Karen Brown settles case in Judge Judy’s courtroom

Karen Brown, the Republican candidate against Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in the November election, will soon appear on the “Judge Judy” television show.

Brown appeared to settle a complaint brought by a former member of her election campaign.

Stuart London did the books for Brown’s campaign for a little more than a week before Brown fired him, saying she found problems with his work.

He sued the candidate three days before the election for more than $800 in fees.

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“I was ready to go to court,” said Brown, “And all of a sudden, I was getting phone calls from Judge Mathis, Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, every court judge on TV.”

Ultimately, Brown said she concluded the trial could either be in Philadelphia or in studios in California, where she has family. Brown took the offer from the producers of “Judge Judy” to fly her to the West Coast. During the taped proceedings with Judge Judy presiding, Brown argued that London was asking for too much for his work.

In the end, Judge Judy ordered Brown to pay London $173. The show has not set the date the taped court battle will air.

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