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).


See elements for other claims at the Nevada Law Library

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