Malicious Prosecution

Malicious prosecution action arises out of dispute over real estate partnership. $947K. Los Angeles County.

Partner withdraws from real estate deal and later commences litigation that leads to malicious prosecution action.

[Note: This Malicious Prosecution verdict report was earlier published incorrectly under the title of Real Estate actions.  Also, in the "Notes" section of the report, comments from both plaintiff and defense attorneys regarding Motions in Limine has been deleted.]

  • Case Name: Jensen v. Charon Solutions, Inc. and Perry Leonard Segal
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, September 16, 2021

DA's son wrongly arrested and charged in gang shooting. $526K. Merced County.

Plaintiff says sheriff's deputies investigating triple murder badgered witnesses and made misrepresentations and material omissions in arrest warrant and  intentionally misled a judge into signing the warrant. 

  • Case Name: Ethan Morse v. County of Merced, Charles Hale, Erick Macias, and Jose Sam Sanchez
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Malicious prosecution claimed when teen children are removed from home. $1.2 million. Orange County.

Couple take plaintiff father's children and then swear out a citizen's arrest against him.  Criminal charges are filed, but later dropped and plaintiff claims malicious prosecution.

  • Case Name: John William Steves v. Kenneth Jacobs, Kimberly Lemire
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 10, 2013