Anyone watch Judge Judy today?

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groovielou

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Another DJ Case.... Allow me to summarize...

Mobile DJ has a contract for $500 for 5.5 hours including a ceremony system.

Bride Complains of
-Left early
-Rude to guests
-Did not Play Requests
-Girlfriend showed up in Jeans
-DJ and Girlfriend danced on the dance floor for two songs "groping" each other.

DJ Says:
- The reception was "winding down" and he suggested to the groom that they end the event on a "high note" and shut down early (8:30p) event was scheduled until 11pm. Groom said No, and DJ continued to play until 10:05p. (Still shut down early w/o clients permission)
-Did not answer with regard to being rude to guests.
-Admitted requests were not played in a timely manner, however, he did eventually get to them.
-Admitted girlfriend showed up in Jeans, and only danced twice with her with no groping.

How do you think Judge Judy ruled? Please don't answer if you saw it! Will post the outcome later...

Lou
 
I will take a guess.

With these facts, it is strickly a time issue.

There shoud be no monetary reward for rudeness, not playing requests, girl in jeans, or dancing/groping.

So, either a pro-rated portion or $500, and I will guess $500.
 

CMB

Active Member
I'm going to say Judy ruled that although he didn't get to their requests as soon as they would have liked, he did play them. And he played about an hour and a half longer than what he was pushhing the groom to do. Worse case, I can see her docking $100 for the last hour he did not play, but could see her awarding him the $500. Then suggesting to the B&G that they are married and to enjoy their life together.
 

Ken Heath

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I am certainly NOT backing this guy up, however:

He started at 15:30... he tried to bail out at 20:30... that's five hours.

He played until 22:00... that's six-and-a-half hours.

If he was contracted to play five-and-a-half hours, and he played an hour longer than that...what's the problem?

:p
 

CMB

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I am certainly NOT backing this guy up, however:

He started at 15:30... he tried to bail out at 20:30... that's five hours.

He played until 22:00... that's six-and-a-half hours.

If he was contracted to play five-and-a-half hours, and he played an hour longer than that...what's the problem?

:p
All I can think of is if he has one of those unlimited hours policy. And he finally got tired of playing to an empty room.

This is exactly why I won't offer such a thing. People will take advantage of it. Most receptions in my area are 3 to 4 hours....we give them up to 5 hours in our packages...which is more than enough....most of the time.
 

GaryBonaducci

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With these facts, it is strickly a time issue.

There shoud be no monetary reward for rudeness, not playing requests, girl in jeans, or dancing/groping.

So, either a pro-rated portion or $500...
Yeah, this seems about right. I would guess no punitive award for the "lack of professionalism", so the award would be roughly $100 for the one hour ending early. Unfortunately in this case, unless if "professional conduct" was written in the contract (which doesn't seem to be), I have to say that the DJ's ability to conduct his business in an acceptable, "professional" manner becomes strictly the B&G's responsibility to determine while interviewing and selecting a deejay.
 

krim

Servicing Northern NM
Thats why he should have charged $2500! How could he have taken 25 minutes to tear down?
 
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groovielou

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Plaintiff wins $65 (for those that didn't watch the Youtube)

Yea, the "friend" issue was never brought up in court, only after. I would of liked to hear more about that. Either way, he was NOT very professional.
 

Chris Michaels

Active Member
Here is a collection of TV court shows with episodes featuring DJs being sued.


Enjoy!

Problem at a Bar Mitzvah - Las Vegas (poor quality video, audio is ok)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZViTH5AxdqA

DJ is Sued for Offending Partygoers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjqWiBYuUIw
in case you were wondering, here is his youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSiiskDmZYU

Wedding DJ "No Show" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sfw7ewjpBw
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcLwhEr02GA

Not a court case but.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPG3UhEuLrk
 

Mark Evans

Mobile Beat Moderator
Staff member
Ok I was wrong in a way. Still don't know how many people were left at the end of the night but 10 pm is kind of early in my area since most go until midnight.
 

CMB

Active Member
Ok I was wrong in a way. Still don't know how many people were left at the end of the night but 10 pm is kind of early in my area since most go until midnight.
Considering the ceremony started at 3:30pm....I think 8:30 to 10 would have been a good time to call it a night. And I would guess the DJ only made the suggestion because people we starting to leave around 8pm.

But the bottom line is you gotta stay until your contract time is up, or until the customer tells you you can go.
 

KennyZail

Caffiend
I had a wedding years ago where the B & G left and wanted me to play for one table that remained and they just sat and talked. Learned my lesson and changed my contract.
 

Airwolf

New Member
Hey, if I am paid to play and there is one table left that wants to sit and talk until my contracted time is up I will play. Not every party requires dancing to be a good party.

If they guy was contracted for 5.5 hours he should have played for 5.5 hours. Now if the contract gives a specific time such as 5:30 to 11:00 then he should play from 5:30 to 11:00. If they start earlier then he either gets a new contract or an amendment to the original. Simple.
 
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