Fort Worth, TX asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for California

Q: Opposing party's lawyer calling, emailing, texting nonstop... what qualifies as harassment? What can I do?

The opposing party's attorney (a personal friend of theirs) has called, emailed and texted me demanding copies of documents that the court clerk can provide from a past hearing. They called me 6 times in the course of a few hours... would this qualify as harassment? Can I do anything?

Edit: my phones IP address shows Texas ever since I switched to Sprint. I don’t live in Texas. I’m asking for California law.

1 Lawyer Answer
William John Light
William John Light
  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It appears that you are in Texas, but are asking questions of California lawyers. We are not qualified to answer questions about Texas law. If you are in California, and are representing yourself, it is quite normal for the opposing attorney to contact you, especially if you have documents pertaining to the proceedings. If you don't want repeated phone calls, give them the documents, or insist that they serve discovery for production of the documents, if appropriate.

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