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Friend of 'People's Court' Missing Mom: She Was Kidnapped

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Nov 24th 2011 11:05AM
Michelle Parker is still missing, and her friends and family are rightly concerned.

The Florida woman went missing the day after appearing with her ex-fiance on 'The People's Court.' According to WPBF, Michelle Parker, a 33-year-old mother of three, disappeared a day after she and her ex-fiance had a case heard on the TV court show.

On the show, which was taped months ago but just aired one week ago, Parker's ex-fiance Dale Smith sued her for $5,000. In turn, she talked about their "tumultuous and violent" relationship, which she called "poison."

Now, according to People, her friend has released a statement in which she insists that Parker "would not voluntarily disappear."

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Florida Mom Missing After 'People's Court' Appearance

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 21st 2011 12:30PM
A Florida woman has gone missing the day after appearing with her ex-fiance on 'The People's Court.' According to WPBF, Michelle Parker, a 33-year-old mother of three, disappeared a day after she and her ex-fiance had a case heard on the TV court show.

On the show, which was taped months ago but just aired on Thursday, Parker's ex-fiance Dale Smith sued her for $5,000. In turn, she talked about their "tumultuous and violent" relationship, which she called "poison."

Parker's Hummer SUV was found outside Smith's apartment after the show aired on Thursday. There were no signs of struggle or blood, and investigators are maintaining hope she may still be alive. Police do not currently consider Smith a suspect in her disappearance.

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Judge Marilyn Milian Says It's Hard Finding Good Cases for 'People's Court' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 24th 2011 1:00PM
Judge Marilyn Milian Says It's Hard Getting Good Cases for 'People's Court'Judge Marilyn Milian of 'The People's Court' said that, given her many years of experience in the legal system, she's not surprised that people are naive enough to air their dirty laundry on the courtroom show. And yet, it's hard finding good cases, she said on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

"It's hard to get good cases. It's not that it's so easy and people are lining up to humiliate themselves nationally," said Milian.

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A Trouble-Making Phone on 'The People's Court' (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 6th 2010 8:00PM
People rely a little too much on cell phones these days.

Take the case of the plaintiff in Tuesday's edition of 'The People's Court' (weekdays, syndicated). Back in January he was attempting to get a radio installed in his classic 1981 Camaro and he ran into some trouble. When Jude Marilyn Milian asked him if he had any photos of the car, he reached for his cell phone.

Apparently the plaintiff "couldn't get to the photo place in time." This ticked off the judge no end. She asked for his phone and a magnifying glass to see "the one-inch picture."

But it got better. The plaintiff got a ticket for parking at a bus stop, and the judge really thought that was funny, something the plaintiff just couldn't get.

[Spoiler alert]

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Crazy Fines on 'The People's Court' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 30th 2010 8:50PM
Crazy Fines on 'The People's Court'Let's play some ball on 'The People's Court' (weekdays, syndicated). The latest case concerns a baseball coach who hands out tons of fines to his teenage players, charging them money for even the smallest infraction. Judge Marilyn Milian reads out the long list of fines, which includes $10 for missing practice, $5 dollars for being late to practice, $2 for throwing your helmet on the field, $1 for a catching error -- and so on and on and on ...

The judge finds the whole thing to be hilarious, and says this to the coach: "God, you know how to take the fun of this [game], don't you?" But then, the coach makes the mistake of talking over Judge Milian while she's trying to speak. No, coach! You don't do that in 'The People's Court.' You're not on your baseball diamond, and you're not in control here.

"You talkin' over me?" the judge says. "You are on my field now; I talk over you." Then, she jokingly fines the coach $2 for his error.

Be careful, coach! We're pretty sure that Judge Milian has a strict "three strikes and you're out" policy.

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Judge Milian Kicks a Defendant Out of Her Courtroom (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 22nd 2010 7:56PM
Here's the way we wish the court system really worked -- you're in the wrong, stop wasting the court's time, get the hell out.

In this case on 'The People's Court' (weekdays, syndicated), the defendant had been hired to help the plaintiffs find an apartment and when they didn't get it, he kept their money. That's not right, Judge Marilyn Milian said. No matter who's fault it was for not getting the apartment, the defendant couldn't keep their money. But by the time she had said that, she was pretty much fed up with the defendant.

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A Very Unexpected Roommate on 'The People's Court' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 16th 2010 9:30PM
A Very Unexpected Roommate on 'The People's Court'Getting a new apartment is always a tricky affair. Does the shower work properly? Is the hot water hot enough? Is the AC cold? ... Is there a strange man living in the middle of the apartment?

The last issue is the one that comes up on 'The People's Court' (weekdays, syndicated). Judge Marilyn Milian has to deal with a young woman who is suing her landlord -- because some weird stuff happens when the girl moves into her new place.

The judge is willing to sympathize with the landlord to a certain extent. The apartment is dirty? Okay, that's not so bad. The lock on the bathroom door doesn't work? Not so great, but understandable.

... But then it is revealed that there's a strange man living in the place, and no one told the new girl. That's not cool. That's going to be a deal-breaker. Judge Milian points out that living with a dude kind of sucks even when you already know the guy. But a strange, unexpected guy in your new home for no reason? Bad, very bad. The judge orders the landlord to give the money back. Case closed!

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A Plaintiff Gets Out of Line in 'People's Court' (VIDEO)

by Harley W. Lond, posted May 6th 2010 7:52PM
George is in big trouble. Not only was he messing around with another man's wife, he got Judge Marilyn Milian angry.

When a character witness was introduced to the court on Thursday's edition of 'The People's Court' (weekdays, syndicated), George left his place behind the lectern to take a peek at him. Not a good move. Judge Milian admonished him: "Hey, yo, what do you think you're doing?" Bailiff Douglas menacingly walked over. "Don't walk away from the lectern in my court," Judge Milian said. Or ...

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'People's Court' Judge Marilyn Milian Loses Her Cool (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 31st 2010 3:00PM
Judge Marilyn Milian lays into a plaintiff for trusting a 22-year-old man with no money to pay rent on 'The People's Court' (weekdays, syndicated).

Milian harshly criticizes the plaintiff for counting on the young tenant to receive financial support from his family. "You are a 57-year-old adult and you ended up trusting that a 22-year-old, who has no money, would end up paying rent for six months, because you hoped he'd get it from his folks? I mean, that's just goofy. That's beyond goofy," she said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Ten Minutes to Wapner! 'People's Court' Judge to Return for His 90th Birthday

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 6th 2009 11:42AM
He was the face of the daytime staple 'The People's Court' from its premiere in 1981 to 1993, and he's dusting off his gavel and robes for one more episode. The currently presiding judge of 'The People's Court, Marilyn Milian, will relinquish the bench to Judge Joseph A. Wapner on Friday, Nov. 13, as he hands down one more ruling in honor of his 90th birthday.

Wapner, who served on the bench for the LA County Superior Court for 18 years before retiring and dispensing justice on TV, was the first judge in a pantheon of notables who ruled on the long-running small claims court TV show, including Ed Koch from 1997 to 1999, Jerry Sheindlin from 1999 to 2001, and presently Milian.

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Judge Wapner returning to The People's Court... for a day

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 5th 2009 10:32AM
wapner_the_peoples_courtThere's something sweet about birthday reunion celebration, and on Friday, November 13 -- defying all superstitions about Friday the 13th -- The People's Court will honor the original judge, Judge Wapner, on the show. Judge Marilyn Milian will move aside and the distinguished, no-nonsense Wapner will pick up the gavel one more time. Will Dustin Hoffman make a guest appearance? Gosh, I hope so.

Actually, it's Judge Wapner 90th birthday and he's getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (on November 12), so it just seemed appropriate to bring it full circle.

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Daytime Emmys add court category

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 27th 2008 8:25AM
Judge JudyThe Daytime Emmys have rendered their verdict: court TV shows will compete in their own Emmy award category. On April 30th, when the nominations are announced, legal shows will vie against each other in a new category meant to honor the best in court television. That means for the first time ever, Judge Judy can go up against the likes of The People's Court, Judge Alex, Divorce Court and the rest of the justice-driven syndicated real drama series currently on the air.

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