Judge Judy Sheindlin

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It's not about money—at least, that's what one woman is claiming.

Patric Jones, the former spouse of one of Judge Judy's producers, is suing courtroom TV star Judith Sheindlin over some expensive china and silverware (said to be worth more than $500,000), and she wants to set the record straight.

Perry Wander, Jones' attorney, told E! News that all his client wants is for Judge Judy to give the set back, adding that the set was purchased during the course of her marriage to producer Randall Douthit and has sentimental value.

"She wants the china back," Wander tells us, "There is an emotional attachment to this family china and silverware. She wants it back. She doesn't want the money."

The attorney added, "The case is about getting the china back from Judge Judy and the case is basically unwinding what was basically a fraudulent transaction that's voidable under California law because both spouses didn't consent to this sale."

Wander admits that Sheindlins's conduct may not have violated the law, but claims "regardless of whether it is legal or illegal it is unethical."

Judge Judy responded to a request for comment with the following statement: "I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don't owe this lady a cent. And if this 50-year-old woman would spend her time more productively at trying to find a job, instead of abusing the judicial system with frivolous lawsuits, we would all be a lot better off."

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