Client is suing the restraining order applicant for damages because they believe they could convince a jury he or she maliciously lied. (One of the reasons restraining orders are so casually abused is that exploiters have no fear of consequence.)Most of these counts will probably apply: abuse of process, fraud, false light, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Must go to the Superior Courthouse and file a summons and complaint (lawsuit), as well as pay a filing fee. Request a jury trial on complaint. Serve the restraining order applicant through employing a process server or local law officer. May require submitting additional briefs—to stand a good chance of inducing the restraining order applicant to reconsider his or her course of action. Responsive communication with the defendant will be through the court, your lawyer, or the defendant’s lawyer.