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June 20, 2007

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Anna S

Wendy,

While I do think it's better to rent from a lady, and this would be my first priority, it's not always possible.

What this man said and did wasn't a mere joke. It's harassment. It's rude. It would make any decent young woman sick. And the tragedy is that not everyone even realize 'what's the big deal'.

Lori

Lawyers have to go by the law. I'm not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure that a landlord being a jerk and a creep doesn't constitute sexual harrassment. It might have been harassment if he'd threatened to evict her or shut off her utilities if she didn't give him sexual favors. It doesn't sound like that was proved in court.

Lots of people don't like their landlords. It doesn't mean they get their rent back.

KS

I'm an attorney who happens to live near Huntington Beach. I don't practice landlord-tenant law, but my understanding is that California law is considered to be very pro-tenant. The young woman probably wishes that she had resolved this matter in small claims court instead.

Liz Neville

I too enjoy listening to JJ when she's on the side of the angels and berating some clueless jerk. She does relish her role. But even if the law didn't support the young lady's contention, the judge should have been more sympathetic to her dignity.

Dusty Brahlek

This reminds me of a bit different situation that I decided not to act on. My friend and I were checking into an Inn and when we pulled up I stayed in the car for the check-in process. When I looked up I could see the TV in the "break" area and there was hard core adult "entertainment" showing. when my friend got in the car again I was told I was too sensitive so I did not call and complain. However, I feel that it is not too much to ask not to see this type of thing when sitting in the car even at 2AM or so.

Paul

WHo cares what junk-TV says? Do these people actually have (or deserve) any credibility? It's like complaining that Aunt Abby gave the "wrong" advice on how to return ugly gifts. Who CARES??????????

Caring about drivel like this is reducing your blog to the same level of Geraldo-like carnival show

not-Paul

Wait, so you care about our caring when we should be not-caring, and it's Ok for you to care about our caring when we should be not-caring, but it's not OK for us to care about the messages young women are getting? I get it, NOT!

DBURD

iF jUDGE JUDY IS GOING TO PRACTICE LAW ON TELEVISION THAN SHE NEEDS T ACT LIKE A JUDGE AND LAWYER AND STOPY BARKING AT PEOPLE. IT IS TIME THAT SHE STOP TALKING AND START LISTENING MORE- SHE TALKS TO MUCH. BUT I GUESS THAT IS WHY SHE GETS PAID 20 MILLION DOLLARS TO SHOUT AT PEOPLE.
MY ADVICE, SO DO NOT USE TV COURT- SHE IS ONLY PAID TO HUMINLATE YOU NOT TO HELP YOU---GOING TO COURT IS TO HELP YOU TO RESOLVE ISSUES, NOT CREATE BIGGER PROBLES. AND HER STAFF- YOU GOT A SHAKING TO GO THROUGH - YOU HAD DONE SOMETHING ILLEGAL- WATCH IT AGAIN

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