Kate Major Wins 'Anti-Wacking' Protection from Michael Lohan

10/3/2011 3:30 AM PDT

Kate Major Wins 'Anti-Wacking' Protection from Michael Lohan

Kate Major has got pull with a judge in Florida, because she convinced him Michael Lohan is a threat -- and apparently the judge believes allegedly threatening to "whack" Kate's dad constitutes a threat.

Kate filed the petition for a protective order in Sarasota -- alleging Lohan has also been harassing her with incessant phone calls and texts, threatening to "ruin her career."

A judge issued the temporarily order Wednesday, ordering Michael to stay at least 500 feet away from Kate.  The judge also ordered that Michael can't have Kate or her father followed by hired muscle.  He also is prohibited from phoning or texting her.

Michael tells TMZ, "This is just another way of Kate trying to make money."