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Nevada Law Library

Malicious Prosecution

In Nevada, the elements for a claim of malicious prosecution are:

1.         Filing of criminal action;

2.         Lack of probable cause to commence prior action;

3.         Malice;

4.         Favorable termination of prior the action; and

5.         Causation and damages.

LaMantia v. Redisi, 38 P.3d 877 (2002); Dutt v. Kremp, 111 Nev. 57 (1995); Chapman v. City of Reno, 85 Nev. 365 (1969).