Lawsuits for Malicious prosecution

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

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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if their petition stated mid sep is it too late?

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  1. Craig A. Post

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    Answered . 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.

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  2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy

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    Answered . Malicious prosecution is a hard claim to prove up. There are no limits or caps on damages in NY.

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  3. Jayson Lutzky

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    Answered . Depends on the facts of the case. Need to show the injury and a connection by means of causation. Speak with an attorney with the details.

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  4. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer

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    Answered . 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.

  5. Jeffrey Mark Adams

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    Answered . You've received some very good answers by some very fine attorneys.

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  6. Brian Curtis Pascale

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    Answered . There is no maximum. It will depend on the specific facts of your case.

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  7. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . There is no max. Good luck.

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