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Judge Faith – I’m No Loan Shark; Rental Retaliation (Season 1: Episode #113)

Judge Faith – I’m No Loan Shark; Rental Retaliation (Season 1: Episode #113)


ANNOUNCER: TODAY ON “JUDGE FAITH,” A PHARMACIST SUES HIS FORMER EMPLOYEE AND HOPES TO TEACH HIM A LESSON. MAN: HEY. I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR MILK FOR THE BABY. GIVE ME 20. I’LL PAY YOU BACK NEXT WEEK. AND SO FORTH AND SO ON, AND IT ACCUMULATED UP TO OVER $200. JUDGE: YOU FOUND OUT THAT SOMEONE USED FRANK’S TRUCK TO COMMIT A ROBBERY, AND THE ROBBERS THEN DUMPED THE TRUCK AT YOUR HOUSE. MAN: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: ARE YOU STILL STICKING TO THAT STORY? ANNOUNCER: AND LATER, THIS PLAINTIFF IS SUING TO GET HER SECURITY DEPOSIT BACK AND ACCUSES HER LANDLORD OF BEING A CONTROL FREAK. WOMAN: THE ISSUE WAS HER USING THAT AS AN EXCUSE TO COME OVER TO DICTATE AND–AND WORRY ABOUT WHAT I HAVE GOING ON. WOMAN 2: THIS GIRL IS CRAZY. WOMAN 1: NO, I’M NOT CRAZY. [LAUGHTER] WOMAN 2: I SAID TO HER, DON’T DO THAT. SHE BEGAN TO BECOME ARGUMENTATIVE. THIS IS GOING TO GO IN A DIRECTION I’M NOT TRYING TO GO. JUDGE: THE TWO OF YOU ARGUING? I CAN’T IMAGINE. ANNOUNCER: FAITH JENKINS. HER DISTINGUISHED LEGAL CAREER BEGAN WHEN SHE GRADUATED FIRST IN HER LAW SCHOOL CLASS. SHE QUICKLY BECAME A TOUGH NEW YORK CITY PROSECUTOR, AND THEN A PRE-EMINENT LEGAL ANALYST ON CABLE NEWS. AND NOW SHE’S THE JUDGE IN HER OWN COURTROOM. HER CASES ARE REAL, AND HER RULINGS ARE FINAL. SHE IS JUDGE FAITH. PLAINTIFF FRANCIS SHARK IS SUING HIS FORMER EMPLOYEE FOR AN UNPAID LOAN AND THE COST OF AN IMPOUNDED VEHICLE. HE IS SEEKING $400. HE’S IN COURT TODAY WITH HIS WIFE PATSY. DEFENDANT CURTIS HENDRIX CLAIMS HE HAD DONE WORK FOR THE PLAINTIFF IN EXCESS OF THE LOAN AMOUNT, AND THAT THE TRUCK WAS STOLEN. BARBARA: REMAIN SEATED AND COME TO ORDER. COURT IS NOW IN SESSION. THE HONORABLE JUDGE FAITH JENKINS PRESIDING. YOUR HONOR, THIS CASE IS SHARK VERSUS HENDRIX. JUDGE: THANK YOU, BARBARA. FRANK SHARK? SHARK: HI. JUDGE: YOU ARE SUING THE DEFENDANT CURTIS HENDRIX? HENDRIX: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: FOR $400? SHARK: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: FOR A PERSONAL LOAN AND IMPOUND FEES. YOU SAY THAT THE DEFENDANT TOOK YOUR TRUCK WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION, PARKED IT ILLEGALLY, AND IT WAS IMPOUNDED? SHARK: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: UH, YOU ALSO SAY THAT HE OWES YOU FOR A PERSONAL LOAN FOR $200? SHARK: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: WHY DON’T WE START FROM THE BEGINNING, SIR, AND YOU TELL ME HOW YOU KNOW MR. HENDRIX. SHARK: OH, I MET THE MAN ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO. UH, HE IS A–HE’S A QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL WHO DID WORK FOR THE PHARMACY. I WAS RUNNING A PHARMACY AT THE TIME. AND, UH, HE DID THINGS LIKE LAWN MOWER CUTTING, CHANGING LIGHT BULBS. JUDGE: SO HE WASN’T A FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE, BUT YOU JUST USED HIM AS NEEDED SOMETIMES? SHARK: RIGHT, RIGHT, EXACTLY. WE USED TO HAVE SHARK PROFESSIONAL PHARMACY. JUDGE: OK. SHARK: IT HAD BEEN OPEN FOR 47 YEARS. JUDGE: WOW. SHARK: WHEN I LOOKED AT THE CALENDAR AND SAID, HEY, YOU KNOW HOW LONG YOU BEEN HERE? JUDGE: MM-HM. SO DID HE JUST HAPPEN TO COME BY ONE DAY AND THE TWO OF YOU STRUCK UP A CONVERSATION? SHARK: EXACTLY. OFF AND ON, THERE WERE TIMES WHEN, HEY, I NEED 5, I NEED 10, WHICH IS FOR THE MOST PART [INDISTINCT] PROBABLY OVERLOOKED. BUT AS OF RECENT TIMES, WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM, SOMETHING THAT HE HAD NEVER HAD ANY KNOWLEDGE OF, A BABY GIRL. AND, UH… JUDGE: YOU FOUND OUT THAT YOU HAD A CHILD EARLIER THIS YEAR? HENDRIX: YES. JUDGE: OK. AND HOW OLD IS THE CHILD? HENDRIX: 7 MONTHS. WELL, I HAVE A SECOND CHILD ON THE WAY. JUDGE: IS THIS BY THE SAME WOMAN? HENDRIX: YES. JUDGE: OK. SHE JUST TOLD ME, AND I WAS SHOCKED. I WAS SCARED. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. FRANK–I CAME TO HIM AND ASKED HIM, I SAY, I NEED TO BORROW SOME MONEY. SO… JUDGE: WELL, WHAT WAS GOING ON, SIR? SHARK: WELL, THE SITUATION WAS THAT OH, HEY, I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR MILK FOR THE BABY. GIVE ME 20. GIVE ME 10. I’LL PAY YOU BACK NEXT WEEK. AND SO FORTH AND SO ON, AND IT ACCUMULATED UP TO OVER $200, WHICH BROUGHT IT TO THE SECOND PART. HE TALKED TO ME RATHER RECENTLY AND SAID, HEY, YOUR TRUCK HAS BEEN TOWED AWAY. HE DID NOT TELL ME HE WAS USING IT. JUDGE: AND HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY TO GET THE TRUCK OUT, $200? SHARK: TWO HUNDRED AND–$204. JUDGE: SO YOU SAY, SIR–AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS VERY INTERESTING IN YOUR ANSWER–THAT YOU FOUND OUT THAT SOMEONE USED FRANK’S TRUCK TO COMMIT A ROBBERY? HENDRIX: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: AND THE ROBBERS BROKE INTO SOMEONE’S HOUSE, STOLE EVERYTHING, AND THEN DUMPED THE TRUCK AT YOUR HOUSE? HENDRIX: YES, MA’AM. [LAUGHTER] HENDRIX: IT HAPPENED. WE–WELL, LATER, SEE, THEY FOUND THE GUY THAT DONE IT, YEAH, AND EVERYTHING. JUDGE: ARE YOU STILL STICKING TO THAT STORY? HENDRIX: YES, MA’AM. [LAUGHTER] JUDGE: WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED? HENDRIX: I WAS ASLEEP, AND I GOT A KNOCK AT THE DOOR. IT WAS SOME OFFICERS, AND THEY ASKED ME ABOUT THE TRUCK. THEY SAID THEY WANTED TO TOW IT AND PUT IT FOR EVIDENCE. AND I ASKED THE QUESTION, WHY? AND THEY SAID THESE INDIVIDUALS STOLE SOMETHING OUT OF SOMEONE’S HOUSE. AND THEY WIPED OUT THE WHOLE HOUSE. JUDGE: WHY WOULD THEY PARK IT IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE? HENDRIX: BECAUSE AT THE TIME THE GARAGE WASN’T FIXED IN MY HOUSE, SO THEY DUMPED ALL THE STUFF IN MY GARAGE. SHARK: WELL, YOUR HONOR, THE MAN IS LIVING IN MY OLD HOUSE, AND HE’S BEEN LIVING THERE FOR THE LAST 6 OR 8 MONTHS. AND HE HASN’T PAID A DIME’S RENT. JUDGE: IS HE SUPPOSED TO BE PAYING RENT? SHARK: UH, I HAVE NEVER ASKED THE MAN, SO I CAN’T COME DOWN WITH BOTH FEET. JUDGE: WHAT’S GOING ON? HENDRIX: WE HAD AN AGREEMENT–NO SIGNED AGREEMENT [INDISTINCT] FOR ME TO PAY RENT, JUST IN THE WORK. SO I DONE PROBABLY DID ABOUT $1,400 OR $1,500 WORTH OF WORK. ANNOUNCER: COMING UP: LIKE THE SAYING GOES, NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED. PATSY: WE WERE GOING TO HELP HIM BUY THE HOUSE. ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS GET A JOB AND HELP FIX IT UP. HE LOST HIS JOB, AND HE NEVER DID ANOTHER THING THERE. ANNOUNCER: AND LATER, TEMPERS GET HOT IN GEORGIA. JUDGE: WHAT WAS THE ISSUE, JUST THE FACT THAT YOU HAD TO… WOMAN: SHE JUST WANTS TO FIND ONE. WOMAN 2: COLLECTING THE MAIL ON A DAILY BASIS. WOMAN 1: REALLY? WOMAN 2: YES, REALLY. JUDGE: MA’AM, MA’AM, MA’AM. ANNOUNCER: PLAINTIFF FRANCIS SHARK SAYS HE TRIED TO HELP THE DEFENDANT GET HIS LIFE TOGETHER. DEFENDANT CURTIS HENDRIX SAYS HE DOESN’T NEED TO PAY THE LOAN BACK BECAUSE HE DID EXTRA WORK FOR HIS EMPLOYER THAT EXCEEDED THE LOAN AMOUNT. JUDGE: DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANT TO SAY, MA’AM? PATSY: YES, YOUR HONOR. JUDGE: AND YOU ARE MR. SHARK’S WIFE? PATSY: YES. JUDGE: OK. PATSY: WHEN WE LET MR. HENDRIX STAY AT THE HOUSE, WE WERE GOING TO HELP HIM BUY THE HOUSE. ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS GET A JOB AND HELP FIX IT UP. WE WOULD PAY FOR THE MATERIALS. WELL, THAT LASTED ABOUT TWO MONTHS. HE LOST HIS JOB, AND HE NEVER DID ANOTHER THING THERE. AND AS FAR AS THE TRUCK, THE TRUCK WAS PARKED AT OUR HOUSE OVER THERE. JUDGE: WAIT. YOU LEFT THE TRUCK AT THE HOUSE WHERE HE WAS STAYING AT? PATSY: IT HAD A FIELD THERE BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE NO PLACE TO PUT IT AT OUR HOUSE. JUDGE: SO–BUT YOU’RE SAYING THE ROBBERS STOLE THE TRUCK FROM YOUR HOUSE… HENDRIX: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: …AND THEN RETURNED IT AND LEFT IT BACK IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE. HENDRIX: I EVEN CAUGHT THEM WITH MY OWN EYES. YES, MA’AM. THE COPS NEVER DID NOTHING UNTIL NOW. THEY WAS LOOKING FOR SOME GUY NAMED LARRY, SO I TOLD THEM I WASN’T LARRY. AND LARRY’S LIKE 6 FEET TALL AND HE’S A WHITE GUY. JUDGE: DO YOU HAVE THE IMPOUND RECEIPT OR ANYTHING FROM THE IMPOUND LOT? MAY I SEE IT, PLEASE? PATSY: AND THE POLICE SAID IT WAS A BLACK MAN THAT HAD LEFT THE TRUCK THERE. JUDGE: SO, WHAT’S GOING ON HERE, SIR? SOUNDS TO ME THAT OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, MR. SHARK HAS GIVEN YOU A NUMBER OF JOBS. YOU’RE NOW LIVING IN HIS OLD HOME NOT PAYING ANY RENT. SEEMS LIKE THIS WOULD BE SOMEONE YOU WOULD BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO TRY TO… HENDRIX: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: …PAY BACK $200. HENDRIX: WELL, AT THE TIME I DID DO WORK AND HE DIDN’T PAY ME, SO I FIGURED WE [INDISTINCT]. BUT HE SAID IT WASN’T, SO I’M LIKE WOW. JUDGE: BUT THE AGREEMENT WAS THAT HE WOULD LOAN YOU $200 AND YOU… HENDRIX: AND I HAD TO PAY IT BACK. JUDGE: …WOULD PAY HIM BACK $200, RIGHT? HENDRIX: YES, YES. JUDGE: OK. I DON’T KNOW MANY PEOPLE THAT WOULD GIVE THEIR HOME AND ALLOW YOU TO LIVE IN THERE FOR 6 TO 8 MONTHS AND NOT PAY A DIME. HE SAID HE–HE’S NEVER EVEN ASKED YOU FOR ANY MONEY. HENDRIX: WELL, HE HASN’T. I [INDISTINCT] OFFER. JUDGE: AND THEY EVEN OFFERED TO HELP YOU BUY THE HOUSE. HENDRIX: YEAH, I KNOW. JUDGE: SO WHY ARE WE HERE OVER $400? HENDRIX: ‘CAUSE I DIDN’T PAY HIM. I FEEL THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO. JUDGE: AND SEE, THAT’S–THAT’S THE SAD PART ABOUT THIS TO ME. IT’S REALLY UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU FEEL THAT WAY. SHARK: YOUR HONOR? NOW’S THE TIME FOR ME TO STEP IN. I CANNOT DO ANY MORE FOR THE MAN. I WANTED HIM TO STRAIGHTEN UP. AND THEN IT CAME TO MY MIND, I SAID SMALL CLAIMS COURT. AND WITH YOUR HELP, AND WITH THE HELP OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, I’M HOPING WE’RE GOING TO GET PAST THIS MAN’S BASIC MIND TO A MORE COMPREHENSIBLE ADULT MIND. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? [APPLAUSE] JUDGE: MAKES SENSE TO ME. PATSY: WE JUST WANT TO TEACH HIM A LESSON. SHARK: I’D LIKE TO SEE HIS MONEY, TOO. [LAUGHTER] JUDGE: THIS IS NOT A DIFFICULT ONE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WITH THESE ROBBERS. YOU SAY THEY DUMPED THIS TRUCK IN–IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE. THAT STORY’S NOT GOING VERY FAR WITH ME. BUT I WILL SAY THIS TO YOU: I THINK YOU NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB. WITH THE CHOICES YOU’RE MAKING IN YOUR LIFE, WITH YOUR WORK ETHIC–BECAUSE IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU ANY MORE. YOU HAVE TWO KIDS NOW. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU. IT’S ABOUT THEM, AND YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. [APPLAUSE] JUDGE: AND I HOPE–I HOPE WHEN YOU GO BACK THAT YOU CAN SALVAGE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MR. SHARK BECAUSE HE SEEMS LIKE HE’S PROBABLY THE FATHER OR THE GRANDFATHER SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HAD. AND IT’S NOT OFTEN THAT YOU COME ACROSS PEOPLE THAT JUST WANT TO HELP. YOU KNOW, SIR, I’M SURE HE’S NOT THE FIRST PERSON THAT YOU’VE LOOKED OUT FOR IN YOUR COMMUNITY. AND THANK YOU, BECAUSE IT’S–IT’S AN HONORABLE THING. [APPLAUSE] JUDGE: JUST TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING. JUDGMENT IN THIS CASE IS FOR THE PLAINTIFF, $400. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU. [APPLAUSE] ANNOUNCER: PLAINTIFF SHARMAINE MCINTYRE IS SUING HER FORMER LANDLORD FOR THE SECURITY DEPOSIT, A REFRIGERATOR, AND RENT OVERPAYMENT. SHE’S SEEKING $2,400. DEFENDANT LATRYCE GATHING SAYS THE PLAINTIFF WAS ALWAYS LATE ON THE RENT, AND EVEN HAD TO PAY IN INSTALLMENTS. SHE IS SEEKING $2,400. JUDGE: SHARMAINE MCINTYRE? MCINTYRE: YES, MA’AM. JUDGE: YOU ARE SUING THE DEFENDANT, LATRYCE GATHING? GATHING: CORRECT. JUDGE: FOR $2,400, THE RETURN OF A SECURITY DEPOSIT, A REFRIGERATOR, RENT OVERPAYMENT, AND PAINT SUPPLIES? MCINTYRE: THAT’S CORRECT. JUDGE: AND YOU ARE COUNTER- SUING, MA’AM, FOR $2,700 FOR DAMAGES YOU SAY MISS MCINTYRE CAUSED TO YOUR HOME? GATHING: CORRECT. JUDGE: MISS MCINTYRE, WE’LL START WITH YOU. WHY DON’T YOU GIVE ME SOME BACKGROUND AND TELL ME WHY YOU BROUGHT THIS LAWSUIT? MCINTYRE: I MET MISS LATRYCE LAST JANUARY. I LOCATED HER HOME ON A RENTAL WEBSITE. UM, IT WAS ACCOMMODATING FOR ME AND MY 4 CHILDREN. JUDGE: WHERE IS THIS HOME LOCATED? MCINTYRE: IT’S LOCATED IN STONE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA. JUDGE: AND HAVE YOU ALWAYS LEASED THE PROPERTY OUT? GATHING: NO. I HAD LIVED IN THE HOME. IT WAS OUR STARTER HOME. SHE WAS MY FIRST TENANT. AND I CHOSE HER BECAUSE SHE PROMISED ME SHE WOULD TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY HOME AS IF IT WAS HER OWN. JUDGE: SO THE TWO OF YOU THEN SIGN A LEASE. DO YOU HAVE A COPY OF THAT? GATHING: I DO. JUDGE: MAY I SEE IT, PLEASE? GATHING: MM-HMM, YES. JUDGE: AND WHAT IS THE AGREED-UPON RENT? GATHING: THE AGREEMENT ON… MCINTYRE: $982. GATHING: SHE’S PART OF THE GEORGIA HOUSING. IT WAS LISTED FOR $1,200, AND THEY WOULD PAY $982. SHE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR $9. THE DIFFERENCE WAS LIKE $207 THAT SHE WAS STILL PAYING TO ARRIVE TO THE $1,200. THAT WAS THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SHE AND I. JUDGE: WHAT WAS THE RELATIONSHIP LIKE BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU? MCINTYRE: IT STARTED OFF BEING ON A GOOD NOTE. UM, AT SOME POINT THROUGHOUT THE RELATIONSHIP, LATRYCE STARTED TO BE CONTROLLING. ANNOUNCER: COMING UP. MCINTYRE: SHE TELLS THIS MAN HE CHARGES TOO MUCH. SHE WAS GOING TO WAIT FOR THIS GUY TO COME FROM OUT OF TOWN. MY CHILD WAS SICK. GATHING: YOUR HONOR. MCINTYRE: I TELL HER I CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS WORK. ANNOUNCER: PLAINTIFF SHARMAINE MCINTYRE IS SUING HER FORMER LANDLORD FOR HER SECURITY DEPOSIT. SHE CLAIMS THE DEFENDANT WAS CONSTANTLY COMING BY THE HOUSE. DEFENDANT LATRYCE GATHING SAYS THE PLAINTIFF PROMISED TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER HOME. SHE’S COUNTERSUING FOR THE COST OF REPAIRS. MCINTYRE: LAST YEAR THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT WENT OUT. MY–MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, SHE HAS ASTHMA, AND I CALLED LATRYCE AFTER WORK, AND I SAID SHE WAS GOING TO GET SOMEONE OUT. SHE CALLS BACK AND SHE SAID THE PERSON WOULD BE THERE ON FRIDAY. THIS IS LIKE MONDAY OR TUESDAY. NOW, MY DAUGHTER IS STARTING TO WHEEZE AND HAVE THESE BREATHING ISSUES. I SUGGESTED A FRIEND WHO SPECIALIZES IN HVAC TO COME OVER TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE UNIT. SHE TELLS THIS MAN HE CHARGES TOO MUCH. SHE WAS GOING TO WAIT FOR THIS GUY TO COME FROM OUT OF TOWN. MY CHILD WAS SICK. GATHING: YOUR HONOR. MCINTYRE: I TELL HER I CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS WORK. HE COMES OVER AND–AND DOES A FAVOR FOR ME AND FIXES THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT FOR HER. SHE BLOWS UP. GATHING: YOUR HONOR. SHE CALLED ME THAT EVENING AND SAID THE A/C UNIT WAS OUT. AND MIND YOU, IT’S IN SEPTEMBER BECAUSE AT THAT POINT IT’S GETTING COOL. AND… JUDGE: WELL, SEPTEMBER IN GEORGIA… GATHING: YEAH. JUDGE: I’M FROM LOUISIANA. GATHING: WELL, IT WAS STILL… JUDGE: STILL PRETTY HOT. GATHING: IT WASN’T–IT WASN’T SUPER HOT. MCINTYRE: IT WAS VERY HUMID, JUDGE FAITH. JUDGE: IT’S STILL HOT. GATHING: SO SHE DIDN’T TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT HER CHILD AT THIS POINT, MIND YOU, YOUR HONOR. SO I SAID OK, LET ME CALL… JUDGE: MA’AM, MA’AM, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME. GATHING: I SAID LET ME… [LAUGHTER] GATHING: I SAID LET ME CONTACT MY BROTHER, WHO IS A CERTIFIED HVAC PERSON AND A CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN. SO HE GOES STRAIGHT TO HER HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY. SHE’S ALREADY HAD THE GUY, UNAUTHORIZED BY ME, FIX THE UNIT WITHOUT TELLING ME. WHAT I TRIED TO MAKE HER UNDERSTAND IS THAT… JUDGE: WELL, WHO PAID FOR THAT? GATHING: SHE DID, I GUESS. MCINTYRE: HE DID NOT CHARGE BECAUSE HE’S A FAMILY FRIEND. AND WHICH I… JUDGE: OK, SO WHAT WAS THE ISSUE? WHAT WAS THE ISSUE? GATHING: THE POINT WAS, IF SOMETHING OCCURS, IF A FIRE STARTS BECAUSE IT WAS AN ELECTRIC–ELECTRIC ISSUE, I SAID, THAT LIABILITY’S ON ME. SHE SAID, WELL, I WAS DOING YOU A FAVOR. I SAID, NO, I DON’T NEED THOSE KIND OF FAVORS. SO I SAID TO HER, DON’T DO THAT. SHE BEGAN TO BECOME ARGUMENTATIVE. I HUNG UP. OTHERWISE, THIS IS GOING TO GO IN A DIRECTION I’M NOT TRYING TO GO. JUDGE: THE TWO OF YOU ARGUING? I CAN’T IMAGINE. GATHING: RIGHT. MCINTYRE: SHE TELLS–SHE TELLS THE STORY TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I RECALL. JUDGE: OK. SO I’VE–I’VE HEARD BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY NOW. WHAT WAS THE NEXT ISSUE? MCINTYRE: THE NEXT ISSUE IS, ON A DAILY BASIS, ME AND MY KIDS ARE BAGGING UP HER MAIL. JUDGE: WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE MAIL? MCINTYRE: SO THAT WAS ANOTHER INCONVENIENCE. GATHING: THIS GIRL IS CRAZY. MCINTYRE: NO, I’M NOT CRAZY. [LAUGHTER] MCINTYRE: ALL OF MY OTHER CREDIT CARDS… JUDGE: WAS IT–WAS IT THAT MUCH MAIL? GATHING: IT WASN’T. MCINTYRE: IT WAS. GATHING: JUNK MAIL, YOUR HONOR. MCINTYRE: JUDGE FAITH, I WISH MY KIDS WERE HERE. NONE OF IT WAS JUNK, AND NOTHING WAS FROM THE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LATRYCE. YES, I AM DEAD SERIOUS. JUDGE: WHAT WAS THE ISSUE, JUST THE FACT THAT YOU HAD TO… MCINTYRE: COLLECTING THE MAIL ON A DAILY BASIS. GATHING: REALLY? MCINTYRE: YES, REALLY. YOU GOT MORE MAIL THERE THAN ME. JUDGE: MA’AM, MA’AM, MA’AM! SO THE ISSUE WAS GOING TO THE MAILBOX, GETTING THE MAIL OUT, AND HAVING TO PUT HER MAIL TO THE SIDE? MCINTYRE: NO, JUDGE FAITH. THE ISSUE WAS HER USING THAT AS AN EXCUSE TO COME OVER TO DICTATE AND… JUDGE: OK. MCINTYRE: …AND WORRY ABOUT WHAT I HAVE GOING ON. TO TRY TO TELL ME WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT DO AS IF SHE’S MY MOTHER. JUDGE: HOW OFTEN WOULD SHE COME OVER THERE? MCINTYRE: WEEKLY. GATHING: YOUR HONOR, THIS GIRL IS LYING. FIRST OF ALL, IF I’M… MCINTYRE: I’M NOT A GIRL, LATRYCE. I’M A WOMAN. GATHING: WHY WOULD I DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO STONE MOUNTAIN? I MOVED INTO THE CITY FOR CONVENIENCY. I NEVER SAW HER BUT ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS, IF THAT. JUDGE: OK. YOU ARE SUING FOR A REFRIGERATOR. MCINTYRE: THAT SHE GAVE ME, AND WE HAVE A LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT SHE TYPED UP AND SIGNED. GATHING: YOUR HONOR, THE REFRIGERATOR, I GIFTED TO HER FOR ZERO DOLLARS BECAUSE OF THE FACT… JUDGE: THAT’S USUALLY HOW GIFTS WORK. GATHING: RIGHT. IT WAS GIFTED–WELL, I’M SAYING AS A TENANT. SHE’S NOT MY FRIEND. JUDGE: OK. GATHING: SO SHE CAME TO ME AND SAYS, LATRYCE, I DON’T NEED THE REFRIGERATOR. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO WITH IT? I SAID, LEAVE IT. SHE TEXTED ME ON THE 26TH AND SAID, I CHANGED MY MIND. I’M GOING TO NEED A REFRIGERATOR BECAUSE WHERE I’M GOING THEY DON’T HAVE ONE. I SAID, WELL, WAIT A MINUTE. I INCLUDED IT IN THE SALE OF THE HOME, NOW, BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRYING TO MOVE IT. SHE SAID, OK. JUDGE: YOU TOLD HER YOU DIDN’T NEED THE REFRIGERATOR? MCINTYRE: BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW THAT I WAS GOING TO NEED IT AT THE TIME. JUDGE: OK. SO WHY ARE YOU SUING FOR IT NOW? MCINTYRE: BECAUSE I ENDED UP NEEDING A REFRIGERATOR. [LAUGHTER] MCINTYRE: I MEAN, [INDISTINCT] REFRIGERATOR. THE OWNER–THE OWNER TOLD ME I WAS GOING TO NEED A REFRIGERATOR. JUDGE: MA’AM, WAS SHE–WAS SHE–SO WHEN YOU TOLD HER YOU DIDN’T NEED THE REFRIGERATOR, YOU COULD UNDERSTAND THEN, AT THAT POINT, SHE COULD DO WHAT SHE WANTS TO WITH IT? MCINTYRE: AND I UNDERSTAND THAT, AND I ASKED HER. JUDGE: I DON’T THINK YOU DO, BECAUSE YOU’RE SUING FOR IT. MCINTYRE: YEAH. JUDGE: OK. WHAT’S THE NEXT ISSUE? MCINTYRE: THE NEXT ISSUE WAS, I ASKED… JUDGE: YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT. GATHING: WHEN WE DID THE WALK-THROUGH, SHE HAD DAMAGED MANY WALLS WHERE SHE TRIED TO TOUCH UP, AND IT SMEARED ALL OVER THE WALLS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURES THAT I’VE SUBMITTED… JUDGE: LET ME TAKE A LOOK. GATHING: AND IF YOU NOTICE IN THE LEASE IT SAYS NO HANGING OF CURTAINS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. JUDGE: HOW WAS SHE SUPPOSED TO COVER THE WINDOWS? GATHING: WELL, HOW I COVERED IT, I PUT, UH, THE SPRING ROD UP THERE. AND THAT’S… JUDGE: YOU’RE NOT ONE OF THOSE HANDS-OFF TYPE OF LANDLORDS… GATHING: I AM, YOUR HONOR. JUDGE: …BECAUSE THIS IS YOUR–NO. THIS IS YOUR HOME. I CAN TELL. THIS IS–THIS IS THE HOME THAT YOU LIVED IN FOR HOW MANY YEARS? GATHING: 13. JUDGE: WITH YOUR FAMILY? GATHING: MM-HMM. JUDGE: THIS IS THE FIRST PERSON WHO’S MOVING INTO THIS HOME. THIS HOME HAS A LOT OF SENTIMENTAL VALUE. YOU KEPT HER SECURITY DEPOSIT? GATHING: YES. JUDGE: FOR $1,200? GATHING: MM-HMM. JUDGE: DID YOU, WITHIN 45 DAYS, GIVE HER AN ITEMIZED LIST OF THE DEDUCTIONS… GATHING: I DID. JUDGE: …YOU WERE MAKING? DO YOU HAVE A COPY OF THAT? GATHING: YES. JUDGE: MAY I SEE IT? DID SHE SEND YOU AN ITEMIZED BREAKDOWN WITHIN 45 DAYS, OF THE DAMAGES? MCINTYRE: SHE SENT… JUDGE: BUT YOU ADMIT SOME OF THE WALLS NEED TO BE REPAINTED, RIGHT? MCINTYRE: YES, JUDGE FAITH. AND–AND I NEVER NOT ONE TIME SAID TO LATRYCE THAT I DID NOT. BUT… JUDGE: DO YOU HAVE PROOF THAT YOU PAID THIS INVOICE, MA’AM? GATHING: NO. THAT WAS THE ESTIMATE. I ENDED UP PAYING CLOSING COSTS VERSUS HAVING THEM PAINT. JUDGE: SO YOU DIDN’T HAVE THE ACTUAL REPAIRS THAT YOU SAY YOU KEPT HER SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR DONE? GATHING: WELL, I COULDN’T BECAUSE–WELL, WHAT HAPPENED IS, IS THAT I PAID… JUDGE: NO. I NEED TO KNOW, IF YOU’RE GOING TO KEEP A SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR DAMAGES, I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT YOU PAID TO REPAIR THE DAMAGES. GATHING: WELL, I PAID–OK. THESE ARE THE REPAIRS THAT I PAID FOR. JUDGE: THIS IS AN INVOICE. IT DOESN’T SHOW ME PROOF OF PAYMENT. WHY WOULDN’T YOU HAVE A RECEIPT, A BANK STATEMENT, A–SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU PAID THIS MONEY? GATHING: I PAID HIM CASH. I HAD NO IDEA WE WERE GOING TO END UP HERE. UM, BUT… MCINTYRE: YOU SENT ME AN EMAIL THREATENING TO BRING ME TO COURT. JUDGE: MA’AM, MA’AM. THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. ANNOUNCER: AND NOW, JUDGE FAITH RULES. JUDGE: YOU HAVE A TENANT WHO CLEARLY DOESN’T MAKE A LOT OF MONEY, WHO HAS 4 KIDS, AND YOU’RE KEEPING A $1,200 SECURITY DEPOSIT. YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO DO THAT IF SHE DAMAGED THE PROPERTY. BUT YOU’VE GOT TO SHOW HER THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION. GATHING: WELL, THAT WAS… JUDGE: WHAT DID YOU WANT TO SAY, MA’AM? WHAT DID YOU WANT TO SAY? OH, NOW YOU’RE QUIET? [LAUGHTER] MCINTYRE: BECAUSE I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHICH IT I DO WANT TO SAY RIGHT NOW. GATHING: UH, YOUR HONOR. JUDGE: ALL RIGHT. CLEARLY YOU HAD TO REPAINT SOME AREAS IN THE HOME BASED ON THE PHOTOS THAT I SAW. I’M JUST GOING TO HAVE TO DO A ROUGH ESTIMATE. EVEN WHAT YOU’VE SUBMITTED IS ONLY AN INVOICE FOR $625. YOU JUST–YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR EVIDENCE TOGETHER. YOU DON’T HAVE IT. MCINTYRE: YOUR HONOR. GATHING: SHARMAINE’S LIFE STORY IS HER GETTING OVER ON THE SYSTEM, ON PEOPLE. MCINTYRE: OH. GATHING: SHE’S BEEN ON SECTION 8 SINCE SHE’S HAD [INDISTINCT], AND I JUST THINK… JUDGE: SHH, SHH. GATHING: BUT LET ME SAY THIS. WHEN I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN… JUDGE: [BANGS GAVEL] HERE’S WHAT I’M GOING TO DO. I AM GOING TO ORDER YOU TO RETURN HER SECURITY DEPOSIT MINUS $250. THAT $250, I THINK, IS A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR YOU TO HIRE SOMEBODY TO FIX THE PATCHES THAT SHE LEFT ON THE WALL. YOUR COUNTERCLAIM IS DISMISSED. JUDGMENT FOR THE PLAINTIFF IN THE AMOUNT OF $950. [APPLAUSE] ANNOUNCER: IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS A DISPUTE, DON’T TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. LET JUDGE FAITH RULE ON IT FOR YOU. TO SUBMIT YOUR CASE, GO TO JUDGEFAITH.COM AND TELL US YOUR STORY. SEE YOU IN COURT.

100 comments on “Judge Faith – I’m No Loan Shark; Rental Retaliation (Season 1: Episode #113)

  1. So sad….a real piece of shit! That's why it hard to have good help from folks now a days. Sad sad! Kids wow!

  2. 1st Case: Damn the Good Opportunities are Wasted on Lazy Ass Scum!!! Hott Damn Mess!!! Fucking Loser!!!

  3. I pray I could land someone in my life like Mr. Shark
    His character is RARE nowadays. Smh, that young man needs a bitch slap upside the head

  4. In the second case, if you look behind the defendant on the right side there is a woman falling asleep and nodding in and out trying to stay awake. Quite funny.

  5. Wanna point out, there's a reason August is the dog days of summer. September isn't cool for anything. I'm from Memphis and it's hot until November or December sometimes

  6. The defendant in the first case is a full blown idiot and opportunist. FREE RENT?! I am doing EVERYTHING I can to keep that situation going!!! AND they were going to help him to buy a house as long as he fixed it up AND they would buy the materials? I am not sure what this man has for brains. I am just appalled at his stupidity!

  7. If you can use someone that’s been nothing but good to you, you are the lowest of the low. Mr. Shark loses nothing by dropping Mr. Curtis.🤷🏽‍♀️

  8. First defendant is so triflin…..That man (Mr.Shark) seems to still want to help him even after all this help because hes only asking for $400 that defendant needs to get it together or let someone who is deserving receive those blessings

  9. First case- I would kick his ungrateful behind out of my house. The nerve of him to think he doesn't owe anything when he is staying rent free. In the words on Judge Lynn Toler, BE A BETTER MAN!!

  10. 2nd case defendant clearly thinks she’s better than the plaintiff, calling her “girl” as if she’s not a grown woman. No respect for her simply bc she’s on section 8

  11. 1st case: Mr. Shark seems like he is a wonderful man, he and his wife. As for Mr. Hendrix, he's a smooth talking slimy leech. They should never have trusted him as much as they did, nor been nearly as generous as they were, but no doubt Mr. Hendrix pulled on their heartstrings often, knowing they were very trusting and had helped him out bit by bit over the years- he assumed they would just bail him out for as long as they are alive and breathing, well, he got a reality check! Mr. Hendrix needs to grow up, and stop using people to take care of what is supposed to be HIS responsibilities.

  12. Second Case: I’m pretty sure the landlord is a “hover parent”. She needs to know EVERYTHING that’s going on at ALL times!

  13. This wonderful man in the first case has a good heart and the idiot of a defendant walked all over the plaintiff and his wife. The defendant is a con artist in every way possible, I believe he committed the robbery. I'd like to slap that smile off the defendant's face.

  14. In the first case..the defendant was trying to say she was on section 8 and so what, just because someone is getting supplemental help does not mean you have the right to mistreat, speak down or keep their money, there is something call wear and tear from every day living in an apt, but shame on you for talking about her getting help …since you're so on top of your game why didn't you have your stuff together to prove your case…learn how to treat folks!

  15. He done saved how much money by living rent free. Pay the man. He could have had a very important relationship if he would wake up and stop being a bum.

  16. People always want to bash people that are on section eight. They treat them like they are just mooching off the system. I love when people that act all high and mighty, end up in a situation that leaves them standing in line asking for some assistance. Anything can happen and when you live in a country that has two classes, you're rich or poor, it's not hard to find your rich ass down with the rest of us. All it takes is a simple layoff with no call back. Once your unemployment runs out, good luck trying to find another decent job -pay check to pay check.

    She tried making the plantiff look bad. Do these people not understand that these cases are determined by evidence,not shade?

  17. 1st case: The defendant should b ASHAME of himself! That man n wife helping yo sorry ass and you DO THIS TO THEM! PATHETIC!

  18. the black dude looked evil…he kept glaring and smirking – he's just gonna find someone else the leech off.

    A broken aircon unit does not cause asthma – she was just uncomfortable and used her kids for sympathy.
    She's not taking care of the place as agreed and is having questionable people do stuff on the house without permission…and she's not keeping up with her rent agreement – of course the landlord is going to keep coming by to keep an eye on things because it's still her property.

  19. First case: Individuums like this ungratefull little git are the reason, why people help each others out less and less.
    Mr. Shark still believes in him and hopes to get him on the right track by teaching him a lesson, and he is grinning and says, that he should not be paying anything. I hope that Mr Shark stops caring for him, if there are any more issues. And next time he helps someone i really wish, that this person pays him back double. Because that is what you do, as a grateful honest person. If someone helps you out, you ask them, what you can do for them, and not abusing their kindnes by taking and taking and asking for more.

  20. First case, dude is just ignorant, ungrateful, and pathetic, I wish someone would let me live rent free and trying to help your dumb as own the home smdh 🤦. Mr Shark has a good heart and it's niggas like that bum make the rest look ignorant. How do you fuck up an opportunity like that. Grow the fuck up lame.

  21. The defendant is a bloody ungrateful dog to use the plaintiff's like that! He should kiss their feet every morning! 😠💩🐕🐽😠

  22. First case…dude is an idiot, criminal and possibly a narcissist. Will lie at any cost not worried about the consequences and stick with the lie no matter how ridiculous it is. Try to get over on any and everyone, thinks he can out smart people and is clearly self centered. Smh

  23. Wow, in the first case you had an older white man helping a younger black man like that and letting him stay in his home. That isn’t something that happens all of the time. Dude had to act like stereotypical lowlife black guy. Makes all of us look bad.

  24. The first case dude is dumb smh he had two people willingly helping him out & basically handing him their old home & he screwed them over smh this why they say “ You can’t help someone that doesn’t wanna help themselves” 🤦🏽‍♀️💯

  25. 1st case:
    This is why I'm not generous anymore. Because of leeches like the defendant. He needs to be taught a lesson. He claims he knew nothing about the robbery, I call BULLSHIT. He's involved in some way shape or form.

  26. God bless you Mr. Shark. 🙌🏾❤️ .
    Dude , you're a fool and and ingrate. you need to stop with the ungrateful, lying and user crap. You're blocking your blessings. Grow up & stop bringing more kids to these world with your ungrateful broke d**k😡

  27. I low key got emotional from the first case like how dare you be so ungrateful to people going over and above to be good to you he should be on his knees thanking god that he has been blessed with such people on his life 🤷🏽‍♂️

  28. That worthless piece-of-shit is lucky to have found two very weak people. He deserves to be thrown out,but they will let him keep abusing and using them.And…. the useless shit will expect them to pay for his kids.And they will.I really don't understand them.

  29. Wow this couple is helping the defendant in ways most ppl can’t/wouldn’t. Ppl who burn their bridges are FOOLS!

  30. Only when the first defendant finally becomes an adult will he understand the mistake he made with the plaintiff and his wife and the opportunity he missed. 😔

  31. Wonder was she irresponsible (4 children) and now needing section 8? Some people make a mess of their lives and expect others to pick up the tab. Must be nice to pay $9 a month for rent.

  32. I'm so confused someone stole the truck and dumped the stolen items at his house with the truck wth…. I'm still confused

  33. I'm getting really good at looking at peoples micro Expressions when they lie. Blk dude in first case , told on himself if u just look at his face

  34. I loved the plaintiffs in the first case, they are very kind hearted people.
    Now the defendent in the second case has me wanting to curse her out. Some stuff you just don't say about people especially when you are accepting her hard earned Section 8 voucher!

  35. Housing people usually have horrible attitudes, begging for a place to live, then tear the shit up, move away, and complain about their deposits…i say clean the place up spotless, take photos, THEN complain…

  36. Lesson to be learnt, landlords never lease or rent your house to section 8 people, you will definitely end up with problems.

  37. Mr. Shark reminds me of Mr Lou, and old school Italian man I worked for out of high school, and meat cutting V.O.T.E.C the man was a saint. Treated like his son. I never wanted or needed, for anything. And neither did Mr. Lou. Mr. Shark you are a good man, and Mr. Lou, Rest In Peace. I am 50 years old. You passed 20 years ago. And I still miss you and Ma.

  38. I don’t find the second ruling fair. The plaintiff lied about the child’s asthma. You’d think the AC should actually be off because the kid has asthma. Secondly, the defendant made sense with the electric problem scenario. If there should’ve been a fire, all she’s get from the plaintiff is a sorry (an apology) and it’s still her debt. Besides calling on Monday EVENING and getting someone out there by Wednesday is a good time frame. Plaintiff got “her brother” to fix it next day. The fact that she even wants the fridge makes me want to pull those ears 😆. How stupid does she think the defendant is? 😆

  39. That 1st defendant needs a continual slapping until he gets it through his useless head that you don't use people like that. He's a friking user, and too broke to be an entitled ass. I wish I had a male figure in my life like Mr. Shark. He's given him so many opportunities to better his life and all that loser does is take take take like it's a friking joke.

  40. case #1)  el stupiddo  …..when his stupid az starts to shell out rent on a monthly basis he will quickly realize the error of his ways. when anybody from the kindness of their hearts opens their home to you rent free and all you have to do is repairs and general stuff. by god you better make sure they don't have to ask you twice !  this ungrateful trifling sorry excuse of a human being …..and the sad part is they were still trying to give him a chance to realize how stupid he was. damn fool with two mouths to feed and he wants to trip with the people who helping his trifling azz. he must of been knocked in the head fifty times with the stupid stick….

  41. In the first case, this man needs to grow up . These people is trying to help his ungrateful behind, he don't even care,This man wife is sick as you can see and he is an older man. If these people were my parent old buddy would be having a problem with me right now. In the second case the landlord tried to get over.

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