Malicious Prosecution Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Malicious Prosecution.

Malicious Prosecution (noun): Malicious Prosecution is the act of purposely starting a lawsuit without a valid reason or the right evidence, simply to cause trouble for the person being sued. This behavior is illegal and subject to punishment. If the defendant can prove that the prosecution had ill intentions, they may seek damages, or compensation for harm.