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Hot Bench judges talk COVID-19’s impact on lawsuits, returning to the show

Hot Bench is back for season 7! They premiered their new season on Monday, and they have a number of juicy cases coming to the bench this week. WISH-TV’s Entertainment Insider McKinzie Roth sat down with the judges to talk about the new season, how COVID-19 is impacting lawsuits, Judge Tanya Acker’s new book and more.

About Hot Bench:

Judges Patricia DiMango, Tanya Acker and Michael Corriero, a three-judge bench, seek justice by arguing the merits of cases among themselves and coming to a verdict. Viewers get to see cameras follow the judges into chambers where they hash out the facts and majority rules.

Remaining episodes this week:


Judge Corriero Apologizes Publicly

A woman accuses her ex-landlord of committing fraud by doctoring repair receipts; a Judge’s disbelief turns into an apology upon further review.

TV Advertising Fail!

An advertising executive claims a client refused to pay bills on time for over two years; shoddy bookkeeping keeps him from making his case.


Fiji Island Family Betrayal?!

A young couple put their faith in a fellow Fijian when they buy a Mercedes SUV that is not drivable; they demand 5K when the car remains that way.

Premature Repo or Irresponsible Partyer!?

A fluency in sign language brings two litigants together, but a questionable auto accident and innuendo tear them apart.


Tiny House Dream Fail!

A woman’s hopes are dashed when a lease with her landlord goes south, and she and her children are allegedly forced to live without water or power.

Weapon-concealing art!

A man demonstrates how a work of art can be used to hide guns; he is accused of failing to pay a man who invested thousands in his artwork.

Watch Hot Bench Weekdays at 12 pm and 12:30 pm on MYINDY-TV23.