People's Court

A throwback to 1950s syndicated courtroom fare such as Traffic Court and The Stand Accused, Judge Marilyn Milian presides over a small-claims court where litigants have both agreed to bring their grievances.


Plaintiffs can file a claim for up to $1,500, while the defendants sometimes file a countersuit if they feel they are due compensation. While most cases were run-of-the-mill complaints over poor service, broken contracts, ownership rights and malfunctioning merchandise, others feature some odd twists.

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