Judge Judy: $477 for Drawer and Shed (1/27/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $477 to Landlord Amanda Emhof (left in photo) for the replacement of a missing drawer and removal of a shed. Judge Judy doesn’t award Amanda damages due to wear and tear, like the replacement of carpets, and repainting of walls. The judge dismisses the counterclaim for maintenance and cleaning that Tenant Chassey Sossaman (right) had done, because she and her family could have moved. Judge Judy also awards $2,700 to Jerry Eldred for his ex-girlfriend’s bail. Rental Home Damages After the judgment, the tenant’s husband Jesse Sossaman, says that the house was not cleaned after the previous…

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Judge Judy: $4,865 for Lost Dog (1/24/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $4,865 to Paris Haider (right in photo) for the German Shepherd that Dog Trainer Kevin Ford had lost. She dismisses Paris’ brother Ali Hussain (left)’s lawsuit against Kevin for his untrained dog. She also dismisses Kevin’s countersuit for unpaid training fees. She then awards $367 to Robin Ashwell for 4 loans to her Godson Kevin Falls. Kevin had been electrocuted at work. Dog Paris bought his year-old German Shepherd for $4,500, but asks for $4,865 because of shipping and crating. Paris brought his papers. Ali’s dog is a 2-year-old Rottweiler. Ali sues Kevin for the return…

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Shark Tank Recap: Impressive Sales Talk Can’t Hide Poorly-Conceived FitDeck, LifeCaps (1/24/14)

Two of Shark Tank’s entrepreneurs tonight were a big hit on the entertainment aspect but failed in the “great ideas” division. In the end, the road to success is all about great products, business strategies and hard work. Let’s start with the not-so stellar hopefuls. At face value, the presentations of Phil Black and Daryl Stevenett were very impressive: from their sales pitch to their future goals. However, the details turned out to be disappointing. Phil Black is the man behind FitDeck, a group of cards illustrating various exercises. He said this is the most simple yet effective way of…

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American Idol Recap: Charming, Unassuming Singers Aplenty in Atlanta (1/23/14)

Day 4 of broadcast for American Idol’s  auditions kept us on our toes in Atlanta, Georgia. Well, not because it’s Ryan Seacrest’s hometown but largely to the quality of unassuming talent that had the three judges pleasantly surprised. A case in point is pre-school teacher Majesty Rose who took her time building up to the apex of a Coldplay song. Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban immediately recognized the subtle and elegant way she played, compounded by melodious singing that pulled them in. Jennifer Lopez noted Majesty’s effortless singing, something JLo claims as one thing constantly works hard on to sing…

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American Idol Recap: Detroit Auditons Oozing with Cool, Gritty & Quirky Talents (01/22/14)

The third day of broadcast on American Idol‘s auditions brought us all the way to Detroit, Michigan. Famously known as America’s motor city and the home of the Motown sound, judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban filtered the thousands of hopefuls to produce the perfect set of singers worthy of representing the city, state and the show. Keri Lynn Roche rose to the challenge and fearlessly took on two songs, “Radioactive” and Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”. Tonight, she became the first golden ticket holder known for her gritty vocals. She was followed by shoe salesman Julian…

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