Malicious prosecution

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(Law) a wanton prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or criminal proceeding, without probable cause.
- Burrill.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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[the] argument, if taken to its logical conclusion, would be that, although the policy provides for "malicious prosecution" as a personal injury, it would exclude that coverage via the publication exclusion since Twin City argues that every claim for malicious prosecution involves a knowingly false oral or written publication.
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.
So Mr Jackson was entitled to compensation for assault, unlawful detention for about 15 minutes, and malicious prosecution for resisting arrest, said the judge.
A FORMER Cleveland Police officer wrongfully sent to prison as a result of a malicious prosecution brought by colleagues will have to wait to find out how much he will receive in damages, a judge said.
Malicious prosecution has long been an infrequently used and controversial tort, largely because many fear it would open the floodgates to lawsuits against individual prosecutors who, in turn, may become so chilled by this litigation that they would be unable to properly do their jobs.
Former McAfee General Counsel Kent Roberts, cleared of wrongdoing in an options backdating scheme, is suing the computer security solutions firm, alleging defamation, malicious prosecution and invasion of privacy.
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But her conviction was quashed on appeal, and she claimed she had been the victim of a malicious prosecution. At the next election, in 2001, she lost her seat.
A MAN cleared of being involved in terrorism says he may sue police for malicious prosecution.
Yesterday she began a civil case against South Wales Police for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.
Kenney, the Center, Osco Drug, Inc., the City of Des Moines and police and authorities involved in her arrest and imprisonment She sued for, inter alia, false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. The District Court for Polk County granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint.
Borg brought a civil action against South Wales Police, claiming false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution.