Law: Oyez! Don't Touch That Dial

The People's Court brings real-life cases to the TV screen

The courtroom door swings open to the beat of music that sounds like a cross between . the themes from Hollywood Squares and Mission: Impossible. In stride Plaintiffs Katharina and Max Binder, the angry owners of Binder's Scissor Styling. Next come the defendants, Ray Cason and his daughter Michelle, 12. At issue: $43 that Cason refused to pay the Binders for a permanent that Michelle got in their salon one afternoon. Cason claimed that the permanent failed to hold up through Michelle's birthday party that evening.

The case is a typical small-claims dispute,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!