Sources suggest some parts of the show are improvised and are re-enacments of actual cases. But according to LatinoMagazine.com, the Spanish show Caso Cerrado features real people seeking advice from host Dr. Ana María Polo and featured cases come from real life.
"Caso Cerrado" is considered the most successful court show in Spanish-language television, ranked as the number one Spanish-language program in its time slot across key demos.
The series was the first Spanish language show nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2010. The host of the show, Dr. Ana Maria Polo, has been recognized and received several awards, including the prestigious Mike Leland Award in 2011. Also in the same year, she was named the first Hispanic ambassador for the renowned national non-profit organization Stand up to Cancer.
Of interest, another court show "Judge Judy" celebrated the recent holiday season by hitting a milestone 900 straight weeks as the top court show in the week ended December 22, 2013. Check out more here.