Asked 4 months ago - New York, NYFlag
What type of compensation can you sue for in this type of claim. Like what maximum compensation if proven in court.
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The only maximum is the largest award sustainable by a reviewing court. There are several components to a damages claim; pain & suffering, mental anguish, loss of earnings, loss of reputation, possible punative damages. Ultimately, you can ask for any amount you want. What you are entitled to may be a totally different story. Consult with an attorney as soon as possible as a malicious prosecution cause of action has very short filing times.
the entitlement to damages is fact specific for each case; with regards to compensatory damages, you are entitled to obtain an award for an amount that is proven by the evidence supporting a claim for physical and/or mental injuries caused by the tortious act, as well as any economical loss proven (ie- lost wages, etc.). Malicious prosecution is also an "intentional tort", which pro forma may allow for punitive damages.
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