.
A woman says her lone friend turned violent on her when she reached out to help him; a cyclist denies hitting a parked car.
A bank executive signs for a $27,000 personal car loan for a new boyfriend, despite knowing he has bad credit; boyfriends accuse a former roommate of selling their couch without permission.
A model accuses a photographer of stealing her clothing.
An antique-store owner sues a woman who inherited 300 dolls; a young man is caught between his girlfriend, her angry mother and payback for a shared car.
A dramatic May-September romance involves jewelry, cosmetic surgery and heartbreak.
Guest Judge Judy rules on a case of homelessness, dementia and a sympathetic landlord; guest Judge Jerry Sheindlin rules in a case of a widow's sentiment overcoming reason.
Guest Judge Judy Sheindlin presides over a case involving accusations of domestic violence, police intervention and self-help justice.
Asked to cash an insurance check for his disabled friend, a man keeps the money for himself; a pit bull breaks free from his leash and seriously injures another dog.
A man involved in a late-night car crash offers up an explanation for his run-in with an attractive woman; when a man's ex-mistress sues him for repayment of loans, he accuses her of making trouble with his wife.
Reunited siblings fight over a bail bond and a down payment on a house; a female defendant says a lawsuit was filed only because she showed no romantic interest in the plaintiff.
A woman says both the father and grandmother of her children abused her.
A miniature American Eskimo dog is accused of injuring multiple workers; a day care provider says her former friend stopped paying for child care.
Motorists disregard the rules of the road, plow into another vehicle and then blame the other driver; a mother regrets taking in her son's estranged friend after an argument ends in $2,500 worth of car-kicking.
A good Samaritan gets caught in the middle when a robbery victim lures a criminal into police custody; landlords say a former tenant threw a tantrum over her lease and left the place filthy.
A young man tries to embarrass his counselor in front of his wife; a weave causes a teen's hair to fall out.
A woman sues her diabetic son for living expenses; a woman accuses her ex of running off with her half of their security deposit.
A teen who crushed a woman's dream car and fled the scene cites police bias; a woman is accused of spending a tax refund she was supposed to use to repay a debt.
A breeder denies dognapping for reward money; a young man says a drunken minor broke his phone.
A concerned relative stages a surprise intervention at his cousin's workplace; a mother denies putting her children at risk when she hires a drug-abusing friend as their live-in baby sitter.
A rocker is accused of intimidating a fellow drummer into buying a vintage drum set; a motorist says she and her four children were rear-ended by another driver while they were stopped at a red light.
An estranged couple say $6,000 was a gift from a cousin; a client says a contractor did a terrible job and did not finish what he started.
A landlord stands accused of locking out a tenant because of subpar efforts to clean up an apartment; trying to prove that his former roommate was a volatile drinker, a man submits evidence pointing to his own anger issues.
A woman pays for a used vehicle, only to be told she may never get it; three wildly different stories come into play when a man repossesses a dilapidated car.
A woman, her boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend fight over ownership of a mobile home; a grandmother regrets basing her decision to move into a property on the romance between her teen grandson and his girlfriend.
A woman allegedly locks her ex-business partner out of his website and redirects potential clients to a cheaters' website; a man and a woman move in together 16 days after meeting and fight over hot tempers and abandoned property.
A girlfriend's wanting to move in ruins a comfortable living arrangement; a man steals the keys from his lover, who tries to leave him on the highway after a heated fight.
A home health care worker says an ex-employer abandoned her in a time of desperate need; a teen sues for more than she paid for a used car that cannot pass a basic smog test.
A woman says she caught pneumonia in an uninhabitably cold rental unit; a family's race to get a child to the hospital ends in a wreck.
A child tells about a vicious attack in which her Rottweiler allegedly mauled two other dogs; a teen in charge of three children gets accused of moving her boyfriend in, smoking, and eating the family's food.
A man's car is keyed days after he gets a protective order against a former lover, but she says there would have been more damage if she was involved; upon coming home from work, a man discovers his landlord has taken in 10 cats.
Nonprofit organizations fight over damages when a man backs out of a charity event; a woman who was mauled by an unleashed dog has difficulty locating the animal's owner.
A woman's boyfriend allegedly kicked in a car's windshield when her 3-year-old daughter was in the car; a man says he was forced to evict a destitute friend because of unpaid rent.
A man damages a neighbor's car when he jumps after being scared by a "vicious" dog; a woman sues a hairstylist for emotional distress, claiming the defendant caused her hair to fall out; Judge Acker clarifies a common misconception.
A woman says a replacement car a mechanic gave her endangered the lives of her and her child; a boat's owner sues a young man who tried to salvage the abandoned vessel.
The plaintiff's reaction to the verdict surprises the courtroom when things do not go his way.
A mother admits to sending a sick child to school; a college student sues her ex for thousands of dollars she says she paid to send her to school.
Exes are accused of making up a shaky "lost wallet" story; a smartphone video contradicts a young man's description of a crash on a deserted highway.
A 12-year-old answers tough questions about his story of seeing another child vandalizing a parked vehicle; a man accused of destroying a lawn with his car finds others to blame.
Drug use, theft and the police are parts of the narrative when a lawyer sues her former tenant.
A security officer regrets co-signing a car loan for her younger sister; a woman funds her boyfriend's trip to see his children only to be accused of tagging along.
A young woman discovers that her friend charged more than $10,000 on her credit card while she was hospitalized; a woman accuses her down-and-out live-in boyfriend of stealing her designer bags.
A woman blames her children's father for the loss of her car; a young woman takes out a loan with 215 percent interest to get her boyfriend's car out of impound.
A woman blames her landlords for causing her teen to miss out on senior pictures and the prom; a custom-made picnic table ends a friendship.
An angry landlady cites felony assaults and many other offenses; a couple breaks up after co-signing a 36-month car lease.
A man who crashed a car offers a wacky defense; a jogger claims expensive medical bills after being attacked by an unleashed border collie.
A guarantee of a Christian work environment is compromised by the boss's extramarital affair with a co-worker; a lawyer is accused of defrauding the government after helping a subsidized tenant.
A child-care worker defends spraying a child with water; roommates make accusations after a woman objects to a house party.
An elderly rebel says illegal attempts were made to silence him when he stopped construction of a "monstrosity" next to his home.
A single father sues his children's mother for the return of his video games; a former friend crashes a young woman's car and refuses to explain what happened.
A foster mother says she spent more than $5,000 to care for her foster daughter's child while she was in jail; a decade-long relationship ends with a battle over a $2,000 bed set.
Unwed parents tell of an argument that led to a fractured jaw, a broken nose and thousands of dollars in damages; a woman blames her roommate's dog, not her own, for destroying her dentures.
A stunt driver thinks his own son busted 17 windows out of three of his classic cars.
A woman is bitten in the face by a rescue dog; an epileptic woman says she bailed on a lease because her roommate's erratic behavior caused her anxiety.
A woman who sufferd a miscarriage and is sent vindictive texts by a jealous ex, takes out her anger on the baby's father; a woman admits she continued to lend her cheating ex-boyfriend money; he says she is a controlling gift-giver.
A woman denies owing her ex-fiance's parents for a minivan; a motorcycle-buyer says the seller's ex-wife refused to hand over the title.
The only link to a woman's deceased mother is mishandled and lost by a private moving company; a teen's mother says an insurance company harassed her with a scary voice.
After a woman passes away, her grandson and best friend fight over her property; a defendant cannot seem to wipe the grin off her face.
A man says his ex-sister-in-law tricked his mother, who has dementia, into giving away her money; a couple say they spent their life savings on a classic car but were defrauded by an online salesman.
One of the judges is so appalled by a defendant's behavior that she decides to take the law into her own hands.
A couple attempt to recover more than $12,000 in property damages from a former tenant.
A woman accuses her former friends of starving her horses; two pit bulls are accused of attacking a border collie, causing it serious throat injuries.
A pastor is accused of housing nine convicts in his "rehab" rental unit; a tenant accuses landlords of assault and breach of contract, and they charge him a 138 percent late-rent fee.
Tenants with nine children are accused of criminal activity, so their landlord seeks to evict them.
A landlord accuses tenants of drug use and vandalism, then writes them a glowing letter of recommendation; a moving service is accused of causing $4,000 worth of damages.
After paying $9,000 up front, the owner of a vintage vehicle says the mechanic failed to restore it; a Craigslist deal to trade cars falls apart when one of them turns out to be a lemon.
A former homeless mother accuses her landlord of drunk and disorderly conduct and unsafe living conditions; two young men fight over car vandalism and cellphone bills.
A driver said to have been drinking and a driver said to be on the phone collide, injuring a child; long-lost sisters move in together only to be torn apart by accusations of cheating.
A dying mother and a failing business keep a man from warning his friend that her personal belongings are in danger of being lost forever.
A landlord says a tenant damaged an air-conditioning unit.
A 60-year-old drummer faces an ex-band member found guilty of writing bad checks; a former student says scuba-diving classes were free of charge.
A woman accuses her child's father of attempting to damage her car during a heated argument, and he says she was trying to run over him; a pair say their roommate went missing and owes them for rent.
Bandmates break up over a hefty start-up loan, pawned equipment and a broken steering wheel.
After a devoted fan gives a singer money to refurbish a tour bus, he says his refusal to be intimate with her triggered a lawsuit.
After a woman rescues a grieving family by paying to cover burial costs for her ex-mother-in-law, the family resists repaying her; longtime friends break up over the sale of used furniture.
A dog owner is injured trying to free his husky from a pit bull's mouth; a man's car breaks down only two hours after he buys it.
Malicious text exchanges between women fighting over a botched trip to Las Vegas; after a pit bull kills a cat, its new owner sues to collect for his stud services.
A widow accuses her ex-lover of causing her to lose thousands of dollars; former friends fight over custody of a valuable belt.
A hockey fan says a 67-year-old woman purposely pushed her down cement stairs, causing her to break her back; a dancer says she choreographs fitness routines in lieu of paying rent.
A rented party bus turns out to be defective; a woman involved in a car crash is accused of giving false information and denying all fault.
A dad buys a car for his teen's AA mentor, who then skips town; a friendship falls apart after one asks the other to install a floor.
After a vacation home does not measure up to its online description, a family leaves and is sued for money owed; a retired auctioneer is accused of mishandling a painting, and he says he was scammed.
A man thinks his mother's settlement after her husband's death should go, in part, to him -- and she demands payback for thousands of dollars he borrowed; a man is charged with stealing more than $7,000 from a children's sports league.
A woman says she did $8,000 worth of work in her ex's dilapidated garden; a children's softball coach sues the league director for leaving them out in the cold for winter practices and messing up their uniform order.
A cat rescued from a roof, trash not emptied for six weeks, and the distinct smell of beer are some of the complaints a house sitter faces.
A former friend sues a woman caught transporting drugs; a professional balloon decorator is in a feud over $2,500 spent on birthday party decorations.
A woman says her miscarriage was caused by her ex's verbal abuse and sending of a half-naked photo to her teen daughter; a woman accuses her ex of keying her car in a drunken rage.
A woman sues a former cruise-ship DJ for repayment of loans used to start his music business; tenants say a landlady should not have been surprised when their rent checks bounced, given that she asked them to write them in advance.
Hours after buying a car, a woman smells leaking gas, and a mechanic tells her not to drive the vehicle; a woman changes her mind about a caterer after a free tasting.
A woman intending to break up with her boyfriend gets offered $400 not to report a car accident; a woman injured trying to get into her own apartment tells why she thinks her ex-roommate should pay her medical bills.
A motorcyclist is nearly killed on the freeway; a landlady defends her right to drink wine and have overnight visitors in her own home.
A grieving teen tries to get custody of his father's remains from the man's ex-fiance; a mother and her teen daughter fight over damages to a cellphone.
A woman who says she was afraid of her landlord moved out early, leaving behind a handmade family-heirloom; a $5,000 estimate for a car's engine overhaul.
A boss says he had to drop out of school because his personal assistant took his money; a well-off man admits he accepted more than $5,000 from a woman he says is desperate for his love and attention.
A young man subpoenas Craigslist to obtain evidence that he was the victim of a car deal.
A woman says her children's father choked her while she was pregnant; a dog accused of biting blinks whenever the attack is mentioned.
An ex-cop with PTSD denies threatening a former lover with targeted police retaliation.
A forged title loan ignites a feud between family members; a teen says sexist taunting by a lender was the reason she failed to make payments on her brand-new luxury vehicle.
A woman says her new boyfriend's ex purposely and repeatedly slammed her car; a down-and-out nephew says doing home repairs for his uncle was repayment for an $8,000 loan.
A music festival fan says a bar's watchdog viciously attacked him for no reason; a young man squares off against his grandfather over an unpaid loan.
Parents sue a former day care owner for enforcing a ridiculous refund policy; an ex-childcare owner insists parents should continue to pay her, even though her day care is no longer in business.
A landlady says one rat does not make an infestation; one of the judges says a woman's excuses for not paying back a friend are the worst defense ever offered up in court.
A woman says she was knocked unconscious and had to undergo surgery after being hit by a car; the driver says she is a fraud.
A woman says her roommate offered sex as a way to pay for damages to his car; a landlady says she was threatened with violence for renting a home said to be uninhabitable.
Newly released from prison, a man finds his ex-wife and son living as squatters in his home; a defendant is at a loss for words when damning evidence surfaces.
A defendant slips up during her description of a disastrous accident; a young woman accepts $5,000 from her sister to attend cosmetology school, but never goes to class.
A woman is hospitalized due to trauma caused by online flirting.
A tenant says her landlord left her with $5,000 in mold damage; three college students' landlord offers up party photos and bathroom props to show why he has not returned their security deposit.
Voodoo dolls and a scary tattoo frighten roommates, who say their new tenant drank and never left the couch.
A woman accuses her mother of running up her credit card and ruining her credit score; a woman says her ex damaged her vehicle in a drive-through car wash.
A woman tells of watching her dog die after being ravaged by a pit bull; her ex, accused of a felony, denies fault.
A postal worker says his co-worker-turned-lover pulled a knife on him and beat him up; a couple say a karaoke system they bought is short on songs.
A terminally ill man wants his ex-lover to return his mattress; strokes and accusations of stalking come into play when a landlord tries to get payment from a delinquent tenant.
A landlord is accused of spying on tenants and preying on single mothers; a man says he and his service dog were attacked at a convenience store.
A seminar for female entrepreneurs goes belly up when a motivational speaker fails to attract a large crowd; a salon owner claims her ex-landlord stole her equipment and her stylist.
A naive young man gets the short end of the stick when trading cars with a co-worker; a woman warns her daughter's friend to stay away from a troubled ex and to repay her for rent; a man blames his neighbor's dogs for a toppled fence.
A tenant accuses a landlord of renting a cockroach-infested apartment; the landlord replies that the tenant was growing pot.
After an attack, a dog owner offers up footage of her animal exhibiting questionable behavior; ex-roommates accuse each other of assault, trespassing and bad hygiene.
A young man caught trying to skip out on rent says the apartment was crawling with insects; a teen resists taking responsibility for her reckless driving, which led to $15,000 in injuries and damage; former roommates fight over termination fees.
A woman says her ex pelted her with dog food and threw her belongings out the window; a fitness trainer sues a client for unpaid training sessions.
A man says he suffered a brain bleed while trying to fulfill his friend's last wishes.
A woman and her daughter are accused of terrorizing their former landlord, furious over bad living conditions and a broken lease.
A woman blames apartment mold for her child's asthma; her landlord says she is the one who flooded the property.
After a vicious dog attack, a woman threatens to call animal control if additional veterinary bills are not paid; a man resists repaying his ex's mother for a security deposit.
A struggling friend accuses a good Samaritan of romantic overtures; an ex-lover accuses a student of stalking her when he demands repayment for tuition and heartache.
A woman is accused of breaking into her apartment and stealing her roommates' belongings; a man says family members spread lies about him, jeopardizing his visitation with his children.
A walk in the park turns into a savage encounter between large dogs.
A woman finds that her ex has sold their shared RV; a woman who moved in with her godparents accuses them of ripping her off.
A driver passes out at 65 mph and crashes into a parked car; his mother sues the victims for harassing them.
A man released from prison says the family friend who took him in threw him under the bus; a tenant says that, on the day he was to be evicted, he fell through the bathroom floor and suffered more than $15,000 in damages.
A boyfriend is accused of rushing to find a new lover while his current one is away; a move-in ready apartment comes complete with dead roaches.
A landlord says bedbugs came and went with an undesirable tenant; threats of self-mutilation and accusations of vandalism figure into a brief relationship.
After a motorcycle collides with a sports car, each driver blames the other.
Partners of seven years break up over rent, property damage and accusations of adultery; a young couple say their basement apartment is unfit to live in.
A litigant who bartered away the family dog in exchange for a business plan ends up with neither; motorcycle enthusiasts say an airbrush artist provided a paint job they did not like.
The owner of a prized horse says it suffered major injuries while being lent out to give kiddie rides.
An event planner says former friends hijacked her Facebook page, and they provide a video that they say shows her pulling a knife on them.
A bride says a seamstress ruined her wedding; the bailiff translates a series of messages that discredit a woman's testimony.
A woman is arrested while trying to enter her place of business after an eviction; a woman refuses to pay for a plane ticket that she claims was purchased without her permission.
Ex-business partners fight over their initial investments; a woman says her former friend assaulted her with a refrigerator.
A well-intentioned boyfriend paints his girlfriend's rental home, then her landlord sues her; a serviceman is accused of making unwanted advances toward a woman he met on a dating site.
A woman says she is unable to register a vehicle that she bought from her former co-worker; a fire started by a 9-year-old damages a neighbor's property.
A woman gives away her dog, then demands it back three hours later; a woman discovers that her niece has stolen from her.
A woman who served time for beating her landlord with a baseball bat accuses him of being a sexual predator.
A deceased man's daughter and neighbor fight over a plane ticket he purchased; a loan made at a gambling establishment leaves former friends fighting.
A track coach is bitten by a German shepherd while jogging; a litigant demands payback from a young man he treated like family.
A couple say a contractor neglected to pay their subcontractors; a woman accuses a former friend of failing to repay loans.
A landlady says her new tenant was arrested twice and sues her for pain and suffering; a young man sues his fellow fraternity member for unpaid rent.
A car crash may have involved road rage, brake-slamming and insurance fraud; a man says he worked 18-hour days juggling two jobs and is owed $5,000.
With a lender on trial, threats of death and dismemberment come into play.
A woman says a musician conned her into thinking he was related to a rock star; a woman sues her ex for not paying for dinner at a high-end restaurant.
A man denies calling escorts, cheating on his ex, and damaging a car; a customer takes advantage of a teen running a lawn-mowing service.
A woman is shocked to learn that the "puppy" she purchased is really 7 years old; a mom says her daughter's cheerleading coach stole money from her.
A man flees his rented home, saying a recently released convict threatened to kill him; tenants say they unwittingly paid for electric cattle barriers on 40 acres of land.
A man discovers that his lover has been cheating on him and decides to track her; a man who lives in the wild sues an ex-roommate for unpaid rent.
A transgender motorist accuses an off-duty police officer of pulling his gun on her after she rammed into him.
A woman accuses her former friend of assault and sues her for pain and suffering; the ex-friend countersues for false arrest and a hair weave.
Two women come at each other with knives in front of their children; a mother and stepmother fight over a teen's phone.
A man accuses a contractor of racism after he walks into a shower of debris from nearby construction.
A man accuses his employee of stealing bikes from his failing business; old friends go their separate ways over the cost of a hair weave and a loan to ensure that children would have Christmas gifts.
A woman accuses a former employee of fraud and forging a customer's contract; a woman sues her cousin for kicking her out and disposing of her belongings.
A vintage vehicle doing donuts on a busy street slams into another car and speeds away.
A bingo jackpot between old friends leads to a brick-throwing, knife-wielding brawl.
The judges reach three different decisions in a case involving a cat that suffered catastrophic injuries after collapsing due to a heated dog chase.
A disgruntled employee exchanges vulgar text messages with his boss and burns her promo material; after drunkenly driving her vehicle into a concrete pillar, a motorist points the finger back at the eyewitness.
A woman denies that her boyfriend abuses her; an incriminating message about vandalism.
Accusations of child abuse, prostitution and video blackmail come into play when unwed parents fight over damages.
After a young man takes on a demolition job, he is accused of arson by the property owner.
A band member sues a bar owner for canceling an annual concert due to bad weather; the organizer of an Irish fair says he was unable to give away hats and T-shirts because the logo was too classy.
Chilling texts are submitted as evidence when ex-roommates feud over damages; a pit bull is accused of attacking a Pekingese.
Sisters open a cake shop, then say the previous owners misrepresented their relationship with a restaurant.
A man maligns Judge Bakman, denies drug abuse and accuses his dying father of committing adultery, then is thrown out of court.
Breeders say a vet cleared an ill puppy before they sold it; a tenant lends money to a deadbeat slumlord.
A rapper's groupie gives him money with the agreement that he will not have sex with anyone but her; a motorist who crashed into another car says its driver parked it in the middle of the street.
A woman accused of vandalism offers up a photo of herself drunk, disorderly and in the vicinity of the crime as her defense; a mechanic takes videos of the vehicles he repairs.
The defendant says his employee reported a family abduction and could not work; a woman regrets adding her aunt to her cell phone plan.
An altercation at a family reunion turns into a fistfight, and a flying bottle breaks a woman's tooth.
When a man accuses his neighbors of stealing his child's mini-bike, the pitfalls of negotiation with a minor come into play; a malamute becomes the first dog ever to approach the bench to be questioned after it is accused of injuring a smaller dog.
The owner of a beachside retreat says the property suffered thousands of dollars' worth of vandalism; a mom says an ex-friend scammed her on a car sale and ruined her life.
A survivor of domestic violence is evicted for breaking rental rules; a judge offers a way out to a man sued for a bailout loan, if he comes clean.
A woman says she pawned jewelry worth thousands of dollars, but when she returned to claim it, it was gone; a man who kept an illegal snake in his apartment accuses a former roommate of being in love with him and suing him out of spite.
A bitter feud ensues after a leashed little dog is accused of provoking a larger one.
Neighbors fight over blame after a beloved little dog is killed by a larger one; an escaped snake's owner assures her roommate that it is not venomous.
After a suicide, family members fight over a motorcycle and a submachine gun; a man suing his ex-wife for repayment of a loan says he waited for years because he thought she might win big at a casino.
A man says he feared visiting the home of a hostile neighbor about a pit bull attack because the police might be prejudiced.
An Internet porn search, a motorcycle wipeout and a loaded weapon come into play; a motorist says a school bus forced him to crash into a parked car.
A woman says she gave a prospective landlord more than $4,000 in advance to secure a home; a young man testifies that he was trying to calm a fellow partygoer by punching him in the face.
A 12-year-old is called to testify when his uninsured mother is accused of backing into another vehicle in a fast-food line; an animal-rights lawyer bails out a homeless man's dog, that bit a child.
The plaintiff says a web designer failed to deliver on her lifelong dream of a social media site for pets.
An uninsured teen driver passionately argues his case; purebred puppies' owners deny owing for their full value.
A woman says she has proof that her police-officer son-in-law abused her daughter.
A woman accuses a mover of holding her belongings hostage; neighbors feud over bricks from a retaining wall.
A woman insists on moving her children into a home said to be infested with mold, and the landlord accuses her of spitting on his fiancee.
An angry ex-tenant says she was tricked into living in a windowless apartment with no water or stove; an extremely chatty hairstylist finds herself sued for the cost of synthetic hair.
A mom insists she was scammed when she signed a contract to buy a car; a 30-year friendship ends with two men fighting over fine china and a lunchbox collection.
Custody of a video game console leads to fighting, biting and jail time for unwed parents; a client resists paying a freelance filmmaker for making a short video.
Feuding ex-lovers of the same man fight over the value of a cellphone; claims of misappropriated funds.
Ex-lover's exchange nasty texts over car damages; a car's new owner doubts a woman's claims.
A marketing specialist sues her younger employee for loss of income; ex-weed smoking roommates dispute mattress damages.
A landlord accuses her ex-tenant of damaging her trailer and painting it purple; a teenager faces accusations of abuse, violence and vandalism after breaking up with his boyfriend.
An alleged prostitution ring and a rat infestation come into play when a single mother sues her landlord.
A man demands that his ex return her engagement ring; a fire chief testifies that the accident that burned a couple's trailer and killed their dog was their fault.
A former couple fight over custody of a truck with a device estimating blood-alcohol content installed; a woman denies outrageous allegations made by a roommate with whom she lived for only one week.
Two small children witness a physical altercation between adult friends; a man's truck is towed when he is arrested on domestic violence charges.
A dog's owner says a woman's behavior provoked it to attack her; a hair salon owner demonstrates the difference between real and synthetic hair.
An English bulldog's new owner puts it up for sale after it is accused of killing two other dogs, and the previous owner sues for breach of contract.
A woman sues a former longtime friend for stealing her identity to get health care benefits and get out of speeding tickets.
Former friends fight over an impounded minivan; longtime neighbors feud over a vandalized car, false calls for pizza and accusations of stealing music.
A motorist is accused of backing a horse trailer into another vehicle; a dance instructor says a teen was lazy and quit her dance team several times, while the girl says the teacher was mean and picked on her.
A homeowner sues a handyman for failing to complete a remodeling job; the handyman accuses him of sharing intimate details about his sex life.
A landlady says a former tenant sent her unwanted intimate pictures, while he accuses her of selling his daughter's ultrasound photos; health and anger issues complicate the trade of one man's labor for another's home gym.
A man says mold caused his bronchitis, but his ex says there was no mold.
A woman accuses her stylist of dying her hair the wrong shade of blue; a tenant wants his landlord to allow him access to his front yard so he can wash his windows.
A retired veteran accuses his friends of treating him badly; a woman invokes unwanted tickling, homeless selfies and the totaling of a car in her suit against her ex-boyfriend.
A high-school teacher says his girlfriend planted a threatening text on his phone; a woman accuses her former roommate of threatening her and damaging property.
A landlord says a tenant threatened his 10-year-old son with bodily harm, causing the child to start wetting the bed; a hiker says a German shepherd dog attacked her while she was wading in a waterfall.
A young girl is asked to leave the room when the fate of her sick dog is discussed.
Tenants blame their landlord for emotional distress and gunplay; strippers' entertainment manager gets escorted out by police, ending a VIP surprise.
The judges read a deadbeat ex-son-in-law the riot act; a woman says an irate ex-lover took out his anger on her computer, cell phone, TV and jewelry.
A liquor-store cashier hits hard times and neglects to pay for his purebred puppy; a woman hears her girlfriend crash her car while on the phone with her.
The proud owner of a new car accuses another driver of backing into it at a hotel; an old car's owner sues an auto-body teacher for botching the paint job and says it will take $9,000 to make it right.
A former tenant sues an elderly landlady for destroying his property after she orders a former drug-user to clean out what she says is a meth lab.
A couple accuse a former friend of hiding their beloved dog from them; a mom cancels her child's first birthday party and demands a refund from the party-supply service.
Women try to trap a two-timing boyfriend, and one wants payback for a cruise; a man says his ex-girlfriend began to demand money for a car as soon as she found out he was going to be a father for the first time.
Ex-friends get dangerously close to being caught red-handed when their testimonies fail to match up; a pit bull's owner blames the victim of a vicious attack.
A senior citizen lends a much younger woman $1,700 and makes plans to meet up at a casino, but she never shows up; a teen says he was unaware that his landlady and her son were going to live on his couch.
Grieving family members fight over an heirloom; a young man with bad credit denies owing his former friend for a shared phone bill.
A mother tells her daughter that she deserved being beaten by her partner and that she should lose custody of her child.
A divorced woman sues a home appraiser for getting her the short end of the stick in court; a man regrets allowing his "friend" to borrow his car and debit card.
A college student says his landlady asked him to take a drug test in place of her son so that the son could get a job promotion; a man accuses his landlady of having negative energy and submits a picture of her dressed as a witch as evidence.
A woman splits up with her longtime girlfriend and begins dating a man; accusations of abuse ensue.
A woman accuses a car salesman of injuring her baby while repossessing her car; he says she is a drug dealer.
A tenant sues his landlord for cleaning fees; a man says his world fell apart after he got drunk at a friend's house and woke to find his wallet missing.
A woman says her ex assaulted her and stole her SUV, but she couldn't call the police, because there was a warrant out for her arrest.
A violent teen's aggressive father is thrown out of court; pit bulls' owner denies they attacked a small dog.
Accused of theft, an ex-boyfriend says a protective mother tried to bribe him to get out of her daughter's life; teens and parents fight over a European vacation that ended in tears and accusations of cruelty.
A woman demands payback for buying her lover a rifle; a motorist says she does not owe her mechanic for repairs, because he wanted to date her.
A man accused of abusing his girlfriend says he hates himself and is seeking help; a young tenant buys legal marijuana instead of paying his rent.
A former tenant accuses a young man of an illegal lockout and verbal abuse; a man's ex-sister-in-law says he owes her for a loan he claims he never received.
A woman says a botched dress delivery ruined her trip to see a concert and accuses the dress-boutique owner of slandering her online; a woman sues her ex for unpaid taxes on the sale of a car.
A motorcyclist says a man's unleashed dogs ran her off the road; a woman says she woke to find her landlord standing over her with a baseball bat.
A filmmaker says a cinematographer, who accuses her of damaging his equipment, held her footage hostage.
A long-term, unmarried couple fight over engagement rings and missing heirlooms; borrowing money from a co-worker gets a woman fired.
A tenant accuses a landlord of an illegal lockout that led to homelessness and emotional distress; a 58-year-old man who fell for a 27-year-old woman says he always insisted she pay him back for a loan.
Accusations of welfare fraud; a defendant is caught in a lie when an incriminating receipt surfaces.
Emotions run high when dog lovers battle for ownership of a beloved Chihuahua.
A relationship ends with a battle over accusations of theft, gunplay, forgery and cheating.
Surveillance footage captures a woman appearing to steal from a small-business owner; the defendant denies using her toddler as a decoy.
A man admits he wrote and distributed a six-page essay maligning his ex.
When a young man admits to assaulting two women, his teenage fiancee -- who defended him -- leaves the courtroom in tears.
A mom sues her teen's older ex-boyfriend for restitution she paid on his behalf.
When a woman demands a refund for a botched tattoo, the shop owner attacks her boyfriend; graphic photos of injuries are submitted as evidence.
A teacher posts inflammatory remarks about a former friend online.
A single mother is accused of prostitution after suing what she calls her squirrel-hoarding, mold-growing landlord for back rent.
Ex-roommates accuse each other of knife-wielding threats, slander and illegal eviction.
A pastor defends his right to use whatever language he chooses when canceling a swimsuit fashion show at his home.
After a pit bull brutally attacks a woman and her pet, a neighbor denies that the aggressive dog is hers.
A pit bull's owner says its attack on a neighbor and her small dog was the victim's fault because she chose to walk by his house; after helping an ex-girlfriend with a broken-down car, a man insists he always expected payback.
A nurse is accused of poisoning a dog and refusing to provide emergency care; sex with strangers, drug use and a pigsty come into play when ex-roommates feud.
Accused of disrupting the peace, a woman says she was having a monthlong birthday celebration; a woman breaks down while confessing that she was driving illegally when a crash occurred.