Hot Bench

Hot Bench

2014 - 2017, Drama, Reality
Three judges argue the merits of a case among themselves and render a verdict.

Episode Guide

  • Hot Bench - Hot Bench (Season 4 Episode 46)
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  • Hot Bench - Hot Bench (Season 4 Episode 45)
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  • Hot Bench - Hot Bench (Season 4 Episode 44)
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  • Hot Bench - Hot Bench (Season 4 Episode 42)
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  • Hot Bench - Cheating, Drugs and Police?!; Obama Phone Hater?! (Season 4 Episode 40)
    Season 4 Episode 40:

    Cheating, Drugs and Police?!; Obama Phone Hater?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Hidden Vacation Money Revealed?!; Car Salesman Claims Innocence on Lemon! (Season 4 Episode 39)
    Season 4 Episode 39:

    Hidden Vacation Money Revealed?!; Car Salesman Claims Innocence on Lemon!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Horrible Manipulation of a First Grader?! (Season 4 Episode 38)
    Season 4 Episode 38:

    Horrible Manipulation of a First Grader?!

    Judge Acker is appalled when a child is coached to testify about a violent assault between family members.

  • Hot Bench - Problem Client Lock Out?; T-Boned and Knocked Unconscious?! (Season 4 Episode 37)
    Season 4 Episode 37:

    Problem Client Lock Out?; T-Boned and Knocked Unconscious?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pawned Wedding Ring for Ungrateful Friend?; Thieving Caregiver or Elder Dementia? (Season 4 Episode 36)
    Season 4 Episode 36:

    Pawned Wedding Ring for Ungrateful Friend?; Thieving Caregiver or Elder Dementia?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Domestic Violence Emergency Exception; You Are No Longer My Brother (Season 4 Episode 35)
    Season 4 Episode 35:

    Domestic Violence Emergency Exception; You Are No Longer My Brother

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Baby sit My 92-Year-Old Mom for Free; Deceased Woman's Property Held Ransom (Season 4 Episode 34)
    Season 4 Episode 34:

    Baby sit My 92-Year-Old Mom for Free; Deceased Woman's Property Held Ransom

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Don't Head Butt My Dog; Bickering Ex- Bus Drivers (Season 4 Episode 33)
    Season 4 Episode 33:

    Don't Head Butt My Dog; Bickering Ex- Bus Drivers

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Flirty Handyman or Desperate Housewife?; Fight the Power of Attorney (Season 4 Episode 32)
    Season 4 Episode 32:

    Flirty Handyman or Desperate Housewife?; Fight the Power of Attorney

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Skin-Tight Prom Dress Splits Open (Season 4 Episode 31)
    Season 4 Episode 31:

    Skin-Tight Prom Dress Splits Open

    A teenager demands thousands in damages for emotional distress after her hand-tailored prom dress rips on the big night.

  • Hot Bench - Alleged Child Abuse and Slander; Needle Slips During Breast Piece Tattoo (Season 4 Episode 30)
    Season 4 Episode 30:

    Alleged Child Abuse and Slander; Needle Slips During Breast Piece Tattoo

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pesky Possum Problem; Defective Puppy (Season 4 Episode 29)
    Season 4 Episode 29:

    Pesky Possum Problem; Defective Puppy

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Dissed in Front of Daughter; Pay Me for Stressing Me (Season 4 Episode 28)
    Season 4 Episode 28:

    Dissed in Front of Daughter; Pay Me for Stressing Me

    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.

  • Hot Bench - An $8,000 Payout and I Got Nothing; Insecurity Deposit (Season 4 Episode 27)
    Season 4 Episode 27:

    An $8,000 Payout and I Got Nothing; Insecurity Deposit

    A woman sues her contractor for breach of contract; a tenant seeks the return of her deposit.

  • Hot Bench - Singer Given Chance to Serenade the Judges (Season 4 Episode 26)
    Season 4 Episode 26:

    Singer Given Chance to Serenade the Judges

    A performer accused of acting like a groupie instead of an up-and-coming star sues his publicist.

  • Hot Bench - Show Me the Eye Candy!; Help! I Bought a Lemon?! (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    Show Me the Eye Candy!; Help! I Bought a Lemon?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Common Law Wife Scam?! (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Common Law Wife Scam?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Hot Tub Mover Mayhem; Cocky, Arrogant Thief?! (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Hot Tub Mover Mayhem; Cocky, Arrogant Thief?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Grandma Love Gone Wrong; Stolen Weed and Semi-Harassment?! (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Grandma Love Gone Wrong; Stolen Weed and Semi-Harassment?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - 3 Baby Mammas -- 1 Deadbeat Daddy?; Fight Over Expensive Kicks! (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    3 Baby Mammas -- 1 Deadbeat Daddy?; Fight Over Expensive Kicks!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Salvage Retention 101; Mobile Home Party Time?! (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Salvage Retention 101; Mobile Home Party Time?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Injured Dog Crying in Court?!; Burning Leaves Man?! (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Injured Dog Crying in Court?!; Burning Leaves Man?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Gumption and Hustle Meat Pitch!; Apartment Heating by Oven? (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Gumption and Hustle Meat Pitch!; Apartment Heating by Oven?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - 41 Days in Jail for Shooting Victim?!; I Broke Up With Him First! (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    41 Days in Jail for Shooting Victim?!; I Broke Up With Him First!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Deadbeat Brother Kicked Out of Court?!; Female Truck Driver Fail?! (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Deadbeat Brother Kicked Out of Court?!; Female Truck Driver Fail?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pet Slaughter or Animal Rescue?! (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Pet Slaughter or Animal Rescue?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Freak Dog Attack and Death?!; Lemon Car Deal Theft?! (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Freak Dog Attack and Death?!; Lemon Car Deal Theft?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Gambling and Violence Vendetta?!; The Tragic Struggle to Survive (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Gambling and Violence Vendetta?!; The Tragic Struggle to Survive

    A woman becomes hospitalized, saying her ex-lover assaulted her; a daycare provider sues a family for unpaid services.

  • Hot Bench - Sugar Daddy/Gold Digger Duo?!; Fake Baby Wows Judge DiMango! (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Sugar Daddy/Gold Digger Duo?!; Fake Baby Wows Judge DiMango!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Babysitter Kidnapping and Ransom?! (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Babysitter Kidnapping and Ransom?!

    A caregiver is accused of kidnapping two children and holding them until their parents paid her for her baby-sitting services.

  • Hot Bench - Car Crash Whodunit!; I Wish I Were High Right Now! (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Car Crash Whodunit!; I Wish I Were High Right Now!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Weave Rage Caught on Video! (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Weave Rage Caught on Video!

    An angry mother gets physical at a beauty salon, claiming her teenage daughter's weave has been botched.

  • Hot Bench - Fraudulent Bidding War?!; Cute Dog in Court Alert! (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Fraudulent Bidding War?!; Cute Dog in Court Alert!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Orlando Nightclub Shooting Slur?! (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Orlando Nightclub Shooting Slur?!

    A married, gay couple claim their landlord targeted them with bigotry and hate; the landlord sues for malicious destruction of property.

  • Hot Bench - Embrace Your Big Forehead!; This Is Not the Lottery! (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Embrace Your Big Forehead!; This Is Not the Lottery!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Fight Over Baby's Funeral Expenses; You're Not Even Cute! (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Fight Over Baby's Funeral Expenses; You're Not Even Cute!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Discounted Puppy Death?! (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Discounted Puppy Death?!

    A French bulldog puppy dies only three days after being purchased, and its new owners claim the seller knew the animal was sick.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Acker Shares the Name of Her Wig!; Lemon Deal of the Century?! (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Judge Acker Shares the Name of Her Wig!; Lemon Deal of the Century?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Coachella Festival Fail!; Reputation Damage Control (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Coachella Festival Fail!; Reputation Damage Control

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Man Killed, Pit Bull Shot, Goats Mauled?!; How Much Is a Stay-at-Home Mom Worth? (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Man Killed, Pit Bull Shot, Goats Mauled?!; How Much Is a Stay-at-Home Mom Worth?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Rats and Roaches in Brooklyn ... Oh My!; Pug vs. Lab: Game On! (Season 3 Episode 220)
    Season 3 Episode 220:

    Rats and Roaches in Brooklyn ... Oh My!; Pug vs. Lab: Game On!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Get to the Point!; Tree-Hugging Expert Witness?! (Season 3 Episode 219)
    Season 3 Episode 219:

    Get to the Point!; Tree-Hugging Expert Witness?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Handyman Retaliation?! (Season 3 Episode 218)
    Season 3 Episode 218:

    Handyman Retaliation?!

    A handyman is accused of retaliating against a homeowner who he says reneged on a renovate-to-own home deal.

  • Hot Bench - Landlord Resorts to Graffiti Demands; Show Me the Receipt (Season 3 Episode 217)
    Season 3 Episode 217:

    Landlord Resorts to Graffiti Demands; Show Me the Receipt

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Flea Infestation; Mercedes Mess (Season 3 Episode 216)
    Season 3 Episode 216:

    Flea Infestation; Mercedes Mess

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Aunt vs. Niece Credibility Contest (Season 3 Episode 215)
    Season 3 Episode 215:

    Aunt vs. Niece Credibility Contest

    A woman goes up against an estranged family member when baby-sitting fees and Boys and Girls Club registration fees are disputed.

  • Hot Bench - Church Referral Fail?!; Charleston Flood or Government Fraud?! (Season 3 Episode 214)
    Season 3 Episode 214:

    Church Referral Fail?!; Charleston Flood or Government Fraud?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Weight Loss Persecution?! (Season 3 Episode 213)
    Season 3 Episode 213:

    Weight Loss Persecution?!

    A woman says her ex-lover kicked her out of the house because she didn't lose enough weight.

  • Hot Bench - You're Tiring Me Out, Ladies!; Judge DiMango's Primer on Black Hair Care (Season 3 Episode 212)
    Season 3 Episode 212:

    You're Tiring Me Out, Ladies!; Judge DiMango's Primer on Black Hair Care

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Mold and Mushroom Bathroom?!; Unwanted Passes and the Insurance Payout? (Season 3 Episode 211)
    Season 3 Episode 211:

    Mold and Mushroom Bathroom?!; Unwanted Passes and the Insurance Payout?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Petunia the Pig Exposed!; Beverly Hills Birthday Bailout?! (Season 3 Episode 210)
    Season 3 Episode 210:

    Petunia the Pig Exposed!; Beverly Hills Birthday Bailout?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Trip of Horrors!; Roommate Rift (Season 3 Episode 209)
    Season 3 Episode 209:

    Trip of Horrors!; Roommate Rift

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Starving Cats Take Over Mobile Home; It's Over! Gimme That Car! (Season 3 Episode 208)
    Season 3 Episode 208:

    Starving Cats Take Over Mobile Home; It's Over! Gimme That Car!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pot Smoking Shambles?!; Honest Man Alert! (Season 3 Episode 207)
    Season 3 Episode 207:

    Pot Smoking Shambles?!; Honest Man Alert!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Gigantic Reverse Birdcage!; The Indefensible Adonis Defense! (Season 3 Episode 206)
    Season 3 Episode 206:

    Gigantic Reverse Birdcage!; The Indefensible Adonis Defense!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Hostile Environment or Poor Work Ethic?; Food Trailer Travesty (Season 3 Episode 205)
    Season 3 Episode 205:

    Hostile Environment or Poor Work Ethic?; Food Trailer Travesty

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Botched Mural Speaks a Thousand Words?! (Season 3 Episode 204)
    Season 3 Episode 204:

    Botched Mural Speaks a Thousand Words?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Sinking Boat Bargain?!; Slumlord or Good Samaritan? (Season 3 Episode 203)
    Season 3 Episode 203:

    Sinking Boat Bargain?!; Slumlord or Good Samaritan?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Woman Disrupts Casting Session?!; Homeless but Not Helpless! (Season 3 Episode 202)
    Season 3 Episode 202:

    Woman Disrupts Casting Session?!; Homeless but Not Helpless!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Double Duty Vandalism?!; I'm at Ease With Dying? (Season 3 Episode 201)
    Season 3 Episode 201:

    Double Duty Vandalism?!; I'm at Ease With Dying?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - For Whom the Hell Tolls?!; Teen's Father Takes an Embarrassing Turn? (Season 3 Episode 200)
    Season 3 Episode 200:

    For Whom the Hell Tolls?!; Teen's Father Takes an Embarrassing Turn?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - 45 Days in Jail? But I Was Innocent!; Start Fresh! Loan Money to Estranged Relatives! (Season 3 Episode 199)
    Season 3 Episode 199:

    45 Days in Jail? But I Was Innocent!; Start Fresh! Loan Money to Estranged Relatives!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Never Hire Family!; Police Come to Woman's Aid (Season 3 Episode 198)
    Season 3 Episode 198:

    Never Hire Family!; Police Come to Woman's Aid

    A family member goes after a relative for unpaid services; a woman resorts to police help to recover a truck her former friend rented.

  • Hot Bench - Toxic Environment for Newborn?! (Season 3 Episode 197)
    Season 3 Episode 197:

    Toxic Environment for Newborn?!

    Secondhand smoke, accusations of verbal abuse and an attempt at marriage counseling come into play when unwed parents play house.

  • Hot Bench - Party Bus Catastrophe!; Desolate Salon or Desperate Recruiter?! (Season 3 Episode 196)
    Season 3 Episode 196:

    Party Bus Catastrophe!; Desolate Salon or Desperate Recruiter?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Don't Share Your Man With Others!; Teen's Two Wrecks in Two Days! (Season 3 Episode 195)
    Season 3 Episode 195:

    Don't Share Your Man With Others!; Teen's Two Wrecks in Two Days!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Burlesque Artist or Strip Teaser?!; Dog Owner's Shaky Alibi?! (Season 3 Episode 194)
    Season 3 Episode 194:

    Burlesque Artist or Strip Teaser?!; Dog Owner's Shaky Alibi?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Roaches Resilient to Tenant Scare Tactics?!; Radically Different Stories! (Season 3 Episode 193)
    Season 3 Episode 193:

    Roaches Resilient to Tenant Scare Tactics?!; Radically Different Stories!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Adopted Daughter Sued by Mom!; Can You Spot the Dishonest Reverend?! (Season 3 Episode 192)
    Season 3 Episode 192:

    Adopted Daughter Sued by Mom!; Can You Spot the Dishonest Reverend?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Drunk Drama or Irritating Boyfriend?!; Insult to Justice?! (Season 3 Episode 191)
    Season 3 Episode 191:

    Drunk Drama or Irritating Boyfriend?!; Insult to Justice?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Parallel Parking Chaos; Contractor Insurance Scam? (Season 3 Episode 190)
    Season 3 Episode 190:

    Parallel Parking Chaos; Contractor Insurance Scam?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Gay Lover's Quarrel Turns Violent?!; Girlfriend Weighs In on Plumbing Job! (Season 3 Episode 189)
    Season 3 Episode 189:

    Gay Lover's Quarrel Turns Violent?!; Girlfriend Weighs In on Plumbing Job!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Worst Obituary Ever?!; Single Father Payback! (Season 3 Episode 188)
    Season 3 Episode 188:

    Worst Obituary Ever?!; Single Father Payback!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - 100K Wrongful Death Settlement; San Fran Surgery Stress! (Season 3 Episode 187)
    Season 3 Episode 187:

    100K Wrongful Death Settlement; San Fran Surgery Stress!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Yes, I Punched the Mother of My Child; Terminal Illness and Parking Tickets? (Season 3 Episode 186)
    Season 3 Episode 186:

    Yes, I Punched the Mother of My Child; Terminal Illness and Parking Tickets?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Maltipoos, Mating and Poison?!; The Law Doesn't Protect Enablers! (Season 3 Episode 185)
    Season 3 Episode 185:

    Maltipoos, Mating and Poison?!; The Law Doesn't Protect Enablers!

    A woman accused of threatening to poison a dog; a woman wants payback from her troubled sister after bailing her out of jail.

  • Hot Bench - Teenager Flips Off Judge Corriero; Hard Times Don't Trump Rent Payments! (Season 3 Episode 184)
    Season 3 Episode 184:

    Teenager Flips Off Judge Corriero; Hard Times Don't Trump Rent Payments!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Ex-Lover Blindsided by Eviction?! (Season 3 Episode 183)
    Season 3 Episode 183:

    Ex-Lover Blindsided by Eviction?!

    A luxury sports box, intense jealousy and accusations of improper behavior with a family member come into play when ex-lovers call it quits.

  • Hot Bench - Unwanted Advances or Bad Timing?; Victimized by a Friend?! (Season 3 Episode 182)
    Season 3 Episode 182:

    Unwanted Advances or Bad Timing?; Victimized by a Friend?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Mother and Son Tug of War!; Random Acts of Unkindness (Season 3 Episode 181)
    Season 3 Episode 181:

    Mother and Son Tug of War!; Random Acts of Unkindness

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Rhythm and Blues and Steak?!; Busted by Audio?! (Season 3 Episode 180)
    Season 3 Episode 180:

    Rhythm and Blues and Steak?!; Busted by Audio?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - I'm Not an Animal Abuser!; The $10,000 Crush?! (Season 3 Episode 179)
    Season 3 Episode 179:

    I'm Not an Animal Abuser!; The $10,000 Crush?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Everyone Breaks the Law in This Situation!; The Web Designer Who Knew Everything?! (Season 3 Episode 178)
    Season 3 Episode 178:

    Everyone Breaks the Law in This Situation!; The Web Designer Who Knew Everything?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pet Hedgehog Death by Pneumonia! Stripped Out or Ripped Off?! (Season 3 Episode 177)
    Season 3 Episode 177:

    Pet Hedgehog Death by Pneumonia! Stripped Out or Ripped Off?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Calculated Cutting Rage?! (Season 3 Episode 176)
    Season 3 Episode 176:

    Calculated Cutting Rage?!

    A jealous boyfriend gets accused of cutting up his lover's pants and posting photos of his handiwork on social media.

  • Hot Bench - Vigorous Dissent From Judge Acker!; Black Friday Anxiety?! (Season 3 Episode 175)
    Season 3 Episode 175:

    Vigorous Dissent From Judge Acker!; Black Friday Anxiety?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Miniature Schnauzer Dragged Through Fence?!; Too Stoned to Remember Rent?! (Season 3 Episode 174)
    Season 3 Episode 174:

    Miniature Schnauzer Dragged Through Fence?!; Too Stoned to Remember Rent?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Celebrity Awards Photographer Fail?! (Season 3 Episode 173)
    Season 3 Episode 173:

    Celebrity Awards Photographer Fail?!

    A veteran Hollywood photographer sues an entertainment marketer for neglecting to pay his fee at a celebrity awards event.

  • Hot Bench - Over-the-Top Accountant Con?! (Season 3 Episode 172)
    Season 3 Episode 172:

    Over-the-Top Accountant Con?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Disgusting War of Words!; Oops! Judges Read Incriminating Texts! (Season 3 Episode 171)
    Season 3 Episode 171:

    Disgusting War of Words!; Oops! Judges Read Incriminating Texts!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Set Up and Beat Up?! (Season 3 Episode 170)
    Season 3 Episode 170:

    Set Up and Beat Up?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - World's Worst Unofficial Boyfriend?!; Reckless Joyride Crash?! (Season 3 Episode 169)
    Season 3 Episode 169:

    World's Worst Unofficial Boyfriend?!; Reckless Joyride Crash?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pit Bull Shot and Killed! (Season 3 Episode 168)
    Season 3 Episode 168:

    Pit Bull Shot and Killed!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - What?! You're Married?!; Build Me a Beer Cave! (Season 3 Episode 167)
    Season 3 Episode 167:

    What?! You're Married?!; Build Me a Beer Cave!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Crazed Teenager Hurled Into Truck?!; Good Faith Gesture Takes a Beating! (Season 3 Episode 166)
    Season 3 Episode 166:

    Crazed Teenager Hurled Into Truck?!; Good Faith Gesture Takes a Beating!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Holy Roller Childcare Drama! (Season 3 Episode 165)
    Season 3 Episode 165:

    Holy Roller Childcare Drama!

    A struggling single mother claims she was conned by a childcare provider who took money from her to set up a small business.

  • Hot Bench - Puppy Turned Predator?! (Season 3 Episode 164)
    Season 3 Episode 164:

    Puppy Turned Predator?!

    Accusations of aggression made against a standard poodle destroy his future as a service dog and leave his owner suing for $5,000.

  • Hot Bench - Prayer Prophet or Philanderer?; Don't Sleep With My Baby Daddy! (Season 3 Episode 163)
    Season 3 Episode 163:

    Prayer Prophet or Philanderer?; Don't Sleep With My Baby Daddy!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Spiritual Dream Lover You Are Not!; Stop Trying to Change Him! (Season 3 Episode 162)
    Season 3 Episode 162:

    Spiritual Dream Lover You Are Not!; Stop Trying to Change Him!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Doggie Business Clean-Up!; Motorcycle Mischief (Season 3 Episode 161)
    Season 3 Episode 161:

    Doggie Business Clean-Up!; Motorcycle Mischief

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Keep Your Snout Out!; Pain in the Eye of the Euthanized Horse?! (Season 3 Episode 160)
    Season 3 Episode 160:

    Keep Your Snout Out!; Pain in the Eye of the Euthanized Horse?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Funeral Fiasco; You Have a What?! (Season 3 Episode 159)
    Season 3 Episode 159:

    Funeral Fiasco; You Have a What?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Mentor Mayhem!; Bald Spot Weave Disaster?! (Season 3 Episode 158)
    Season 3 Episode 158:

    Mentor Mayhem!; Bald Spot Weave Disaster?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Irreparable Damages! (Season 3 Episode 157)
    Season 3 Episode 157:

    Irreparable Damages!

    After a physical altercation lands unwed parents in jail, they sue each other for theft and pain and suffering.

  • Hot Bench - Hero Dog Hit by Car?!; Reality Show Fail? (Season 3 Episode 156)
    Season 3 Episode 156:

    Hero Dog Hit by Car?!; Reality Show Fail?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Malicious Baby Photo Deleting?!; Faulty Jet Ski Scam?! (Season 3 Episode 155)
    Season 3 Episode 155:

    Malicious Baby Photo Deleting?!; Faulty Jet Ski Scam?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Wake Up! Your Child Needs You! (Season 3 Episode 154)
    Season 3 Episode 154:

    Wake Up! Your Child Needs You!

    Unwed parents battle over restraining orders, missing property and break-ins; they are reminded to consider their child.

  • Hot Bench - Punched Drunk or Super Clumsy?! (Season 3 Episode 153)
    Season 3 Episode 153:

    Punched Drunk or Super Clumsy?!

    New Year's partygoers dispute whether severe injuries were caused by a brutal assault or by falling down drunk out of a car.

  • Hot Bench - Race for the Restraining Order!; Musicians Duke It Out at the Pizza Parlor! (Season 3 Episode 152)
    Season 3 Episode 152:

    Race for the Restraining Order!; Musicians Duke It Out at the Pizza Parlor!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Wear and Tear Rip Off?!; Disney World Downer! (Season 3 Episode 151)
    Season 3 Episode 151:

    Wear and Tear Rip Off?!; Disney World Downer!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Sexually Frustrated Frying Pan Assault?! (Season 3 Episode 150)
    Season 3 Episode 150:

    Sexually Frustrated Frying Pan Assault?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Stabbing, Stealing and Smoking Crack?! (Season 3 Episode 149)
    Season 3 Episode 149:

    Stabbing, Stealing and Smoking Crack?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Entitled Millennial Bashing?!; Rear-Ended on Freeway! (Season 3 Episode 148)
    Season 3 Episode 148:

    Entitled Millennial Bashing?!; Rear-Ended on Freeway!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Spiritual Stalking and the Flower Child Scam?! (Season 3 Episode 147)
    Season 3 Episode 147:

    Spiritual Stalking and the Flower Child Scam?!

    A woman burns her lease in a full moon ritual to cut the energetic cord between herself and an Irish tenant.

  • Hot Bench - Dog Stolen While Owner in a Coma?! (Season 3 Episode 146)
    Season 3 Episode 146:

    Dog Stolen While Owner in a Coma?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Punching and Pushing Match?!; Married Player or Woman Scorned?! (Season 3 Episode 145)
    Season 3 Episode 145:

    Punching and Pushing Match?!; Married Player or Woman Scorned?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pit Bull Baby Daddy Rip-Off?!; Hover Board Ransom Sting Operation! (Season 3 Episode 144)
    Season 3 Episode 144:

    Pit Bull Baby Daddy Rip-Off?!; Hover Board Ransom Sting Operation!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Appalling Pool Party Attack! (Season 3 Episode 143)
    Season 3 Episode 143:

    Appalling Pool Party Attack!

    A civil conversation between two fathers quickly escalates into a brawl involving lawn chairs and a baseball bat.

  • Hot Bench - Name-Calling Mamma?!; When Lovers Become Business Partners ... (Season 3 Episode 142)
    Season 3 Episode 142:

    Name-Calling Mamma?!; When Lovers Become Business Partners ...

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Motorcycle Defamation Scam?!; Tropical Oasis or Drought Demon?! (Season 3 Episode 141)
    Season 3 Episode 141:

    Motorcycle Defamation Scam?!; Tropical Oasis or Drought Demon?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - My Dog's Better Than Your Dog!; Give Me All Your Money ... We're Family! (Season 3 Episode 140)
    Season 3 Episode 140:

    My Dog's Better Than Your Dog!; Give Me All Your Money ... We're Family!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Blindsided at the Thrift Shop?!; Give Me My Wedding Photos! (Season 3 Episode 139)
    Season 3 Episode 139:

    Blindsided at the Thrift Shop?!; Give Me My Wedding Photos!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Harassed While Giving Birth?!; You're Not Entitled to Paradise! (Season 3 Episode 138)
    Season 3 Episode 138:

    Harassed While Giving Birth?!; You're Not Entitled to Paradise!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Suspended Lawyer on the Case?!; Who Ran the Red Light?! (Season 3 Episode 137)
    Season 3 Episode 137:

    Suspended Lawyer on the Case?!; Who Ran the Red Light?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Government Subsidized Fraud?!; Seizure Leads to Bizarre Crash (Season 3 Episode 136)
    Season 3 Episode 136:

    Government Subsidized Fraud?!; Seizure Leads to Bizarre Crash

    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.

  • Hot Bench - You Ruined My Classic Car!; Sexy Pajama Bottoms? (Season 3 Episode 135)
    Season 3 Episode 135:

    You Ruined My Classic Car!; Sexy Pajama Bottoms?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Uber Driver on the Prowl?! (Season 3 Episode 134)
    Season 3 Episode 134:

    Uber Driver on the Prowl?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Heartfelt Apology After Squalor Squatting?; Addicted to Bingo! (Season 3 Episode 133)
    Season 3 Episode 133:

    Heartfelt Apology After Squalor Squatting?; Addicted to Bingo!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Maximus Justice to the Rescue!; Co-Dependent Family Feud? (Season 3 Episode 132)
    Season 3 Episode 132:

    Maximus Justice to the Rescue!; Co-Dependent Family Feud?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Unconditional Love for Injured Child; Man in Drag Stole My Bag! (Season 3 Episode 131)
    Season 3 Episode 131:

    Unconditional Love for Injured Child; Man in Drag Stole My Bag!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Daughter Knocks Out Mom's Teeth?! (Season 3 Episode 130)
    Season 3 Episode 130:

    Daughter Knocks Out Mom's Teeth?!

    A young girl used as a pawn in the violent drama that unfolds between her grandmother and mother.

  • Hot Bench - Con Man's Confidence Gives Him Away? (Season 3 Episode 129)
    Season 3 Episode 129:

    Con Man's Confidence Gives Him Away?

    A barber who flips cars has a demeanor that troubles the judges when he faces accusations of defrauding a buyer.

  • Hot Bench - Emotional Eviction Distress!; You Ruined My Wedding Cake! (Season 3 Episode 128)
    Season 3 Episode 128:

    Emotional Eviction Distress!; You Ruined My Wedding Cake!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Crazy Grand Larceny Coincidence?! (Season 3 Episode 127)
    Season 3 Episode 127:

    Crazy Grand Larceny Coincidence?!

    A woman claims her rental car was stolen from her street at the exact same moment she was calling to return it.

  • Hot Bench - When Service Dogs Attack!; Pot Smoker Beatdown by Judge Corriero! (Season 3 Episode 126)
    Season 3 Episode 126:

    When Service Dogs Attack!; Pot Smoker Beatdown by Judge Corriero!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - First Love Violence and the Older Woman? (Season 3 Episode 125)
    Season 3 Episode 125:

    First Love Violence and the Older Woman?

    A father's earlobe gets detached during a violent fight with his daughter's younger ex-boyfriend.

  • Hot Bench - God's Got Your Back!; Braid Me Beautiful!' (Season 3 Episode 124)
    Season 3 Episode 124:

    God's Got Your Back!; Braid Me Beautiful!'

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Unsuspecting Squatter?!; What's Wrong With This Picture?! (Season 3 Episode 123)
    Season 3 Episode 123:

    The Unsuspecting Squatter?!; What's Wrong With This Picture?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Diabetic Therapy Dog Mauled!; Don't Steal From People! (Season 3 Episode 122)
    Season 3 Episode 122:

    Diabetic Therapy Dog Mauled!; Don't Steal From People!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Only Way Out: Plead Guilty?! (Season 3 Episode 121)
    Season 3 Episode 121:

    Only Way Out: Plead Guilty?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Baiting the Police?!; Most Incredible Coincidence Ever! (Season 3 Episode 120)
    Season 3 Episode 120:

    Baiting the Police?!; Most Incredible Coincidence Ever!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Strangled Dog, Mangled Mama?; My Brother, the Ghost! (Season 3 Episode 119)
    Season 3 Episode 119:

    Strangled Dog, Mangled Mama?; My Brother, the Ghost!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Suicidal Scare Tactic? (Season 3 Episode 118)
    Season 3 Episode 118:

    Suicidal Scare Tactic?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Black Out Crash!; Sick Puppy Euthanized? (Season 3 Episode 117)
    Season 3 Episode 117:

    Black Out Crash!; Sick Puppy Euthanized?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Who's Scamming Who?!; Brain Tumor Family Drama (Season 3 Episode 116)
    Season 3 Episode 116:

    Who's Scamming Who?!; Brain Tumor Family Drama

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Cheating and the Computer Confession?; Pit Bull Bailout! (Season 3 Episode 115)
    Season 3 Episode 115:

    Cheating and the Computer Confession?; Pit Bull Bailout!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Jail Time for Busted Head!; Stop! Shrub Thief?! (Season 3 Episode 114)
    Season 3 Episode 114:

    Jail Time for Busted Head!; Stop! Shrub Thief?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Flipping and Flirting?!; Kissing Up to the Judges?! (Season 3 Episode 113)
    Season 3 Episode 113:

    Flipping and Flirting?!; Kissing Up to the Judges?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Flower Power!; Supernatural Split! (Season 3 Episode 112)
    Season 3 Episode 112:

    Flower Power!; Supernatural Split!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Decapitated Doll Disaster!; Oregon Hot Pursuit Divides Sisters (Season 3 Episode 111)
    Season 3 Episode 111:

    Decapitated Doll Disaster!; Oregon Hot Pursuit Divides Sisters

    "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.

  • Hot Bench - Ailing Mother Swindled by Son? (Season 3 Episode 110)
    Season 3 Episode 110:

    Ailing Mother Swindled by Son?

    A woman suggests that her cancer-stricken mother was duped into giving away their family home.

  • Hot Bench - Bad Squeak ... Big Sneak?!; Miami Music Festival Fail! (Season 3 Episode 109)
    Season 3 Episode 109:

    Bad Squeak ... Big Sneak?!; Miami Music Festival Fail!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Botched Basketball Scholarship?; Football Coach Child Support Snafu! (Season 3 Episode 108)
    Season 3 Episode 108:

    Botched Basketball Scholarship?; Football Coach Child Support Snafu!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Punch Drunk Love?; Chihuahua Death Dilemma (Season 3 Episode 107)
    Season 3 Episode 107:

    Punch Drunk Love?; Chihuahua Death Dilemma

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pit Bull Animal Cruelty?! (Season 3 Episode 106)
    Season 3 Episode 106:

    Pit Bull Animal Cruelty?!

    Partners in a dog-breeding business sue each other for fraud, breach of contract and defamation.

  • Hot Bench - Newlywed Bean Thief?!; Bat Crazy Apartment? (Season 3 Episode 105)
    Season 3 Episode 105:

    Newlywed Bean Thief?!; Bat Crazy Apartment?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Biloxi Teen Rescue?; Motorcycle Club Friendship Fail (Season 3 Episode 104)
    Season 3 Episode 104:

    Biloxi Teen Rescue?; Motorcycle Club Friendship Fail

    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.

  • Hot Bench - 10 Children and Counting ... (Season 3 Episode 103)
    Season 3 Episode 103:

    10 Children and Counting ...

    Exes are unable to manage a large household and end up fighting over personal property, a vehicle and restraining orders.

  • Hot Bench - Charity Childcare Drama; Sheriff's Daughter Whodunit! (Season 3 Episode 102)
    Season 3 Episode 102:

    Charity Childcare Drama; Sheriff's Daughter Whodunit!

    A struggling single mother is accused of defrauding a non-profit; a young couple admit to being uninsured at the time of a collision.

  • Hot Bench - Which Roommate is the Evil One?; Quick! Hide the Cash in the Candy! (Season 3 Episode 101)
    Season 3 Episode 101:

    Which Roommate is the Evil One?; Quick! Hide the Cash in the Candy!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Preacher and the Popcorn!; Dog Whisperer on the Defensive! (Season 3 Episode 100)
    Season 3 Episode 100:

    The Preacher and the Popcorn!; Dog Whisperer on the Defensive!

    A dispute over damaged carnival equipment; after a dog is injured, a pet sitter defends her actions.

  • Hot Bench - Horse Rescued from Kill Lot! (Season 3 Episode 99)
    Season 3 Episode 99:

    Horse Rescued from Kill Lot!

    A woman rescues a horse only to discover that it is allegedly being abused and neglected at its new boarding location.

  • Hot Bench - Flipped Cars and Disappearing Cash!; Zero Tolerance for Racial Slur (Season 3 Episode 98)
    Season 3 Episode 98:

    Flipped Cars and Disappearing Cash!; Zero Tolerance for Racial Slur

    A man makes the mistake of letting a friend cash a check for him; a young man's derogatory text.

  • Hot Bench - Sledgehammered Safe?!; Fancy Phone Foolishness! (Season 3 Episode 97)
    Season 3 Episode 97:

    Sledgehammered Safe?!; Fancy Phone Foolishness!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pit-Bull Bite and Run!; The Day the Christmas Trees Died! (Season 3 Episode 96)
    Season 3 Episode 96:

    Pit-Bull Bite and Run!; The Day the Christmas Trees Died!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - All Rise for Judge Jerry!; Stolen Sports Memorabilia?! (Season 3 Episode 95)
    Season 3 Episode 95:

    All Rise for Judge Jerry!; Stolen Sports Memorabilia?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Grandma Stops Playing Nice!; Warning! Irresistible Truck Alert! (Season 3 Episode 94)
    Season 3 Episode 94:

    Grandma Stops Playing Nice!; Warning! Irresistible Truck Alert!

    A mother-in-law sues for repayment of a loan; former friends fight over an 18-year-old truck.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Jerry Guest Appearance!; Graveyard Shift Shiftiness?! (Season 3 Episode 93)
    Season 3 Episode 93:

    Judge Jerry Guest Appearance!; Graveyard Shift Shiftiness?!

    Judge Jerry Sheindlin weighs in on a case involving feuding single parents; a security guard blames another driver for a car crash.

  • Hot Bench - Children Injured by Mold Outbreak?!; Demolition 101 (Season 3 Episode 92)
    Season 3 Episode 92:

    Children Injured by Mold Outbreak?!; Demolition 101

    A woman says a moldy home caused her and her children to suffer; a contractor admits he had never demolished a building before.

  • Hot Bench - Fishing Trip Stuck in the Mud! (Season 3 Episode 91)
    Season 3 Episode 91:

    Fishing Trip Stuck in the Mud!

    A teen's offer to get a car unstuck leads to a rescue by the fire department.

  • Hot Bench - Was Horse Left to Die?!; Wedding Pictures Erased! (Season 3 Episode 90)
    Season 3 Episode 90:

    Was Horse Left to Die?!; Wedding Pictures Erased!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Fired Up or Fraud?!; Young Chef Tries to Do the Right Thing! (Season 3 Episode 89)
    Season 3 Episode 89:

    Fired Up or Fraud?!; Young Chef Tries to Do the Right Thing!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Happy Birthday! I Got You Nothing!; Manslaughter and Heartache (Season 3 Episode 88)
    Season 3 Episode 88:

    Happy Birthday! I Got You Nothing!; Manslaughter and Heartache

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Animal Control Wackiness! (Season 3 Episode 87)
    Season 3 Episode 87:

    Animal Control Wackiness!

    Feuding between a woman with a service dog and her neighbor involves 50 calls to animal control, suspicious vandalism and a suicide attempt.

  • Hot Bench - Child Witnesses Mommy Catfight!; Moving In With Mommy (Season 3 Episode 86)
    Season 3 Episode 86:

    Child Witnesses Mommy Catfight!; Moving In With Mommy

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Captain Crunch Cereal Lock Out!; Drug Plant Threat! (Season 3 Episode 85)
    Season 3 Episode 85:

    The Captain Crunch Cereal Lock Out!; Drug Plant Threat!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Tunnel Vision Victim?; Belly Up Barber Shop?! (Season 3 Episode 84)
    Season 3 Episode 84:

    Tunnel Vision Victim?; Belly Up Barber Shop?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Child Abduction and Ransom Demand?!; Crazy Crash With Kids! (Season 3 Episode 83)
    Season 3 Episode 83:

    Child Abduction and Ransom Demand?!; Crazy Crash With Kids!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Big Dogs Meet Tiny Taffy!; Chore Bores or Video Fun?! (Season 3 Episode 82)
    Season 3 Episode 82:

    Big Dogs Meet Tiny Taffy!; Chore Bores or Video Fun?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Fashion Week PR Fail!; Worst Roommate Match Ever! (Season 3 Episode 81)
    Season 3 Episode 81:

    Fashion Week PR Fail!; Worst Roommate Match Ever!

    A promoter accused of failing to publicize a fashion event; roommates fight over accusations of vapor use, uncleanliness and a scary boyfriend.

  • Hot Bench - Life Coach vs. Unhappy Breather?!; Defective Puppy Love?! (Season 3 Episode 80)
    Season 3 Episode 80:

    Life Coach vs. Unhappy Breather?!; Defective Puppy Love?!

    A life coach sues a dissatisfied ex-client for $6,000; a woman sues an ex-friend for the cost of a puppy.

  • Hot Bench - Three-Car Pile-Up Scare!; Driving Instructor From Hell! (Season 3 Episode 79)
    Season 3 Episode 79:

    Three-Car Pile-Up Scare!; Driving Instructor From Hell!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Incarceration Complication!; Mean Girl Takes a Free Ride?! (Season 3 Episode 78)
    Season 3 Episode 78:

    Incarceration Complication!; Mean Girl Takes a Free Ride?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Bait and Switch Photo Fraud?!; Party Planner Flop?! (Season 3 Episode 77)
    Season 3 Episode 77:

    Bait and Switch Photo Fraud?!; Party Planner Flop?!

    A recent MBA grad says her $99 photo package ballooned into a $1,600 "scam" package; an unhappy client sues a hospitalized event planner.

  • Hot Bench - Animal Lover Hit-and-Run?!; Judge Corriero Calls It Like He Sees It! (Season 3 Episode 76)
    Season 3 Episode 76:

    Animal Lover Hit-and-Run?!; Judge Corriero Calls It Like He Sees It!

    A driver says he swiped a parked car while avoiding hitting a dog; one motorist sues another for a fender bender.

  • Hot Bench - The Drunken Woman Scorned Defense?!; Heat Wave Con Man?! (Season 3 Episode 75)
    Season 3 Episode 75:

    The Drunken Woman Scorned Defense?!; Heat Wave Con Man?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Salon Burns Off Eyebrows?! (Season 3 Episode 74)
    Season 3 Episode 74:

    Salon Burns Off Eyebrows?!

    A woman who had her eyebrows tinted ends up in urgent care with burning chemical pain.

  • Hot Bench - Sister Scams Sister?!; The Designated Daredevil Driver?! (Season 3 Episode 73)
    Season 3 Episode 73:

    Sister Scams Sister?!; The Designated Daredevil Driver?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Leaving the U.S. Permanently?!; New Car in Driveway?! Oops! (Season 3 Episode 72)
    Season 3 Episode 72:

    Leaving the U.S. Permanently?!; New Car in Driveway?! Oops!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Cat Lovin' Landlord!; Me, My Mom and My Lesbian Lifestyle (Season 3 Episode 71)
    Season 3 Episode 71:

    Cat Lovin' Landlord!; Me, My Mom and My Lesbian Lifestyle

    Cats' owner regrets entrusting them to his new tenant; a young woman tells of her failed attempt to live with her mother.

  • Hot Bench - Cousin Double Firing!; Insurance Scam Exposed?! (Season 3 Episode 70)
    Season 3 Episode 70:

    Cousin Double Firing!; Insurance Scam Exposed?!

    A woman claims her cousin caused her to lose her job; a woman says her mechanic damaged her car and held it hostage.

  • Hot Bench - Sister Takes the High Ground?; Minor Twerking Incident (Season 3 Episode 69)
    Season 3 Episode 69:

    Sister Takes the High Ground?; Minor Twerking Incident

    A man accuses his sister of wrecking his car; a child is upset by accusations of inappropriate behavior regarding a cell phone.

  • Hot Bench - Police Ram Door Down!; Fast and Icy (Uninsured) Spinout! (Season 3 Episode 68)
    Season 3 Episode 68:

    Police Ram Door Down!; Fast and Icy (Uninsured) Spinout!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Slave-Driver Landlord or Crazy Tenant?! (Season 3 Episode 67)
    Season 3 Episode 67:

    Slave-Driver Landlord or Crazy Tenant?!

    A woman accuses her landlord of treating his foreign-born bride poorly.

  • Hot Bench - Coasting on Daughter's Cuteness?!; Wallet Stalking?! (Season 3 Episode 66)
    Season 3 Episode 66:

    Coasting on Daughter's Cuteness?!; Wallet Stalking?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Teen Rapper Lil Niqo in Court!; Who's the Crybaby Now?! (Season 3 Episode 65)
    Season 3 Episode 65:

    Teen Rapper Lil Niqo in Court!; Who's the Crybaby Now?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Punch Drunk in the Head?!; Dirty Hands Galore! (Season 3 Episode 64)
    Season 3 Episode 64:

    Punch Drunk in the Head?!; Dirty Hands Galore!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Elder Abuse and Truck Misuse?!; Hard Times in Georgia! (Season 3 Episode 63)
    Season 3 Episode 63:

    Elder Abuse and Truck Misuse?!; Hard Times in Georgia!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Phantom Driver Defense!; Babysitter Payback! (Season 3 Episode 62)
    Season 3 Episode 62:

    The Phantom Driver Defense!; Babysitter Payback!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Lying Teen Vandal or Mistaken Identity?! (Season 3 Episode 61)
    Season 3 Episode 61:

    Lying Teen Vandal or Mistaken Identity?!

    A cabbie chases down and apprehends a teen he says threw a rock at his car and shattered the windshield as he was driving.

  • Hot Bench - Credit Score Rehab!; Flirty T-Shirt Designer?! (Season 3 Episode 60)
    Season 3 Episode 60:

    Credit Score Rehab!; Flirty T-Shirt Designer?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Rape Victim Tries to Trust Again; Biker Slam or Motorist Scam?! (Season 3 Episode 59)
    Season 3 Episode 59:

    Rape Victim Tries to Trust Again; Biker Slam or Motorist Scam?!

    A woman says her lone friend turned violent on her when she reached out to help him; a cyclist denies hitting a parked car.

  • Hot Bench - Bank VP Makes Huge Personal Credit Mistake!; Couch Potato Payback?! (Season 3 Episode 58)
    Season 3 Episode 58:

    Bank VP Makes Huge Personal Credit Mistake!; Couch Potato Payback?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Model Panic and Hijacked Clothes?! (Season 3 Episode 57)
    Season 3 Episode 57:

    Model Panic and Hijacked Clothes?!

    A model accuses a photographer of stealing her clothing.

  • Hot Bench - High Stakes Toy Trade!; Boyfriend's Dirty Hands? (Season 3 Episode 56)
    Season 3 Episode 56:

    High Stakes Toy Trade!; Boyfriend's Dirty Hands?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - New Judge Michael Corriero Joins Hot Bench! (Season 3 Episode 55)
    Season 3 Episode 55:

    New Judge Michael Corriero Joins Hot Bench!

    A dramatic May-September romance involves jewelry, cosmetic surgery and heartbreak.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Judy in the Hot Bench House!; All Rise! Judge Jerry Sheindlin Presiding! (Season 3 Episode 54)
    Season 3 Episode 54:

    Judge Judy in the Hot Bench House!; All Rise! Judge Jerry Sheindlin Presiding!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Judy on Hot Bench ... One Day Only! (Season 3 Episode 53)
    Season 3 Episode 53:

    Judge Judy on Hot Bench ... One Day Only!

    Guest Judge Judy Sheindlin presides over a case involving accusations of domestic violence, police intervention and self-help justice.

  • Hot Bench - Broken Neck Insurance Check; Rescue Dog on the Attack?! (Season 3 Episode 52)
    Season 3 Episode 52:

    Broken Neck Insurance Check; Rescue Dog on the Attack?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Acker's Favorite Complaint!; Does Your Wife Know About Your Girlfriend?! (Season 3 Episode 51)
    Season 3 Episode 51:

    Judge Acker's Favorite Complaint!; Does Your Wife Know About Your Girlfriend?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Long Lost Sister Finds Brother!; Hit on the Car or Hit On the Girl? (Season 3 Episode 50)
    Season 3 Episode 50:

    Long Lost Sister Finds Brother!; Hit on the Car or Hit On the Girl?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Grandma Backhands the Girlfriend?! (Season 3 Episode 49)
    Season 3 Episode 49:

    Grandma Backhands the Girlfriend?!

    A woman says both the father and grandmother of her children abused her.

  • Hot Bench - Elder Abuse and Dog on the Loose?!; Daycare Costs and the Ex-Con! (Season 3 Episode 48)
    Season 3 Episode 48:

    Elder Abuse and Dog on the Loose?!; Daycare Costs and the Ex-Con!

    A miniature American Eskimo dog is accused of injuring multiple workers; a day care provider says her former friend stopped paying for child care.

  • Hot Bench - Idiot Drivers?!; Car Kicking and Screaming! (Season 3 Episode 47)
    Season 3 Episode 47:

    Idiot Drivers?!; Car Kicking and Screaming!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - How to Catch a Thief!; Wear and Terror?! (Season 3 Episode 46)
    Season 3 Episode 46:

    How to Catch a Thief!; Wear and Terror?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Youth Mentor Accused of Foul Play!; Bald Spots on Graduation Day?! (Season 3 Episode 45)
    Season 3 Episode 45:

    Youth Mentor Accused of Foul Play!; Bald Spots on Graduation Day?!

    A young man tries to embarrass his counselor in front of his wife; a weave causes a teen's hair to fall out.

  • Hot Bench - Sick Brothers Vie for Mother's Support; Money on the Run?! (Season 3 Episode 44)
    Season 3 Episode 44:

    Sick Brothers Vie for Mother's Support; Money on the Run?!

    A woman sues her diabetic son for living expenses; a woman accuses her ex of running off with her half of their security deposit.

  • Hot Bench - Red Corvette RIP!; Refund Xmas Scammer? (Season 3 Episode 43)
    Season 3 Episode 43:

    Red Corvette RIP!; Refund Xmas Scammer?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Dognapping the National Dog of Cuba?!; Drunk or Not Drunk? (Season 3 Episode 42)
    Season 3 Episode 42:

    Dognapping the National Dog of Cuba?!; Drunk or Not Drunk?

    A breeder denies dognapping for reward money; a young man says a drunken minor broke his phone.

  • Hot Bench - Hogtied Into Rehab?!; Homeless, Ex-Con Baby-Sitter Hire (Season 3 Episode 41)
    Season 3 Episode 41:

    Hogtied Into Rehab?!; Homeless, Ex-Con Baby-Sitter Hire

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Drums and Guns!; Children in Collision! (Season 3 Episode 40)
    Season 3 Episode 40:

    Drums and Guns!; Children in Collision!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - World's Most Generous Cousin?!; Conned by a Contractor? (Season 3 Episode 39)
    Season 3 Episode 39:

    World's Most Generous Cousin?!; Conned by a Contractor?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Lousy Free Labor?!; Violent Profane Texts! (Season 3 Episode 38)
    Season 3 Episode 38:

    Lousy Free Labor?!; Violent Profane Texts!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Cruiser Loser!; Repo Man Crazy Talk? (Season 3 Episode 37)
    Season 3 Episode 37:

    Cruiser Loser!; Repo Man Crazy Talk?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Trailer Love Triangle!; Grandma Drama Meets Teen Love (Season 3 Episode 36)
    Season 3 Episode 36:

    Trailer Love Triangle!; Grandma Drama Meets Teen Love

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Vaping Startups and Extortion?!; Whirlwind Romance Flop! (Season 3 Episode 35)
    Season 3 Episode 35:

    Vaping Startups and Extortion?!; Whirlwind Romance Flop!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Double Trouble Twin Scam?!; If I'm Stranded, You're Stranded! (Season 3 Episode 34)
    Season 3 Episode 34:

    Double Trouble Twin Scam?!; If I'm Stranded, You're Stranded!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Wrong Jesus; Lazy Teen Smog War! (Season 3 Episode 33)
    Season 3 Episode 33:

    The Wrong Jesus; Lazy Teen Smog War!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Cold Cabin, Frozen Tenant!; Rush to Hospital Smash-Up! (Season 3 Episode 32)
    Season 3 Episode 32:

    Cold Cabin, Frozen Tenant!; Rush to Hospital Smash-Up!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - 7-Year-Old Slam Dunk!; Rule-Breaking Babysitter? (Season 3 Episode 31)
    Season 3 Episode 31:

    7-Year-Old Slam Dunk!; Rule-Breaking Babysitter?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Angry People Key Cars!; Actor, Painter ... Car Hater?! (Season 3 Episode 30)
    Season 3 Episode 30:

    Angry People Key Cars!; Actor, Painter ... Car Hater?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Back-to-School Charity Rift!; German Shepard on the Loose! (Season 3 Episode 29)
    Season 3 Episode 29:

    Back-to-School Charity Rift!; German Shepard on the Loose!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Child Witness to Violence?; AA Friendship Fail (Season 3 Episode 28)
    Season 3 Episode 28:

    Child Witness to Violence?; AA Friendship Fail

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Extorting the Elderly?!; African-American Hair 101 (Season 3 Episode 27)
    Season 3 Episode 27:

    Extorting the Elderly?!; African-American Hair 101

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Gift of a Death Trap?!; Abandoned Boat Bonanza! (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    Gift of a Death Trap?!; Abandoned Boat Bonanza!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Renovation Court Walkout! (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    Renovation Court Walkout!

    The plaintiff's reaction to the verdict surprises the courtroom when things do not go his way.

  • Hot Bench - Daycare Nightmare; Teen Einstein vs. Moocher? (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Daycare Nightmare; Teen Einstein vs. Moocher?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Girlfriend Conspiracy Theory; Video Bust! (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Girlfriend Conspiracy Theory; Video Bust!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Child Vandal or Innocent Bystander?!; Booby Trap Turnaround? (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Child Vandal or Innocent Bystander?!; Booby Trap Turnaround?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Rent-to-Own Breakdown! (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Rent-to-Own Breakdown!

    Drug use, theft and the police are parts of the narrative when a lawyer sues her former tenant.

  • Hot Bench - Security Risk Sister!; Daddy Dating Fail! (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Security Risk Sister!; Daddy Dating Fail!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Shocking Theft of the Bereaved!; Dating Goodies and Baggies (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Shocking Theft of the Bereaved!; Dating Goodies and Baggies

    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.

  • Hot Bench - When Old Parking Tickets Attack!; Friends With High-Interest Benefits! (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    When Old Parking Tickets Attack!; Friends With High-Interest Benefits!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Prom-Stealing Landlords?!; The 600-Pound Portable Picnic (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Prom-Stealing Landlords?!; The 600-Pound Portable Picnic

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Wear and Tear Tirade!; Love Is Gone, but the Lease Lives On! (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Wear and Tear Tirade!; Love Is Gone, but the Lease Lives On!

    An angry landlady cites felony assaults and many other offenses; a couple breaks up after co-signing a 36-month car lease.

  • Hot Bench - High and Hijacked?!; Border Collie Blitz! (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    High and Hijacked?!; Border Collie Blitz!

    A man who crashed a car offers a wacky defense; a jogger claims expensive medical bills after being attacked by an unleashed border collie.

  • Hot Bench - Christian Values on the Hot Seat!; Housing Fraud Threat! (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Christian Values on the Hot Seat!; Housing Fraud Threat!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Child Abuse Denial; Easter Party Freak-Out?! (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Child Abuse Denial; Easter Party Freak-Out?!

    A child-care worker defends spraying a child with water; roommates make accusations after a woman objects to a house party.

  • Hot Bench - McMansion Takedown! (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    McMansion Takedown!

    An elderly rebel says illegal attempts were made to silence him when he stopped construction of a "monstrosity" next to his home.

  • Hot Bench - Daddy Got Game!; BFF Runaround (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Daddy Got Game!; BFF Runaround

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Incarcerated Mom Cries Foul!; No Bed of Roses! (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Incarcerated Mom Cries Foul!; No Bed of Roses!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Jealousy-Fueled Brick Slam?!; Denture-Eating Doggie! (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Jealousy-Fueled Brick Slam?!; Denture-Eating Doggie!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Classic Car Rage! (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Classic Car Rage!

    A stunt driver thinks his own son busted 17 windows out of three of his classic cars.

  • Hot Bench - Buddha the Biting Pit Bull!; Epilepsy, Anxiety and the Boyfriend (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Buddha the Biting Pit Bull!; Epilepsy, Anxiety and the Boyfriend

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Tragic Pregnancy; Loving, Cheating and Loaning! (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Tragic Pregnancy; Loving, Cheating and Loaning!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pregnant Ex-Fiance Woes; Starter Bike Stall! (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Pregnant Ex-Fiance Woes; Starter Bike Stall!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Family Heirloom Goes Missing; Own It and Move On! (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Family Heirloom Goes Missing; Own It and Move On!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Dying Wish Denied?!; Biggest Grin Award (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Dying Wish Denied?!; Biggest Grin Award

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Dementia, Divorce and Money; Life Savings Down the Drain! (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Dementia, Divorce and Money; Life Savings Down the Drain!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Jumps the Shark?! (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Judge Jumps the Shark?!

    One of the judges is so appalled by a defendant's behavior that she decides to take the law into her own hands.

  • Hot Bench - Property Damage Rip-Off?! (Season 2 Episode 240)
    Season 2 Episode 240:

    Property Damage Rip-Off?!

    A couple attempt to recover more than $12,000 in property damages from a former tenant.

  • Hot Bench - Nine Starving Horses?!; Border Collie Beatdown! (Season 2 Episode 239)
    Season 2 Episode 239:

    Nine Starving Horses?!; Border Collie Beatdown!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Last Rites and Landlord Fights!; Shocking Late Fee! (Season 2 Episode 238)
    Season 2 Episode 238:

    Last Rites and Landlord Fights!; Shocking Late Fee!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Crime-Free Lease?! (Season 2 Episode 237)
    Season 2 Episode 237:

    Crime-Free Lease?!

    Tenants with nine children are accused of criminal activity, so their landlord seeks to evict them.

  • Hot Bench - Letter of Rec Regret!; Movers From Heaven or Hell? (Season 2 Episode 236)
    Season 2 Episode 236:

    Letter of Rec Regret!; Movers From Heaven or Hell?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Show Truck Showdown!; Tricky Car Trade (Season 2 Episode 235)
    Season 2 Episode 235:

    Show Truck Showdown!; Tricky Car Trade

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Landlord Throws a Punch?!; Smashing and Dashing?! (Season 2 Episode 234)
    Season 2 Episode 234:

    Landlord Throws a Punch?!; Smashing and Dashing?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Drunk Driver or Distracted Mother?!; Sisters Reunite to Fight?! (Season 2 Episode 233)
    Season 2 Episode 233:

    Drunk Driver or Distracted Mother?!; Sisters Reunite to Fight?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Don't Liquidate My Life! (Season 2 Episode 232)
    Season 2 Episode 232:

    Don't Liquidate My Life!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Global Warming or Landlord Neglect?! (Season 2 Episode 231)
    Season 2 Episode 231:

    Global Warming or Landlord Neglect?!

    A landlord says a tenant damaged an air-conditioning unit.

  • Hot Bench - Senior Drummer Drama!; Instructor Takes a Dive?! (Season 2 Episode 230)
    Season 2 Episode 230:

    Senior Drummer Drama!; Instructor Takes a Dive?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Car Door Made Me Do It!; The Phantom Roommate?! (Season 2 Episode 229)
    Season 2 Episode 229:

    The Car Door Made Me Do It!; The Phantom Roommate?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Making the Band! (Season 2 Episode 228)
    Season 2 Episode 228:

    Making the Band!

    Bandmates break up over a hefty start-up loan, pawned equipment and a broken steering wheel.

  • Hot Bench - Country-Western Comeback Groupie! (Season 2 Episode 227)
    Season 2 Episode 227:

    Country-Western Comeback Groupie!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Funeral Cost Chaos; 30-Year-Friendship Furniture Bust! (Season 2 Episode 226)
    Season 2 Episode 226:

    Funeral Cost Chaos; 30-Year-Friendship Furniture Bust!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pit Bull vs. Siberian Husky!; High Speed Hyundai Blowout?! (Season 2 Episode 225)
    Season 2 Episode 225:

    Pit Bull vs. Siberian Husky!; High Speed Hyundai Blowout?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Social Media Horribleness!; Vicious Pit Bull Puppy?! (Season 2 Episode 224)
    Season 2 Episode 224:

    Social Media Horribleness!; Vicious Pit Bull Puppy?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Widow's Hardship Romance; Designer Belt Feud! (Season 2 Episode 223)
    Season 2 Episode 223:

    Widow's Hardship Romance; Designer Belt Feud!

    A widow accuses her ex-lover of causing her to lose thousands of dollars; former friends fight over custody of a valuable belt.

  • Hot Bench - Hockey Fan Tragedy!; Dancers, Dogs and Weight Loss! (Season 2 Episode 222)
    Season 2 Episode 222:

    Hockey Fan Tragedy!; Dancers, Dogs and Weight Loss!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Snooze Bus!; Do the Right Thing! (Season 2 Episode 221)
    Season 2 Episode 221:

    Snooze Bus!; Do the Right Thing!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Chauffeur Who Stole the Car?!; Bodybuilding Breakdown! (Season 2 Episode 220)
    Season 2 Episode 220:

    The Chauffeur Who Stole the Car?!; Bodybuilding Breakdown!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Vacation Rental Disaster!; Baseball Hall of Fame Scam?! (Season 2 Episode 219)
    Season 2 Episode 219:

    Vacation Rental Disaster!; Baseball Hall of Fame Scam?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Mother of Seven Sues the Youngest!; Embezzlement and the Sports League? (Season 2 Episode 218)
    Season 2 Episode 218:

    Mother of Seven Sues the Youngest!; Embezzlement and the Sports League?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Ex-Lovers and the Garden Makeover!; Indiana Softball Snafu! (Season 2 Episode 217)
    Season 2 Episode 217:

    Ex-Lovers and the Garden Makeover!; Indiana Softball Snafu!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Housesitting Disaster! (Season 2 Episode 216)
    Season 2 Episode 216:

    Housesitting Disaster!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Felony Drug Trafficking?!; Sweet 16th Party Balloon Blow-Up! (Season 2 Episode 215)
    Season 2 Episode 215:

    Felony Drug Trafficking?!; Sweet 16th Party Balloon Blow-Up!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pregnancy Fail Due to Abuse?!; Jealousy-Fueled Vandalism?! (Season 2 Episode 214)
    Season 2 Episode 214:

    Pregnancy Fail Due to Abuse?!; Jealousy-Fueled Vandalism?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Cruise Ship DJ Love Affair!; Paycheck to Paycheck Tenants! (Season 2 Episode 213)
    Season 2 Episode 213:

    Cruise Ship DJ Love Affair!; Paycheck to Paycheck Tenants!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Help! I Smell Gas!; Cater to Me! I'm 50! (Season 2 Episode 212)
    Season 2 Episode 212:

    Help! I Smell Gas!; Cater to Me! I'm 50!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Hush Money Motorist?!; Sucker Punched by a Gate?! (Season 2 Episode 211)
    Season 2 Episode 211:

    Hush Money Motorist?!; Sucker Punched by a Gate?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Deadly Motorcycle Crash?!; Right to Wine and Dine! (Season 2 Episode 210)
    Season 2 Episode 210:

    Deadly Motorcycle Crash?!; Right to Wine and Dine!

    A motorcyclist is nearly killed on the freeway; a landlady defends her right to drink wine and have overnight visitors in her own home.

  • Hot Bench - Heir to a Man's Ashes?; Nude Photo Phone Smash! (Season 2 Episode 209)
    Season 2 Episode 209:

    Heir to a Man's Ashes?; Nude Photo Phone Smash!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Premature Eviction?!; Fender Bending the Truth?! (Season 2 Episode 208)
    Season 2 Episode 208:

    Premature Eviction?!; Fender Bending the Truth?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Massage Therapy Forgery?!; The Adonis Defense! (Season 2 Episode 207)
    Season 2 Episode 207:

    Massage Therapy Forgery?!; The Adonis Defense!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Innocent Mother, Shady Son? (Season 2 Episode 206)
    Season 2 Episode 206:

    Innocent Mother, Shady Son?

    A young man subpoenas Craigslist to obtain evidence that he was the victim of a car deal.

  • Hot Bench - Shooting, Crying and Lying?!; The Chihuahua Who Couldn't Lie! (Season 2 Episode 205)
    Season 2 Episode 205:

    Shooting, Crying and Lying?!; The Chihuahua Who Couldn't Lie!

    A woman says her children's father choked her while she was pregnant; a dog accused of biting blinks whenever the attack is mentioned.

  • Hot Bench - Ex-Cop, War Vet and PTSD (Season 2 Episode 204)
    Season 2 Episode 204:

    Ex-Cop, War Vet and PTSD

    An ex-cop with PTSD denies threatening a former lover with targeted police retaliation.

  • Hot Bench - Something Shady This Way Comes ...; Playing the Woman Card? (Season 2 Episode 203)
    Season 2 Episode 203:

    Something Shady This Way Comes ...; Playing the Woman Card?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Full Throttle Jealousy!; The Uncle Who Kept on Giving! (Season 2 Episode 202)
    Season 2 Episode 202:

    Full Throttle Jealousy!; The Uncle Who Kept on Giving!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Beware of Dog Attack!; Mexican Mafia Scare Tactics?! (Season 2 Episode 201)
    Season 2 Episode 201:

    Beware of Dog Attack!; Mexican Mafia Scare Tactics?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Childcare Contract From Hell!; Daycare Owner in the Hot Seat! (Season 2 Episode 200)
    Season 2 Episode 200:

    Childcare Contract From Hell!; Daycare Owner in the Hot Seat!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Rodent Phobia Freak-Out!; Worst Defense Judge Has Ever Heard! (Season 2 Episode 199)
    Season 2 Episode 199:

    Rodent Phobia Freak-Out!; Worst Defense Judge Has Ever Heard!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Run Over or Running a Scam?! (Season 2 Episode 198)
    Season 2 Episode 198:

    Run Over or Running a Scam?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Judges Divided on Sexual Harassment; Bathtub Trauma! (Season 2 Episode 197)
    Season 2 Episode 197:

    Judges Divided on Sexual Harassment; Bathtub Trauma!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Bakman's Worst Nightmare! Most Incriminating Voicemail Ever! (Season 2 Episode 196)
    Season 2 Episode 196:

    Judge Bakman's Worst Nightmare! Most Incriminating Voicemail Ever!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Intersection Slam; Beauty School Dropout?! (Season 2 Episode 195)
    Season 2 Episode 195:

    Intersection Slam; Beauty School Dropout?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Knife to the Neck?! (Season 2 Episode 194)
    Season 2 Episode 194:

    Knife to the Neck?!

    A woman is hospitalized due to trauma caused by online flirting.

  • Hot Bench - Mold or Mitzvah?!; Animal House Bathroom?! (Season 2 Episode 193)
    Season 2 Episode 193:

    Mold or Mitzvah?!; Animal House Bathroom?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Satanic Couch Potato?! (Season 2 Episode 192)
    Season 2 Episode 192:

    Satanic Couch Potato?!

    Voodoo dolls and a scary tattoo frighten roommates, who say their new tenant drank and never left the couch.

  • Hot Bench - Entitled Brat or Freeloading Mom?!; Sloppy Car Wash War! (Season 2 Episode 191)
    Season 2 Episode 191:

    Entitled Brat or Freeloading Mom?!; Sloppy Car Wash War!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Dante the Dog Killer?! (Season 2 Episode 190)
    Season 2 Episode 190:

    Dante the Dog Killer?!

    A woman tells of watching her dog die after being ravaged by a pit bull; her ex, accused of a felony, denies fault.

  • Hot Bench - Romance Gone Postal?!; Karaoke Catastrophe (Season 2 Episode 189)
    Season 2 Episode 189:

    Romance Gone Postal?!; Karaoke Catastrophe

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Six Months Left to Live ... in Peace!; Stroke Victim and Stilettos (Season 2 Episode 188)
    Season 2 Episode 188:

    Six Months Left to Live ... in Peace!; Stroke Victim and Stilettos

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Sexual Predator Slander?; Pepper-Sprayed PTSD Victim?! (Season 2 Episode 187)
    Season 2 Episode 187:

    Sexual Predator Slander?; Pepper-Sprayed PTSD Victim?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Healthy Wealthy Sexy You!; Hair Salon Snafu! (Season 2 Episode 186)
    Season 2 Episode 186:

    Healthy Wealthy Sexy You!; Hair Salon Snafu!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Car Swap Swindle?; Homeless Boyfriend Trouble?; An Act of God or Dog?! (Season 2 Episode 185)
    Season 2 Episode 185:

    Car Swap Swindle?; Homeless Boyfriend Trouble?; An Act of God or Dog?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Cockroaches and Pot?! (Season 2 Episode 184)
    Season 2 Episode 184:

    Cockroaches and Pot?!

    A tenant accuses a landlord of renting a cockroach-infested apartment; the landlord replies that the tenant was growing pot.

  • Hot Bench - Worst Video Evidence Ever!; Oracle Smackdown?! (Season 2 Episode 183)
    Season 2 Episode 183:

    Worst Video Evidence Ever!; Oracle Smackdown?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - College Student Caught Cheating?!; Lucky to Be Alive!; Gangster Renters?! (Season 2 Episode 182)
    Season 2 Episode 182:

    College Student Caught Cheating?!; Lucky to Be Alive!; Gangster Renters?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Lesbian Love Gone Wrong!; Impersonal Trainer?! (Season 2 Episode 181)
    Season 2 Episode 181:

    Lesbian Love Gone Wrong!; Impersonal Trainer?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Man's Dying Request (Season 2 Episode 180)
    Season 2 Episode 180:

    Man's Dying Request

    A man says he suffered a brain bleed while trying to fulfill his friend's last wishes.

  • Hot Bench - Vandalized and Terrorized?! (Season 2 Episode 179)
    Season 2 Episode 179:

    Vandalized and Terrorized?!

    A woman and her daughter are accused of terrorizing their former landlord, furious over bad living conditions and a broken lease.

  • Hot Bench - Mold and the 9-Year-Old! (Season 2 Episode 178)
    Season 2 Episode 178:

    Mold and the 9-Year-Old!

    A woman blames apartment mold for her child's asthma; her landlord says she is the one who flooded the property.

  • Hot Bench - Dog Attack Extortion?!; Double-Cheating Girlfriend?! (Season 2 Episode 177)
    Season 2 Episode 177:

    Dog Attack Extortion?!; Double-Cheating Girlfriend?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Casanova Fail; College Sweetheart Stalker?! (Season 2 Episode 176)
    Season 2 Episode 176:

    Casanova Fail; College Sweetheart Stalker?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Animal House Break-In?!; Drug Defamation Drama! (Season 2 Episode 175)
    Season 2 Episode 175:

    Animal House Break-In?!; Drug Defamation Drama!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Labrador vs. German Shepherd! (Season 2 Episode 174)
    Season 2 Episode 174:

    Labrador vs. German Shepherd!

    A walk in the park turns into a savage encounter between large dogs.

  • Hot Bench - Motor Home Mystery; Godparents From Hell? (Season 2 Episode 173)
    Season 2 Episode 173:

    Motor Home Mystery; Godparents From Hell?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Unconscious at the Wheel! (Season 2 Episode 172)
    Season 2 Episode 172:

    Unconscious at the Wheel!

    A driver passes out at 65 mph and crashes into a parked car; his mother sues the victims for harassing them.

  • Hot Bench - Conning the Ex-Convict?!; Bathroom Hole Hazard?! (Season 2 Episode 171)
    Season 2 Episode 171:

    Conning the Ex-Convict?!; Bathroom Hole Hazard?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Emergency Cheating?!; Cockroach Landlord! (Season 2 Episode 170)
    Season 2 Episode 170:

    Emergency Cheating?!; Cockroach Landlord!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Pied Piper of Bed Bugs!?; Violent Love Affair (Season 2 Episode 169)
    Season 2 Episode 169:

    The Pied Piper of Bed Bugs!?; Violent Love Affair

    A landlord says bedbugs came and went with an undesirable tenant; threats of self-mutilation and accusations of vandalism figure into a brief relationship.

  • Hot Bench - Collision Concussion! (Season 2 Episode 168)
    Season 2 Episode 168:

    Collision Concussion!

    After a motorcycle collides with a sports car, each driver blames the other.

  • Hot Bench - When Ex-Girlfriends Fight!; Basement Bust (Season 2 Episode 167)
    Season 2 Episode 167:

    When Ex-Girlfriends Fight!; Basement Bust

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Cancer-Stricken Dog Drama; Angry Biker Couple! (Season 2 Episode 166)
    Season 2 Episode 166:

    Cancer-Stricken Dog Drama; Angry Biker Couple!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - $40,000 Performing Horse! (Season 2 Episode 165)
    Season 2 Episode 165:

    $40,000 Performing Horse!

    The owner of a prized horse says it suffered major injuries while being lent out to give kiddie rides.

  • Hot Bench - Hijacking and Harassment?! (Season 2 Episode 164)
    Season 2 Episode 164:

    Hijacking and Harassment?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Bridezilla or Nightmare Seamstress?!; Sonia the Bailiff Speaks Up! (Season 2 Episode 163)
    Season 2 Episode 163:

    Bridezilla or Nightmare Seamstress?!; Sonia the Bailiff Speaks Up!

    A bride says a seamstress ruined her wedding; the bailiff translates a series of messages that discredit a woman's testimony.

  • Hot Bench - Beauty Shop Bully?; Miami Birthday Botched! (Season 2 Episode 162)
    Season 2 Episode 162:

    Beauty Shop Bully?; Miami Birthday Botched!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - I Think I Hate You!; Refrigerator Scuffle (Season 2 Episode 161)
    Season 2 Episode 161:

    I Think I Hate You!; Refrigerator Scuffle

    Ex-business partners fight over their initial investments; a woman says her former friend assaulted her with a refrigerator.

  • Hot Bench - Surprise! I Painted Your House Red!; Ten Years of Flirting?! (Season 2 Episode 160)
    Season 2 Episode 160:

    Surprise! I Painted Your House Red!; Ten Years of Flirting?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Used Car Craziness; Child Firestarter! (Season 2 Episode 159)
    Season 2 Episode 159:

    Used Car Craziness; Child Firestarter!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Yorkie Puppy Custody Battle!; Too Nice to the Niece (Season 2 Episode 158)
    Season 2 Episode 158:

    Yorkie Puppy Custody Battle!; Too Nice to the Niece

    A woman gives away her dog, then demands it back three hours later; a woman discovers that her niece has stolen from her.

  • Hot Bench - Booze and Baseball Bats! (Season 2 Episode 157)
    Season 2 Episode 157:

    Booze and Baseball Bats!

    A woman who served time for beating her landlord with a baseball bat accuses him of being a sexual predator.

  • Hot Bench - Tragic Death Drama; Gambling Buddies Equals Hot Mess! (Season 2 Episode 156)
    Season 2 Episode 156:

    Tragic Death Drama; Gambling Buddies Equals Hot Mess!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Embarrassing Dog Bite; Make Way for a New Judge! (Season 2 Episode 155)
    Season 2 Episode 155:

    Embarrassing Dog Bite; Make Way for a New Judge!

    A track coach is bitten by a German shepherd while jogging; a litigant demands payback from a young man he treated like family.

  • Hot Bench - Build Me Up, Tear Me Down!; With Friends Like These ... (Season 2 Episode 154)
    Season 2 Episode 154:

    Build Me Up, Tear Me Down!; With Friends Like These ...

    A couple say a contractor neglected to pay their subcontractors; a woman accuses a former friend of failing to repay loans.

  • Hot Bench - Criminal Tenant?; Frat House Blues! (Season 2 Episode 153)
    Season 2 Episode 153:

    Criminal Tenant?; Frat House Blues!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Road Rage Fender Bender!; Hair Salon/Restaurant Juggler! (Season 2 Episode 152)
    Season 2 Episode 152:

    Road Rage Fender Bender!; Hair Salon/Restaurant Juggler!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Downton Abbey School of Loan Sharks! (Season 2 Episode 151)
    Season 2 Episode 151:

    The Downton Abbey School of Loan Sharks!

    With a lender on trial, threats of death and dismemberment come into play.

  • Hot Bench - Famous Rock Star's Rappin' Cousin?!; VIP Vegas Princess! (Season 2 Episode 150)
    Season 2 Episode 150:

    Famous Rock Star's Rappin' Cousin?!; VIP Vegas Princess!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Minister-in-Training Cheater?; Teen Entrepreneur Ripped Off! (Season 2 Episode 149)
    Season 2 Episode 149:

    Minister-in-Training Cheater?; Teen Entrepreneur Ripped Off!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - The Rapidly Aging Yorkie!; Cheerleading, Bullying and Bows! (Season 2 Episode 148)
    Season 2 Episode 148:

    The Rapidly Aging Yorkie!; Cheerleading, Bullying and Bows!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Ex-Convict Out for Blood!; Electricity Thief?! (Season 2 Episode 147)
    Season 2 Episode 147:

    Ex-Convict Out for Blood!; Electricity Thief?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - GPS-Tracking Boyfriend!; Living in Mom's Backyard?! (Season 2 Episode 146)
    Season 2 Episode 146:

    GPS-Tracking Boyfriend!; Living in Mom's Backyard?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Transgender Bias by Police?! (Season 2 Episode 145)
    Season 2 Episode 145:

    Transgender Bias by Police?!

    A transgender motorist accuses an off-duty police officer of pulling his gun on her after she rammed into him.

  • Hot Bench - Brooklyn Brawl! (Season 2 Episode 144)
    Season 2 Episode 144:

    Brooklyn Brawl!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Moms' Knife Fight; Phone Jail Break! (Season 2 Episode 143)
    Season 2 Episode 143:

    Moms' Knife Fight; Phone Jail Break!

    Two women come at each other with knives in front of their children; a mother and stepmother fight over a teen's phone.

  • Hot Bench - Racially Motivated Roofers?! (Season 2 Episode 142)
    Season 2 Episode 142:

    Racially Motivated Roofers?!

    A man accuses a contractor of racism after he walks into a shower of debris from nearby construction.

  • Hot Bench - Inside Job?; Hair Weave Woes (Season 2 Episode 141)
    Season 2 Episode 141:

    Inside Job?; Hair Weave Woes

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Double Dipping and Forgery?!; Put Some Clothes On! (Season 2 Episode 140)
    Season 2 Episode 140:

    Double Dipping and Forgery?!; Put Some Clothes On!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Fast and Furious Getaway! (Season 2 Episode 139)
    Season 2 Episode 139:

    Fast and Furious Getaway!

    A vintage vehicle doing donuts on a busy street slams into another car and speeds away.

  • Hot Bench - Bricks, Knives and Tasers! Oh My! (Season 2 Episode 138)
    Season 2 Episode 138:

    Bricks, Knives and Tasers! Oh My!

    A bingo jackpot between old friends leads to a brick-throwing, knife-wielding brawl.

  • Hot Bench - 3 Judges, 3 Verdicts! (Season 2 Episode 137)
    Season 2 Episode 137:

    3 Judges, 3 Verdicts!

    The judges reach three different decisions in a case involving a cat that suffered catastrophic injuries after collapsing due to a heated dog chase.

  • Hot Bench - Malicious Video Blaze!; Delusional Drunk Driver?! (Season 2 Episode 136)
    Season 2 Episode 136:

    Malicious Video Blaze!; Delusional Drunk Driver?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Domestic Violence Mystery (Season 2 Episode 135)
    Season 2 Episode 135:

    Domestic Violence Mystery

    A woman denies that her boyfriend abuses her; an incriminating message about vandalism.

  • Hot Bench - Revenge Porn?! (Season 2 Episode 134)
    Season 2 Episode 134:

    Revenge Porn?!

    Accusations of child abuse, prostitution and video blackmail come into play when unwed parents fight over damages.

  • Hot Bench - Burning Down the House! (Season 2 Episode 133)
    Season 2 Episode 133:

    Burning Down the House!

    After a young man takes on a demolition job, he is accused of arson by the property owner.

  • Hot Bench - Rock & Roll Buzz Kill; Irish Party Logo Loopiness! (Season 2 Episode 132)
    Season 2 Episode 132:

    Rock & Roll Buzz Kill; Irish Party Logo Loopiness!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Bullying Texts Exposed!; Pit Bull Campsite Attack (Season 2 Episode 131)
    Season 2 Episode 131:

    Bullying Texts Exposed!; Pit Bull Campsite Attack

    Chilling texts are submitted as evidence when ex-roommates feud over damages; a pit bull is accused of attacking a Pekingese.

  • Hot Bench - Cake Baking Sister Snafu! (Season 2 Episode 130)
    Season 2 Episode 130:

    Cake Baking Sister Snafu!

    Sisters open a cake shop, then say the previous owners misrepresented their relationship with a restaurant.

  • Hot Bench - Racial Slurs & Sexual Slander?! (Season 2 Episode 129)
    Season 2 Episode 129:

    Racial Slurs & Sexual Slander?!

    A man maligns Judge Bakman, denies drug abuse and accuses his dying father of committing adultery, then is thrown out of court.

  • Hot Bench - Sick Puppy Scam?; Skirt-Chasing Slumlord?! (Season 2 Episode 128)
    Season 2 Episode 128:

    Sick Puppy Scam?; Skirt-Chasing Slumlord?!

    Breeders say a vet cleared an ill puppy before they sold it; a tenant lends money to a deadbeat slumlord.

  • Hot Bench - Rapper's No-Sex Clause?! Drunk Driver or Bad Driver?! (Season 2 Episode 127)
    Season 2 Episode 127:

    Rapper's No-Sex Clause?! Drunk Driver or Bad Driver?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Worst Vandalism Defense Ever!; Smooth Auto Operator (Season 2 Episode 126)
    Season 2 Episode 126:

    Worst Vandalism Defense Ever!; Smooth Auto Operator

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Slander and Abduction?!; Shame On My Auntie! (Season 2 Episode 125)
    Season 2 Episode 125:

    Slander and Abduction?!; Shame On My Auntie!

    The defendant says his employee reported a family abduction and could not work; a woman regrets adding her aunt to her cell phone plan.

  • Hot Bench - Bloody Family Reunion! (Season 2 Episode 124)
    Season 2 Episode 124:

    Bloody Family Reunion!

    An altercation at a family reunion turns into a fistfight, and a flying bottle breaks a woman's tooth.

  • Hot Bench - Recreational Vehicle Stand-Off; Dog Takes the Stand! (Season 2 Episode 123)
    Season 2 Episode 123:

    Recreational Vehicle Stand-Off; Dog Takes the Stand!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Religious Retreat Vandalized?!; Suspicious Car Deal (Season 2 Episode 122)
    Season 2 Episode 122:

    Religious Retreat Vandalized?!; Suspicious Car Deal

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Domestic Violence Drama; Judge Throws Baby Daddy a Lifeline! (Season 2 Episode 121)
    Season 2 Episode 121:

    Domestic Violence Drama; Judge Throws Baby Daddy a Lifeline!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Disappearing Jewelry Scam? Snake Owner Charmer? (Season 2 Episode 120)
    Season 2 Episode 120:

    Disappearing Jewelry Scam? Snake Owner Charmer?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Biting While Biking! (Season 2 Episode 119)
    Season 2 Episode 119:

    Biting While Biking!

    A bitter feud ensues after a leashed little dog is accused of provoking a larger one.

  • Hot Bench - Dead Dog Disaster; Snake on the Loose! (Season 2 Episode 118)
    Season 2 Episode 118:

    Dead Dog Disaster; Snake on the Loose!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Suicide and Firearm Fury!; Jackpot Payoff?! (Season 2 Episode 117)
    Season 2 Episode 117:

    Suicide and Firearm Fury!; Jackpot Payoff?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Black Lives Matter! (Season 2 Episode 116)
    Season 2 Episode 116:

    Black Lives Matter!

    A man says he feared visiting the home of a hostile neighbor about a pit bull attack because the police might be prejudiced.

  • Hot Bench - Fire Arms, Fighting and Flirting!; Phantom School Bus Crash?! (Season 2 Episode 115)
    Season 2 Episode 115:

    Fire Arms, Fighting and Flirting!; Phantom School Bus Crash?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Down Payment on Nothing!; Sucker Punches 101 (Season 2 Episode 114)
    Season 2 Episode 114:

    Down Payment on Nothing!; Sucker Punches 101

    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.

  • Hot Bench - McDonald's Drive-Thru Fail!; Doggie Lawyer to the Rescue! (Season 2 Episode 113)
    Season 2 Episode 113:

    McDonald's Drive-Thru Fail!; Doggie Lawyer to the Rescue!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pet Dreams Shattered! (Season 2 Episode 112)
    Season 2 Episode 112:

    Pet Dreams Shattered!

    The plaintiff says a web designer failed to deliver on her lifelong dream of a social media site for pets.

  • Hot Bench - Silver-Tongued Teen!; Birthing Video Anyone? (Season 2 Episode 111)
    Season 2 Episode 111:

    Silver-Tongued Teen!; Birthing Video Anyone?

    An uninsured teen driver passionately argues his case; purebred puppies' owners deny owing for their full value.

  • Hot Bench - Cop Denies Abuse Charges (Season 2 Episode 110)
    Season 2 Episode 110:

    Cop Denies Abuse Charges

    A woman says she has proof that her police-officer son-in-law abused her daughter.

  • Hot Bench - Moving Out Nightmare!; Brick by Brick Hijacking?! (Season 2 Episode 109)
    Season 2 Episode 109:

    Moving Out Nightmare!; Brick by Brick Hijacking?!

    A woman accuses a mover of holding her belongings hostage; neighbors feud over bricks from a retaining wall.

  • Hot Bench - Black Mold Mayhem in Georgia! (Season 2 Episode 108)
    Season 2 Episode 108:

    Black Mold Mayhem in Georgia!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Slumlord Shocker?!; The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Talking! (Season 2 Episode 107)
    Season 2 Episode 107:

    Slumlord Shocker?!; The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Talking!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Desperate Debt Negotiator; Vanishing Hello Kitty Collection! (Season 2 Episode 106)
    Season 2 Episode 106:

    Desperate Debt Negotiator; Vanishing Hello Kitty Collection!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Think Outside the Xbox!; Fashion Video Fiasco (Season 2 Episode 105)
    Season 2 Episode 105:

    Think Outside the Xbox!; Fashion Video Fiasco

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Pepper Spray Fight Over a Guy!; Funeral Fee Feud (Season 2 Episode 104)
    Season 2 Episode 104:

    Pepper Spray Fight Over a Guy!; Funeral Fee Feud

    Feuding ex-lovers of the same man fight over the value of a cellphone; claims of misappropriated funds.

  • Hot Bench - Hate-Filled Text Time!; Stolen Gun Swindle?! (Season 2 Episode 103)
    Season 2 Episode 103:

    Hate-Filled Text Time!; Stolen Gun Swindle?!

    Ex-lover's exchange nasty texts over car damages; a car's new owner doubts a woman's claims.

  • Hot Bench - Home Wrecking Cougar?!; When Stoners Sue Each Other (Season 2 Episode 102)
    Season 2 Episode 102:

    Home Wrecking Cougar?!; When Stoners Sue Each Other

    A marketing specialist sues her younger employee for loss of income; ex-weed smoking roommates dispute mattress damages.

  • Hot Bench - Three Dogs and a Purple Giraffe!; Not So Happy Together (Season 2 Episode 101)
    Season 2 Episode 101:

    Three Dogs and a Purple Giraffe!; Not So Happy Together

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Nudity, Prostitution and Rats?! (Season 2 Episode 100)
    Season 2 Episode 100:

    Nudity, Prostitution and Rats?!

    An alleged prostitution ring and a rat infestation come into play when a single mother sues her landlord.

  • Hot Bench - Fighting Ex-Fiances!; Death in a Mobile Home Fire! (Season 2 Episode 99)
    Season 2 Episode 99:

    Fighting Ex-Fiances!; Death in a Mobile Home Fire!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Breathalyzer Love?!; Bed-Bug Bitten, Pill-Popping Alcoholic?! (Season 2 Episode 98)
    Season 2 Episode 98:

    Breathalyzer Love?!; Bed-Bug Bitten, Pill-Popping Alcoholic?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Fist-Fighting, Arm-Biting Whammy!; Back Seat Batterer? (Season 2 Episode 97)
    Season 2 Episode 97:

    Fist-Fighting, Arm-Biting Whammy!; Back Seat Batterer?

    Two small children witness a physical altercation between adult friends; a man's truck is towed when he is arrested on domestic violence charges.

  • Hot Bench - Dog Attack Justified!; Dreadlock Disaster Demo! (Season 2 Episode 96)
    Season 2 Episode 96:

    Dog Attack Justified!; Dreadlock Disaster Demo!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Bloodthirsty Dog for Sale! (Season 2 Episode 95)
    Season 2 Episode 95:

    Bloodthirsty Dog for Sale!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Stolen Identity BFF?! (Season 2 Episode 94)
    Season 2 Episode 94:

    Stolen Identity BFF?!

    A woman sues a former longtime friend for stealing her identity to get health care benefits and get out of speeding tickets.

  • Hot Bench - Sober and Missing My Minivan!; Next Door Nightmare! (Season 2 Episode 93)
    Season 2 Episode 93:

    Sober and Missing My Minivan!; Next Door Nightmare!

    Former friends fight over an impounded minivan; longtime neighbors feud over a vandalized car, false calls for pizza and accusations of stealing music.

  • Hot Bench - Wide-Turn Horse Wrecker!; Dance Team Divas? (Season 2 Episode 92)
    Season 2 Episode 92:

    Wide-Turn Horse Wrecker!; Dance Team Divas?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Sex, Lies and Home Repairs! (Season 2 Episode 91)
    Season 2 Episode 91:

    Sex, Lies and Home Repairs!

    A homeowner sues a handyman for failing to complete a remodeling job; the handyman accuses him of sharing intimate details about his sex life.

  • Hot Bench - Nudie Photo Fail!; Gym Rat Ruckus? (Season 2 Episode 90)
    Season 2 Episode 90:

    Nudie Photo Fail!; Gym Rat Ruckus?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Toxic Mold Eye Test! (Season 2 Episode 89)
    Season 2 Episode 89:

    Toxic Mold Eye Test!

    A man says mold caused his bronchitis, but his ex says there was no mold.

  • Hot Bench - Hair Weaving Catastrophe!; I Do Windows! (Season 2 Episode 88)
    Season 2 Episode 88:

    Hair Weaving Catastrophe!; I Do Windows!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Judge DiMango Turkey Day Surprise!; Tickling Can Be Abusive! (Season 2 Episode 87)
    Season 2 Episode 87:

    Judge DiMango Turkey Day Surprise!; Tickling Can Be Abusive!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Terrifying Text Threat!; Bully Thrown Out of Court?! (Season 2 Episode 86)
    Season 2 Episode 86:

    Terrifying Text Threat!; Bully Thrown Out of Court?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Wild Parties and Child Abuse?; Hiker Attacked by Dog! (Season 2 Episode 85)
    Season 2 Episode 85:

    Wild Parties and Child Abuse?; Hiker Attacked by Dog!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Spare the Dog? Pay the Vet Bill! (Season 2 Episode 84)
    Season 2 Episode 84:

    Spare the Dog? Pay the Vet Bill!

    A young girl is asked to leave the room when the fate of her sick dog is discussed.

  • Hot Bench - Volatile Threats and Guns!; Lap Dances Take a Holiday! (Season 2 Episode 83)
    Season 2 Episode 83:

    Volatile Threats and Guns!; Lap Dances Take a Holiday!

    Tenants blame their landlord for emotional distress and gunplay; strippers' entertainment manager gets escorted out by police, ending a VIP surprise.

  • Hot Bench - Divorcee Beat Down!; Ex-Lover's Property Takes a Beating! (Season 2 Episode 82)
    Season 2 Episode 82:

    Divorcee Beat Down!; Ex-Lover's Property Takes a Beating!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Show Me the Yorkie Money!; Ex-Girlfriends Clash! (Season 2 Episode 81)
    Season 2 Episode 81:

    Show Me the Yorkie Money!; Ex-Girlfriends Clash!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Corvette Chaos!; Who Burned My Chevy?! (Season 2 Episode 80)
    Season 2 Episode 80:

    Corvette Chaos!; Who Burned My Chevy?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Meth Factory Cave Bust? (Season 2 Episode 79)
    Season 2 Episode 79:

    Meth Factory Cave Bust?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Doggy Jail Bailout; Moon-Bounce Mash Up! (Season 2 Episode 78)
    Season 2 Episode 78:

    Doggy Jail Bailout; Moon-Bounce Mash Up!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Cruisin' for a Threesome!; Pro Basketball Player Payback!? (Season 2 Episode 77)
    Season 2 Episode 77:

    Cruisin' for a Threesome!; Pro Basketball Player Payback!?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Zero Credibility Round-Up! Wolf Dog Accused of Taunting (Season 2 Episode 76)
    Season 2 Episode 76:

    Zero Credibility Round-Up! Wolf Dog Accused of Taunting

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Elder Fraud or Online Flirting?; Roommate Roulette! (Season 2 Episode 75)
    Season 2 Episode 75:

    Elder Fraud or Online Flirting?; Roommate Roulette!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Mystery of the $5,000 Missing Vase!; Bad Attitude Meets Judge Bakman! (Season 2 Episode 74)
    Season 2 Episode 74:

    Mystery of the $5,000 Missing Vase!; Bad Attitude Meets Judge Bakman!

    Grieving family members fight over an heirloom; a young man with bad credit denies owing his former friend for a shared phone bill.

  • Hot Bench - Horrific Voice Messages (Season 2 Episode 73)
    Season 2 Episode 73:

    Horrific Voice Messages

    A mother tells her daughter that she deserved being beaten by her partner and that she should lose custody of her child.

  • Hot Bench - Railroaded in Divorce Trial?!; Yes on the Fried Chicken! (Season 2 Episode 72)
    Season 2 Episode 72:

    Railroaded in Divorce Trial?!; Yes on the Fried Chicken!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Drug Test Fraud?; Psychic Predicts Her Own Case! (Season 2 Episode 71)
    Season 2 Episode 71:

    Drug Test Fraud?; Psychic Predicts Her Own Case!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Lesbian Love Gone Very Wrong (Season 2 Episode 70)
    Season 2 Episode 70:

    Lesbian Love Gone Very Wrong

    A woman splits up with her longtime girlfriend and begins dating a man; accusations of abuse ensue.

  • Hot Bench - Racial Profiling Shocker! (Season 2 Episode 69)
    Season 2 Episode 69:

    Racial Profiling Shocker!

    A woman accuses a car salesman of injuring her baby while repossessing her car; he says she is a drug dealer.

  • Hot Bench - Judge DiMango's Rodent Fright!; Stolen Wallet Wackiness! (Season 2 Episode 68)
    Season 2 Episode 68:

    Judge DiMango's Rodent Fright!; Stolen Wallet Wackiness!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Grand Theft Auto? (Season 2 Episode 67)
    Season 2 Episode 67:

    Grand Theft Auto?

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Sweet Sixteen Fist Fight!; Shih Tzu vs. Pit Bulls! (Season 2 Episode 66)
    Season 2 Episode 66:

    Sweet Sixteen Fist Fight!; Shih Tzu vs. Pit Bulls!

    A violent teen's aggressive father is thrown out of court; pit bulls' owner denies they attacked a small dog.

  • Hot Bench - I'll Pay You to Stop Dating My Daughter?!; Mean Girls European Vacation?! (Season 2 Episode 65)
    Season 2 Episode 65:

    I'll Pay You to Stop Dating My Daughter?!; Mean Girls European Vacation?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Automatic Rifle Love Affair!; Mechanic Casanova?! (Season 2 Episode 64)
    Season 2 Episode 64:

    Automatic Rifle Love Affair!; Mechanic Casanova?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Abuser Confesses!; Marijuana Priority Setting! (Season 2 Episode 63)
    Season 2 Episode 63:

    Abuser Confesses!; Marijuana Priority Setting!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Abusive Landlord Caught on Tape?!; Rehab and the Missing Money! (Season 2 Episode 62)
    Season 2 Episode 62:

    Abusive Landlord Caught on Tape?!; Rehab and the Missing Money!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Drake Concert Fail!; When Girlfriends Fight! (Season 2 Episode 61)
    Season 2 Episode 61:

    Drake Concert Fail!; When Girlfriends Fight!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Coyotes Chase Down Cyclist?!; Baseball Bat-Wielding Landlord! (Season 2 Episode 60)
    Season 2 Episode 60:

    Coyotes Chase Down Cyclist?!; Baseball Bat-Wielding Landlord!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Hollywood Movie Magic Extortion?! (Season 2 Episode 59)
    Season 2 Episode 59:

    Hollywood Movie Magic Extortion?!

    A filmmaker says a cinematographer, who accuses her of damaging his equipment, held her footage hostage.

  • Hot Bench - He Never Proposed to Me!; Boss Payback! (Season 2 Episode 58)
    Season 2 Episode 58:

    He Never Proposed to Me!; Boss Payback!

    A long-term, unmarried couple fight over engagement rings and missing heirlooms; borrowing money from a co-worker gets a woman fired.

  • Hot Bench - Transgender Discrimination?; Sugar Daddy Drama! (Season 2 Episode 57)
    Season 2 Episode 57:

    Transgender Discrimination?; Sugar Daddy Drama!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Search and Seizure; Game Player Hater! (Season 2 Episode 56)
    Season 2 Episode 56:

    Search and Seizure; Game Player Hater!

    Accusations of welfare fraud; a defendant is caught in a lie when an incriminating receipt surfaces.

  • Hot Bench - Heartbreaking Dog Custody Fight (Season 2 Episode 55)
    Season 2 Episode 55:

    Heartbreaking Dog Custody Fight

    Emotions run high when dog lovers battle for ownership of a beloved Chihuahua.

  • Hot Bench - Childhood Sweetheart Catastrophe (Season 2 Episode 54)
    Season 2 Episode 54:

    Childhood Sweetheart Catastrophe

    A relationship ends with a battle over accusations of theft, gunplay, forgery and cheating.

  • Hot Bench - Bait and Switch Caught on Tape?! (Season 2 Episode 53)
    Season 2 Episode 53:

    Bait and Switch Caught on Tape?!

    Surveillance footage captures a woman appearing to steal from a small-business owner; the defendant denies using her toddler as a decoy.

  • Hot Bench - Ex-Lover's Malicious Manifesto! (Season 2 Episode 52)
    Season 2 Episode 52:

    Ex-Lover's Malicious Manifesto!

    A man admits he wrote and distributed a six-page essay maligning his ex.

  • Hot Bench - Serial Abuser Exposed! (Season 2 Episode 51)
    Season 2 Episode 51:

    Serial Abuser Exposed!

    When a young man admits to assaulting two women, his teenage fiancee -- who defended him -- leaves the courtroom in tears.

  • Hot Bench - Clueless Bonnie and Clyde! (Season 2 Episode 50)
    Season 2 Episode 50:

    Clueless Bonnie and Clyde!

    A mom sues her teen's older ex-boyfriend for restitution she paid on his behalf.

  • Hot Bench - Tattoo Parlor Catfight!; Worst Hot Bench Injuries Ever! (Season 2 Episode 49)
    Season 2 Episode 49:

    Tattoo Parlor Catfight!; Worst Hot Bench Injuries Ever!

    When a woman demands a refund for a botched tattoo, the shop owner attacks her boyfriend; graphic photos of injuries are submitted as evidence.

  • Hot Bench - Diabetic or Drug Fiend?! (Season 2 Episode 48)
    Season 2 Episode 48:

    Diabetic or Drug Fiend?!

    A teacher posts inflammatory remarks about a former friend online.

  • Hot Bench - Hookers and Guns and Squirrels?! Oh My! (Season 2 Episode 47)
    Season 2 Episode 47:

    Hookers and Guns and Squirrels?! Oh My!

    A single mother is accused of prostitution after suing what she calls her squirrel-hoarding, mold-growing landlord for back rent.

  • Hot Bench - Slandered at Church?! (Season 2 Episode 46)
    Season 2 Episode 46:

    Slandered at Church?!

    Ex-roommates accuse each other of knife-wielding threats, slander and illegal eviction.

  • Hot Bench - Spoiler Alert: Foul Language! (Season 2 Episode 45)
    Season 2 Episode 45:

    Spoiler Alert: Foul Language!

    A pastor defends his right to use whatever language he chooses when canceling a swimsuit fashion show at his home.

  • Hot Bench - Killer Dog's Mistaken Identity? (Season 2 Episode 44)
    Season 2 Episode 44:

    Killer Dog's Mistaken Identity?

    After a pit bull brutally attacks a woman and her pet, a neighbor denies that the aggressive dog is hers.

  • Hot Bench - Woman Deserved Savage Attack?!; Superman Gets the Shaft! (Season 2 Episode 43)
    Season 2 Episode 43:

    Woman Deserved Savage Attack?!; Superman Gets the Shaft!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Animal Cruelty Caught on Tape?!; Brits and Sir Francis Bacon the Pig (Season 2 Episode 42)
    Season 2 Episode 42:

    Animal Cruelty Caught on Tape?!; Brits and Sir Francis Bacon the Pig

    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.

  • Hot Bench - 21st Birthday Bash ... Again!; Reckless Driver's Fake Tears?! (Season 2 Episode 41)
    Season 2 Episode 41:

    21st Birthday Bash ... Again!; Reckless Driver's Fake Tears?!

    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.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Acker: Free Speech Game On! (Season 2 Episode 40)
    Season 2 Episode 40:

    Judge Acker: Free Speech Game On!

    The judges get into a heated debate over the First Amendment after an artist says his work was stolen and sold.

  • Hot Bench - Prescription Drug Bust!; Dents and Denture Disaster (Season 2 Episode 39)
    Season 2 Episode 39:

    Prescription Drug Bust!; Dents and Denture Disaster

    A woman regrets bailing out her daughter's ex-boyfriend, arrested for drug possession; a motorcyclist says a crash caused his dentures to come out and be run over by another vehicle.

  • Hot Bench - Lie Detector Party Round-Up!; Flood It Forward! (Season 2 Episode 38)
    Season 2 Episode 38:

    Lie Detector Party Round-Up!; Flood It Forward!

    When thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash go missing during a party, a woman makes every partygoer submit to a lie-detector test; landlord and tenant fight over water damage.

  • Hot Bench - Love, Tears and Cigarette Smoke; Bad Brakes Smash-Up! (Season 2 Episode 37)
    Season 2 Episode 37:

    Love, Tears and Cigarette Smoke; Bad Brakes Smash-Up!

    A former tenant says she was evicted for smoking; ex-lovers fight over an uninsured lemon that crashed.

  • Hot Bench - College Student Crash!; Slip and Fall Lawsuit! (Season 2 Episode 36)
    Season 2 Episode 36:

    College Student Crash!; Slip and Fall Lawsuit!

    A witness says a fender-bender almost came to blows; a woman who fell in a restaurant says her acupuncturist overcharged her for personal injury care.

  • Hot Bench - Dognapping Drama! (Season 2 Episode 35)
    Season 2 Episode 35:

    Dognapping Drama!

    When an estranged mother and daughter fight over custody of a dog, death threats and ex-convicts come into play.

  • Hot Bench - Courtroom Turned Petting Zoo! (Season 2 Episode 34)
    Season 2 Episode 34:

    Courtroom Turned Petting Zoo!

    A dog, a cat and a conspiracy theory make appearances.

  • Hot Bench - Trashed on the Local News?!; Wedding Ring Riot Act! (Season 2 Episode 33)
    Season 2 Episode 33:

    Trashed on the Local News?!; Wedding Ring Riot Act!

    A TV station airs a woman's complaints about her landlord; a woman says a jeweler replaced her wedding band with one that was not hers.

  • Hot Bench - Child's Tragic Inheritance (Season 2 Episode 32)
    Season 2 Episode 32:

    Child's Tragic Inheritance

    After a boy's family members are murdered, he and his father battle over a horse his late mother left to him.

  • Hot Bench - Who Died and Made You Boss?!; Admirer Steals Jewelry?! (Season 2 Episode 31)
    Season 2 Episode 31:

    Who Died and Made You Boss?!; Admirer Steals Jewelry?!

    After a death in the family, a man illegally allocates life-insurance payments to the relatives he feels are most worthy; a mover may have stolen a client's jewelry.

  • Hot Bench - Illegal Shower Surveillance?! (Season 2 Episode 30)
    Season 2 Episode 30:

    Illegal Shower Surveillance?!

    A landlady makes shocking accusations against her tenant; he demands payback for managing her farm animals.

  • Hot Bench - Widow's Trailer Fight!; High and Mighty Mishap! (Season 2 Episode 29)
    Season 2 Episode 29:

    Widow's Trailer Fight!; High and Mighty Mishap!

    A widow living on social security says she never gifted a trailer to her estranged daughter-in-law and demands payment; a woman's self-righteous attitude after committing a crime rubs the judges the wrong way.

  • Hot Bench - Meditation Gone Wild!; Tragedy Strikes Mothers (Season 2 Episode 28)
    Season 2 Episode 28:

    Meditation Gone Wild!; Tragedy Strikes Mothers

    A woman tells a horrific story of smoke poisoning, gunfire and robbery with a huge smile on her face; two mothers fight over a loan received during a time of crisis.

  • Hot Bench - 911 Calls From Hell! (Season 2 Episode 27)
    Season 2 Episode 27:

    911 Calls From Hell!

    A man confesses to calling the police 23 times to rat out his neighbors.

  • Hot Bench - Sugar in Gas Tank Custody Exchange?!; Judge Acker Meets Molly the Terrier! (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    Sugar in Gas Tank Custody Exchange?!; Judge Acker Meets Molly the Terrier!

    A man says his ex vandalized his vehicle during a custody exchange; a dispute between a Scottish terrier's owner and a woman who wanted a puppy.

  • Hot Bench - Love, Felony and Spare Ribs! (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    Love, Felony and Spare Ribs!

    A convicted felon says his ex-boyfriend's lie caused him to get evicted, fail classes and lose financial aid.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Bakman: Family Healer; Harley Friend Fight! (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Judge Bakman: Family Healer; Harley Friend Fight!

    In a family drama, a son sues his mother; childhood friends bring their grievances to court when a motorcycle sale goes bad.

  • Hot Bench - Retired Cop on the Hot Seat! (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Retired Cop on the Hot Seat!

    One of the judges calls a retired LAPD officer's behavior appalling in a dispute involving a landlord with marijuana-growing tenants.

  • Hot Bench - Cancer Fundraiser Gone Wrong?!; Funeral Wake Meets Animal House (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Cancer Fundraiser Gone Wrong?!; Funeral Wake Meets Animal House

    A band's lead singer takes a trip to Paris instead of performing at a fundraiser; a landlord says the Irish wake a young man held was a raging, two-day party.

  • Hot Bench - Love Triangle Tragedy!; Sugar Mamma Payback?! (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Love Triangle Tragedy!; Sugar Mamma Payback?!

    A man's baby mama and fiancee fight over unpaid rent; a man says his ex-girlfriend bullied him for repayment of a loan.

  • Hot Bench - Wedding Ring Repo?!; Bus-Stop Bogus Friendship?! (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Wedding Ring Repo?!; Bus-Stop Bogus Friendship?!

    A woman gives her estranged brother-in-law her wedding rings as collateral on personal loans; people who met at a bus stop reconnect months later to fight over disposed luggage and $50.

  • Hot Bench - Sexual Harassment Strikes Again?! (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Sexual Harassment Strikes Again?!

    A woman says her landlord touched her inappropriately and offered to adjust her rent if she spent time with him.

  • Hot Bench - Body Image Blowout!; Age-Inappropriate Dance Disaster?! (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Body Image Blowout!; Age-Inappropriate Dance Disaster?!

    A woman says her trainer shamed her in public about her weight; a young woman says her dance teacher's substandard choreography caused people to tease and laugh at her after a recital.

  • Hot Bench - Missing Service Cat Triggers Fight! (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Missing Service Cat Triggers Fight!

    A veteran with PTSD who is accused of intimidation while trying to find his missing service cat sues his neighbor for filing a false police report.

  • Hot Bench - Accepting Gifts From a Stalker?!; Payback Assault?! (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Accepting Gifts From a Stalker?!; Payback Assault?!

    A woman admits to accepting gifts from a man she calls a stalker and allowing him to pay a large electric bill; the judges uncover mortgage fraud in a case involving accusations of assault and failure to repay a loan.

  • Hot Bench - Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining! (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining!

    A contractor suing an ex-client uses one of Judge Judy's infamous sayings as evidence.

  • Hot Bench - I'm Not a Pagan High Priestess! (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    I'm Not a Pagan High Priestess!

    A woman says a therapist made her sign a contract while she was hypnotized.

  • Hot Bench - Ex-Meth Addicts Back on Track?! (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Ex-Meth Addicts Back on Track?!

    A couple are accused of child endangerment for injecting meth in front of their infant and demand that their landlord return their property.

  • Hot Bench - Male Victim of Domestic Abuse?; Tree Chopping Craziness?! (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Male Victim of Domestic Abuse?; Tree Chopping Craziness?!

    A teen says his ex-girlfriend bullied and punched him; a man denies cutting the branches off his neighbor's trees.

  • Hot Bench - Who Shot the Pit Bulls?! (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Who Shot the Pit Bulls?!

    A man confesses to shooting at pit bulls, but blames their owner for their injuries.

  • Hot Bench - Crocodile Tears Meet Contractor's Fears!; Cat Caught in the Crossfire! (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Crocodile Tears Meet Contractor's Fears!; Cat Caught in the Crossfire!

    A contractor says an emotional litigant's home was a hostile work environment; three roommates and their half-wild cat are accused of trashing a rental home.

  • Hot Bench - Judge Bakman's Mentalist Magic!; Brothers Gone Wild! (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Judge Bakman's Mentalist Magic!; Brothers Gone Wild!

    One judge predicts litigants' fate by looking into his crystal ball; brothers disagree as to the nature of their joint business venture.

  • Hot Bench - Pit Bull Breaks Yorkie's Back?!; Don't Lien on Me! (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Pit Bull Breaks Yorkie's Back?!; Don't Lien on Me!

    After a pit bull attacks a small dog, their owners dispute vet bills, bullying and drug abuse; a woman says her neighbor swindled her when she bought a vehicle from him.

  • Hot Bench - Karaoke Affair Gone Haywire!; Water-Tortured Girlfriend? (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Karaoke Affair Gone Haywire!; Water-Tortured Girlfriend?

    Former singing buddies fight over a move to a violence-free home; a woman says her attempts to rescue a friend from an abusive relationship landed her in court.

  • Hot Bench - The Girl With the Eyelid Tattoo! (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Girl With the Eyelid Tattoo!

    A woman accuses a tattoo artist of failing to complete pre-paid services and is herself accused of stalking and harassment.

  • Hot Bench - Felonies, Child Support and Alleged Abuse (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Felonies, Child Support and Alleged Abuse

    A felon with five children and $16,500 owing in child support blames his estranged wife for trashed property.

  • Hot Bench - Strippers, Oil Spills and the Deadbeat Boyfriend! (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Strippers, Oil Spills and the Deadbeat Boyfriend!

    A settlement leads to free rent for a new boyfriend, who is accused of stealing thousands of dollars to spend on strippers.

  • Hot Bench - Beauty and the Creepy Beast?! (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Beauty and the Creepy Beast?!

    A man accused of lewd behavior denies breaking into a woman's bedroom while she was asleep and asking her to commit a crime.

  • Hot Bench - Pool Party Splash and Crash!; Ex-Convict Makeover?! (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Pool Party Splash and Crash!; Ex-Convict Makeover?!

    A teen girl says older boys pushed her into a swimming pool; an ex-convict says he never promised to pay back his girlfriend for trying to turn him into a model citizen.

  • Hot Bench - Drunk Teacher or Honest Preacher (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Drunk Teacher or Honest Preacher

    A young man accused of drinking, driving and totaling a car says he was not told the truth about the vehicle.

  • Hot Bench - Criminal Stinkin' Vandalism?! (Season 1 Episode 195)
    Season 1 Episode 195:

    Criminal Stinkin' Vandalism?!

    Tenants deny placing raw shrimp in air vents and turning up the heat to get back at the landlord for evicting them.

  • Hot Bench - Sickle Cell Assault!; Haunted Debt? (Season 1 Episode 194)
    Season 1 Episode 194:

    Sickle Cell Assault!; Haunted Debt?

    A man says an assault by his roommate led to a hospital visit; a woman denies owing her late mother's caregiver for services and accuses her of negligence.

  • Hot Bench - Violence and Vehicle Voodoo?! (Season 1 Episode 193)
    Season 1 Episode 193:

    Violence and Vehicle Voodoo?!

    A mechanic is accused of threatening a woman with a wrench and denies taking advantage of women customers.

  • Hot Bench - Police Lord of the Rings!; Rental Betrayal (Season 1 Episode 192)
    Season 1 Episode 192:

    Police Lord of the Rings!; Rental Betrayal

    A disgruntled, retired police officer sues for the value of a retirement ring and plaque; a landlord says a former tenant damaged and stole property, but she says he evicted her so he could move into the home she was renting.

  • Hot Bench - Love, Sex and Cancer; Great Friend ... Awful Roommate? (Season 1 Episode 191)
    Season 1 Episode 191:

    Love, Sex and Cancer; Great Friend ... Awful Roommate?

    A man with throat cancer fights with his ex over rent; a mom says her former roommate smoked pot, ate all of the food and had a dog who ruined furniture.

  • Hot Bench - Parrot Autopsy Results Revealed!; The 50 Missing Items List (Season 1 Episode 190)
    Season 1 Episode 190:

    Parrot Autopsy Results Revealed!; The 50 Missing Items List

    A veterinarian provides the results of a controversial autopsy; a woman accuses her son's ex-girlfriend of damaging her home and stealing property.

  • Hot Bench - Counterfeit Sneaker Scam!; Friends or Lovers? (Season 1 Episode 189)
    Season 1 Episode 189:

    Counterfeit Sneaker Scam!; Friends or Lovers?

    A woman questions the authenticity of her new basketball shoes; a nurse pays off her boyfriend's parking tickets and he refuses to pay her back.