Does CA prohibit disclosure of case information & slander to a third party by opposing party? If so what is the code of ethics?
I am in the middle of a divorce. Today while entering a courtroom my boyfriend said hello to a attorney that he has been in contact with and meeting regularly with to discuss his possible case. After he says hello, my (soon to be ex husband's) attorney say that's "........" and proceeds to tell her all about my case. Then she addresses text messages my ex recently turned into her in which he changed with sms editing software (I watched him do it a million times throughout or marriage and originally showed him the app) and began to comment on them calling me DYSLEIC and proceeded to talk badly about me and boyfriend possibly ruining his other case. Does CA prohibit disclosure of case information to third party by opposing party? If so what can I do about it?
Ethical obligations by opposing counsel to 3rd parties are generally quite limited. If you can prove you or your boyfriend had your reputations harmed by an untruth, you may have a cause for defamation. You would have to be able to prove the statement/s untrue.