Friday, September 22, 2006

Judge Judy to decide iPod case?

Judge says you settle dispute over iPod

By Christy Gutowski
Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer
Posted Friday, September 22, 2006

Their parents can't seem to agree, but the two Aurora schoolgirls at the center of a court dispute over a missing iPod are being brought together to try to reach an agreement.

DuPage Associate Judge Dorothy French on Thursday ordered the Oct. 18 settlement conference between the 14-year-olds and their parents in an effort to resolve the matter without a trial.

The small claims suit, though, may be decided on the “Judge Judy” show, based in California, which airs weekdays on WBBM-TV Channel 2. Both sides are talking with the program's producers, but the idea of changing court venues still is in the early stage.

The national exposure is the latest twist to a teenage quarrel that generated a lawsuit, media frenzy and thousands of Internet forum opinions.

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