The following is part of an email to my ex husband's wife and CC'd it to my kid's teachers & principals . She has now filed a small claims suit for the amount of $ 5000 for " damages to her reputation and emotional distress that I caused via email for false allegations of abuse and harassment " : I would appreciate it if you would stop all forms of harassment including but not limited to calls , text , email , etc . I would also appreciate you not representing yourself as their parental figure . I find that your constant micromanaging borderline abusive and is causing them great stress and emotional harm . I also feel it would be best for B . and M . if all adults involved refrained from derogatory statements ( name calling , etc ) in the presence of the children . Does she have a valid case ?