TV judge to settle Hubbard dispute
By Amanda C. Davis
The show airs at 3 p.m. today on Hubbard’s FOX Channel 8.
HUBBARD – Two local women will have a national audience today when they duke it out in the courtroom of FOX TV’s Judge Joe Brown.
The reality TV program will feature a case between two Hubbard women in a dispute over a schoolyard fight at Hubbard High School between their daughters two years ago.
Gail Toy, 38, is suing Jennette Miligi, 42, for medical bills totaling $2,500. She alleges Miligi’s daughter assaulted her daughter in April 2006, causing injury.
Toy seeks $2,000 to cover the bills, and $500 for pain, suffering and harassment.
Neither plaintiff nor defendant could be reached to comment.
In a press release from the show, Miligi contends Toy’s daughter started the fight and that her daughter had no choice but to defend herself.
Hubbard Police Sgt. Bill Fisher said the assault report says Toy’s daughter was kneeling down in her locker and was shoved and punched in the right eye by Miligi’s daughter, resulting in a lump and swelling. The report says teachers separated the underage girls and police were called.
Christine Guederian, press contact for the show, said the case, heard over the summer, is featured during the show’s “Bad Girls” segment that airs every Tuesday.
Guederian said “Bad Girls” features cases involving “females with attitude and spunk.”
A trailer on the show’s Web site featured the case Monday, with the tag line, “Was this bad girl a big bully?”
It shows both girls involved in the altercation, and though it was unclear to whom he was speaking, the judge can be seen admonishing one of the girls.
“Why can’t you leave this girl alone?” Judge Brown asked. “She was dazed, disoriented and you were beating on her.”
It shows one of the girls responding with “I don’t even know what I’ve done.”
The nationally syndicated, 30-minute program airs at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday on Hubbard’s FOX Channel 8 on cable. The series is in its 11th season.
Judge Joe Brown is the number two syndicated courtroom show on TV. The Big Ticket Television production is distributed by CBS Television.
Judge Brown, known for his creative alternative sentencing, was the first black prosecutor in Memphis, Tenn., and served 10 years as judge for Shelby County Criminal Courts there.
He was born in Washington, D.C., but moved with his family to South Central Los Angeles as a boy. He earned a law degree from UCLA and gained national recognition after being assigned to reopen the case against the late James Earl Ray, convicted of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.