Intentionally filing a lawsuit against someone only to make the defendant suffer legal feel, emotional anguish and other difficulties, without a basis for the case.
A legal cause of action where one party seeks to recover damages after another party instigates or institutes a phony judicial proceeding (usually criminal) that is dismissed
A legal cause of action in which one party seeks to recover damages after another party instigates or institutes a frivolous judicial proceeding (usually criminal) which is dismissed.
Action taken against someone without probable cause.
a criminal or civil lawsuit which is begun with knowledge that the case lacks merit, and which is brought for a reason (e
The prosecution of another at law with malice and without probable cause to believe that such legal action will be successful.
Instituting criminal proceedings against another person without justification.
An action instituted with intention of injuring the defendant and without probable cause, and which terminates in favor of the person prosecuted.
One of the forms of trespass on the case. The plaintiff had to prove that the charge originally brought against the plaintiff was brought by the defendant; that the charge was false; and that the plaintiff was innocent.
A person who causes or attempts to cause another to be indicted or prosecuted for any public offense, having no reasonable grounds for believing that the person committed the offense commits a serious misdemeanor. Category: Police
Pursuing a lawsuit without probable cause.
An action instituted with the intent of injuring the defendant and without probable cause. The action will conclude in favor of the person prosecuted.
Malicious prosecution is a common law intentional tort. While similar to the tort of abuse of process, its elements include (1) intentionally (and maliciously) instituting or pursuing (or causing to be instituted or pursued) a legal action (civil or criminal) that is (2) brought without probable cause and (3) dismissed in favor of the victim of the malicious prosecution. In some jurisdictions, "malicious prosecution" is reserved for the wrongful initiation of criminal proceedings, while "malicious use of process" refers to the wrongful initiation of civil proceedings.