Malicious prosecution


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
(Law) a wanton prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or criminal proceeding, without probable cause.
- Burrill.

See also: Malicious

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
EMBATTLED Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Rickey Tarfa, on Thursday sought N500million from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as damages for what he described as malicious prosecution.
Also remaining are state claims of assault, battery, false arrest and imprisonment, and malicious prosecution.
24 (Petra)-The Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC) director, Mohammed Allaf, on Sunday said the (JIACC) has dealt with 1328 complaints in 2017, 415 of which were refereed to interrogation, 22 are in the hands of the judiciary, and 462 ditched for malicious prosecution suspicions.
Mwangi later sought for general and aggravated damages against Ukwala and the Attorney General for wrongful arrest, detention and, malicious prosecution.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra has dubbed the Rajasthan government's recommendation of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged land scams in Bikaner, involving his company, as another "attempt of malicious prosecution.
We also get a detailed analysis of the case law discussing insurance coverage for malicious prosecution under comprehensive general liability policies and the policy exclusions that can affect that coverage.
Dr Pal is now suing the Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, alleging false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
In 1994, twelve members of the Kvello and Klassen families launched a civil action for malicious prosecution against the investigating police officer, therapist, Crown prosecutors and their supervisors.
The UNA party adopts this position from our continuing painful and unwarranted experience in malicious prosecution which we accept as a matter of partisan political reality on the eve of the coming May 2016 elections, the senator said.
Malicious prosecution occurs where people intentionally abuse the criminal justice system by reporting a crime to the police because of 'malice' and do not have 'reasonable and probable cause' for their allegations.
Ms Brady McCarthy could now sue the Middlesex District Attorney's office for malicious prosecution after she was jailed for a crime the state medical examiner has admitted might never have happened.
In order to prevail on a civil malicious prosecution claim, the plaintiff must prove that he was subjected to criminal or civil proceeding instituted (or provoked) by the defendant without probable cause; with malice; and that the proceedings terminated in the plaintiff's favor.