Judge Judy: $500 for Smashed Window (2/3/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $500 to Kenneth Mabry, for the window that Kelly McKee had smashed. Kelly had yelled to the judge that her decision was “insane”. Judge Judy then dismisses a case for the return of bunk beds, as Kevin Johnstone hid money in his ex-girlfriend Melissa Baldwin‘s name, to defraud his wife. He receives disability checks, and fathered 2 kids after. Kenneth claims that Kelly had yelled at him and thrown a paper cup of soda at him, which got his car wet. He threw the cup back at her. Kelly claims that Kenneth had cut in front of…

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Judge Judy: $1,600 for Car Damage (1/30/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $1,600 to Loretta Russo for car damage. Brett Yoches‘ car had rolled down and hit Loretta Russo’s car. The judge then awards $576 for a stolen iPad based on character judgment. She then tells tenants to move out and pay $1 for their pit bull bite. The victim said that the pit bull thought she was going to box it. Aaron Raines, 19, accuses a friend’s cousin Charles “Lydell” Burton of stealing her iPad. Aaron’s roommate Ciara Ward tells the judge that she was in the apartment all day and had seen Lydell in Aaron’s room….

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American Idol Recap: American Dream & Novelty Mirrored in Salt Lake City Auditions (1/29/14)

American Idol trooped to Salt Lake City and didn’t get disappointed with the attention-grabbing singers that auditioned for the show. First in line was 16-year old Austin Wolfe who not only projected the entire celebrity package, but also reflected the talent akin to Paramore’s Hayley Williams. Even Keith Urban called her a force to reckon with. More interest were generated by lumberjack Kylee Adamson (nope, no ax in the set), students Tessa Norman & Michael Simeon and bartender Keith Sanders. Self-proclaimed band geek Alex Preston looked like a man who was brave enough to face a lot of risks in…

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Mad Money Recap: Honeywell Still Bullish in China; Profiting from American Airlines Group (1/29/14)

Are the weaknesses in emerging markets big concerns in domestic stock trading? Mad Money with Jim Cramer puts this question into perspective now that the stock market is taking a big hit from the overseas slide. If you’re in for the long haul, you will have to take a little pain for the moment and wait until the market recovers. Today’s downward movement is no different. Cramer recalls several currency crises that whipped the market: Turkey (2 decades ago), Mexico in 1994, the Asian financial trouble and Russia in 1998. Thing is, the market rebounded tremendously after at least a…

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Judge Judy: $5,000 for Dog Bites (1/29/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $5,000 to Nancy Duker for dog bites. The dogs’ owner, Kerry Mack, claims that the dogs were provoked. The dogs had jumped out of the back seat of the car, through the window. The judge then returns a vampire costume back to its owner. She dismisses the part of the suit for expenses related to the recovery of the costume. I don’t see why dog owners bother to contest dog bites, when Judge Judy has favored the victims 5 out of the last 5 times at least. Kerry was inside the house when the attack happened….

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