Judge Judy

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  1. Salty

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    Am watching Judge Judy - the defendant is on welfare $1100 per month, + 800 per month for food stamps ( 5 kids) evidently a single parents and at least 2 mothers involved. He also stated he is an auto mechanic, but only does some work on the side for friends - and does the work in his brothers auto shop.
    Do you think Judge Judy has a responsibility to notify the county welfare office in Buffalo, NY of this guy working under the table - and who apparently has a skill which would provide a suitable income.
    He is suing the landlord to get his rent money back since he thinks the house is not up to livable standards.
     
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    If he's able to work and on welfare then he needs to be reported. End of subject.
     
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    If he did not think it up to standard, why did he pay the rent?

    As described, sounds like someone who is working the system.
     
  4. Salty

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    I believe it was stated that Welfare sent the rent check directly to the landlord.

    Yes, but by working he would be loosing a lot more. Not justifying the situation - just pointing out the errors of the system.
     
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    2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
     
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    So much to say here...:saint::tongue3::laugh:

    From what I've seen of the show, she has no actual legal jurisdiction over these matters. She, like Judge Wapner etc, is just a tv personality, though with previous legal experience and still part of the NY Bar if I'm thinking correctly.

    Anyways, the parties sign a document they they agree to uphold whatever decision she makes. Then, they go through these cases. They're a train wreck as one of my lawyer friends says. But her ruling is binding for the.

    Now, I don't think she needs to report him. If this is an actual case, which might be doubtful, being on TV ain't gonna help the man. Its kind of a self-reporting thing I guess.
     
  7. Salty

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    Usually don't watch Judy -

    Legally she is a mediator. And look at it this way - it is a case that does not take up the local small claims court.

    Lets hope some official in Buffalo was watching
     
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    I know....

    In the past, whe'd report these folks. I hope she hasn't changed!
     
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    The entitlement generation.
     

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