Shark Tank Recap: PowerPot Earns Leverage via Emerging Markets Niche (4/11/14)

Who could’ve thought that a pot of boiling water can power USB devices? When Caleb Light and David Toledo (photo in this recap) came on the Shark Tank, their PowerPot product was practically scoffed off as just another of those novelty items that could be fun for camping out; their reality was that it had a limited market that most of the Sharks didn’t find interesting. But then Mark Cuban specifically asked the owners’ market direction and learned of their tie-ups with organizations in emerging markets/ third world countries. Now this is undeniably a big market which made the product go…

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Judge Judy Awards Roommate $1,600 for Rent (4/11/14)

 Judge Judy Sheindlin awards John & Karen (spelling?) Sullivan $2,000 for Neighbor William Harris’ pit bull bites. She dismisses Shaquita Ballard’s $4,000 suit against sister Christine Ballard for a broken TV and Christine’s countersuit for damaged dining and living sets. Judge Judy then awards Chelsie Hill $1,600 for rent that Former Roommate Michael Rabaino (right, photo) owes her. Dog Bites This case makes it 7th out of 7 consecutive times that Judge Judy has favored the Plaintiff in a dog bite case. Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan sue William for $2,000 in vet bills after his pit bulls attacked their pit bull mutt….

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Judge Judy Recap 4/10/14: $2,159 for Hitting Fire Hydrant

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $859 to David Cady, for his brother Alan Cady’s motorcycle repairs. The judge awards $2,159 to Monica Mills, for car damage caused by Tabitha Smith (photo). The judge then awards $100 to Darren Berilla, for a loan to his Ex-Boyfriend Diego Dixon. Judge Judy then awards $300 to Tyler Hunter, for a deposit that he paid to Ex-Future-Landlord Latownsend Cassell. Rent & Repairs David claims that Alan had agreed to pay $100 rent a week. The judge initially awards David $3,200 for rent, but dismisses that part of the suit after she learns that Alan and kids doesn’t…

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Judge Judy Recap: No Proof of $5,000 Loan (4/9/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin dismisses CAT Scan Technician Lucy Ortiz’s $5,000 personal loan suit against Oil Field Worker Nemecio Benevidez (photo). Lucy could not show proof that she had lent him money. Lucy had also encashed over $12,000 so she could collect unemployment. The judge then orders Former Tenant Kimberly Rendon to pay $5,000 to her landlord Kolleen Dockins, for $4,700 rent and the remaining $300 for smoke and other damage. Loan Today’s episode has only 2 new cases. Lucy of Evans, CO, sues Ex-Boyfriend Nemecio of Greeley, CO. This is the more interesting case of the 2. He claims that…

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The Voice Recap: Blake Shelton Keeps Country Singers in Playoffs (4/8/14)

The Voice is currently in the Playoffs where the mentors make another cut in their teams, reducing each 5-strong group to just three before heading to the live shows. Blake Shelton endured the weight of decision-making ahead of everyone and the result was rather surprising when he decided to keep Audra McLaughlin and Jake Worthington in his team, two country singers that he initially thought would vie for just one spot. Blake’s pre-playoffs team composition was perhaps the strongest he’s had through the years, having assembled one supreme power vocalist (Sisaundra Lewis), three solid runners-up (Audra, Jake and rocker Ryan…

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