Fort Wayne, IN asked in Personal Injury for Indiana

Q: Should someone who is sueing, be contacting you. Talking about how much they want.

In longer detail, a friend of mine, said something on the internet about a person. He then preceded to call that my friend, and say he was going to sue her. They don’t know each other personally, so he searched for her number via public records. He went into about the money he wanted out of it. When she hung up on him, he texted on her phone. Asking if her address on public records, was the right one. So my question is, should a person that is sueing contact you, talking about how much they want? And will the judge most likely dismiss this?

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Ary Avnet

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  • Noblesville, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: There is no law prohibiting a person who has not yet sued you from contacting you. Now if they are harassing you that may be another legal issue but there is no prohibition on contact just because suit has been threatened. Even if they do sue you, you can still talk and try to resolve the suit informally. But if you are represented by an attorney, the opposing party's attorney should only contact your attorney.

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