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$________ – Malicious Prosecution – Civil rights violation – Plaintiff alleged that defendants maliciously conspired to prosecute her by alleging she purchased airline tickets with taxpayer monies

Bristol County, MA

In this malicious prosecution matter, the plaintiff alleged that the defendants conspired to malicious prosecute her, alleging that she purchased airline tickets with electric company monies. The plaintiff was charged with larceny in criminal proceedings. The defendant denied the allegations, and disputed that the plaintiff was damaged.

The female plaintiff was the communication director with an electric company. In ________, she was charged with larceny, it being alleged that she used a $________ airline credit belonging to the electric company to fly for pleasure to the Bahamas. The plaintiff had booked the ticket months earlier to fly to a power-related conference and had to cancel the trip due to illness. The charges against the plaintiff were dropped. The plaintiff then brought suit against the defendants alleging that they maliciously conspired to prosecute her for the alleged larceny. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants violated the plaintiff’s civil rights under state law by their actions.

The defendants denied the allegations, and disputed that they were liable to the plaintiff. The defendants further disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s alleged injuries and damages.

The matter proceeded to trial.At the conclusion of the five-day trial, the jury deliberated for six hours and returned its verdict in favor of the plaintiff. The jury determined that the defendant conspired to maliciously prosecute the plaintiff. The jury awarded the plaintiff the sum of $________ in damages. The jury also awarded $________ against the co-defendant.

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