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03/13/2013 10:19 am ET Updated Mar 13, 2013

Judge Judy Sued Over Fine China Said To Be Worth $500,000

Someone out there has the guts to sue Judge Judith Sheindlin.

TMZ reports that TV's most famous judge is being sued by her producer's ex over some very expensive fine china. According to court documents, Patric Jones claims that her ex-husband Randall Douthit sold the former couple's Christofle Mary Bone China to Sheindlin at one-tenth of the value.

Court documents obtained by E! News state Douthit sold the china to Sheindin for $50,000, when Jones claims its actual retail value is $514,421.14.

TMZ reports that Jones claims that Judge Judy knew full well the deal she was getting for the China, and that it was part of her ex's plan so he wouldn't have to hand over so much money in the divorce settlement.

On Tuesday, Sheindlin brushed off the lawsuit, telling the website:

"I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don't owe this lady a cent. And if this 50-year-old woman would spend her time more productively at trying to find a job, instead of abusing the judicial system with frivolous lawsuits, we would all be a lot better off."

Jones is suing Sheindlin for $514,421.14, which she claims is the full value of the china; however it's already looking like the TV judge won't have to hand over a dime.

According to divorce documents obtained by TMZ, the china was actually purchased in 2003 for approximately $100,000, though the divorce judge valued it in 2012 at $125,000, and ordered Jones' ex to pay her half -- but that's nowhere near the half a million dollars she's suing for.

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