5 p.m. episodes, first one new (continued from yesterday, for the entire half hour), and second one a recent rerun-
First (New)-(Continued from yesterday) (This case is so bizarre, the plaintiff is the soon-to-be ex Mother-in-Law of her witness, and is suing the defendant, who is the father of her witness, DIL). (I'm not very nice, I wish the defendant had slammed a truck door on everyone on the plaintiff's side).
Teen Parents File for for Divorce-Plaintiff is daughter of defendant, and called complaints into him to CPS. Defendant has custody of younger sisters of plaintiff witness. Defendant's side of the door assault is plaintiff daughter wanted defendant to sign paperwork, but paper was covered up with cardboard, and his daughter wanted it signed anyway. Defendant had his two youngest daughter with him (kids are 9 and 10, mother lives elsewhere). Plaintiff Susan Deckard (mother of the son married to defendant's daughter, and a total buttinsky). As JJ says, none of the confrontation was the plaintiff's business, and she should have stayed out of it. As JJ says, plaintiff took in a minor girl, non-pregnant, and now she has a baby, useless husband, and an idiot for a MIL. Police report totally contradicts the location of the bruise on plaintiff (groin/thigh as opposed to left side).
Plaintiff and witness (DIL) called CPS on defendant/father, and tried to get the younger sisters taken out of his custody. Plaintiff submits pictures of 'living conditions' at her father's home, except it's a place he hasn't lived in for almost two years. Kayla (plaintiff witness/daughter) talked to her therapist about the younger sister's living conditions, and then called CPS in 2018, and again in 2019. Defendant owns home, but doesn't live there, and says only the daughter and her loser husband lived there sometimes (over his objections). I don't know who made that bruise on plaintiff, but it wasn't the defendant. The second CPS report was over the phony assault being in front of the defendant's daughters. CPS did visit and left after he showed his current address, and that he didn't live in the home in question, though he still owns it. Complaints were dismissed.
The plaintiff's son (soon to be ex of Kayla, the plaintiff's witness), made a statement to the CPS worker saying he was "going to slam the truck door on the defendant's leg if he got the chance", after Kayla said it's time.
The only injury photograph doesn't show the plaintiff's face, so who knows who it's of, when, or anything else that proves anything.
Plaintiff case dismissed, and defendant gets $1500 for CPS false reports. (Defendant hasn't learned, because he says he wants his daughter back in his life. That would be a big mistake).
Bed and Breakfast Fraud-Plaintiff rented a room out for B 'n B (Home Away short term rentals), short term rental to defendant. Defendant wants a refund for his four nights. Plaintiff says defendant damaged his garage door by closing the garage door on his trailer. Plaintiff had a truck, trailer, and another vehicle, and was supposed to have one bedroom/one tenant. Defendant claims he rented the entire townhouse, and garage, for four days for $200+. Defendant was told he couldn't park the trailer, and truck on plaintiff's property.
Defendant was catering an event, and wanted to use the townhouse kitchen to prepare food for a commercial job (totally illegal). The meal was craft services, and defendant claims it was legal (no, it's not). Defendant parked his truck, and trailer in the townhouse garage, and damaged the garage door. Defendant says house owner said to park trailer in garage, but park truck on the street. Defendant claims it was too far away to park the truck.
Then defendant waited until plaintiff left, and parked truck partially in the garage. Then another long term tenant uses bedroom, and garage, and she pushed the garage door button, so door went down (it's always left up, because it's the home entrance). When door went down it hit truck, and damaged the door. At first defendant said he would fix door, but lied. $800 to plaintiff. Defendant claim dismissed.
10K Custody Battle-(The litigants hair dye is so wild) Defendant borrowed money from plaintiff for her eventually unsuccessful custody battle. She lost in mediation, because children picked the other mother. Defendant borrowed $4k from plaintiff, and paid back about $500 (still owes $1500). Plaintiff's witness is the ex-wife, and defendant says the other $2,000 should be the ex-wife's responsibility. Ex-wife can't find bank records since it was two years ago. Case dismissed for lack of evidence.
I was distracted by all of the interesting hair coloring jobs, and by the sadness of the case. I hate custody disputes, for the sake of the children.