Elements of Nevada's Theories of Liability

Malicious Prosecution

Elements

“The elements of a malicious prosecution claim are:

  1. Want of probable cause to initiate the prior criminal proceeding;
  2. Malice;
  3. Termination of the prior criminal proceedings; and
  4. Damage.”

LaMantia v. Redisi, 118 Nev. 27, 30, 38 P.3d 877, 879 (Nev., 2002).

Example Cases

Proof

Damages

Defenses

Misc

A malicious prosecution claim requires that the defendant initiated, procured the institution of, or actively participated in the continuation of a criminal proceeding against the plaintiff.
LaMantia v. Redisi, 118 Nev. 27, 38 P.3d 877, 879-80 (2002).