03/16/2013 10:14 am ET

Judge Judy China Lawsuit Settles

Judge Judy's beef with the ex-wife of her producer has settled ... and Judy won't have to pay a penny ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... Patric Jones sued Judy, complaining the judge and her ex conspired to screw her out of uber-expensive china and flatware with an estimated replacement value of more than $500,000.  The divorce judge said the stuff Judy has is worth around $125,000.

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