A mediator went way overboard in preparing a report prior to a custody/visitation modification in San Diego Superior Court. She made many and varied collateral contacts, advocated the invasion of my privacy by recommending to the court to order my ex-wife has the ability to inspect my residence at will and interviewed my children in a directed manner to cause them emotional distress in any visitation. This was in the face of a complete lack of any evidence of lack of fitness on my part. I was trying to get more time and had SDT'd the mediator in anticipation of a bad report due to her hostility in the session. She did the exact same thing at a session 4 years ago! I need to address her actions. Can I sue her, individually or should I include the FCS department as well?It is my feeling she exceeded the scope of her authority and therefore forfeits any immunity that there may have been in being court-connected. She even tried to ask me to produce documents, after contacting a police agency to determine the nature of an investigation (filed for purposes of discrediting me by my ex, the opposing party) to illegally assist in a criminal investigation against me which was eventually dismissed. Anyway, this mediator is out of control and I need to adress the actions and their direct result. Who do I sue and what causes of action can I allege?
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