Authors

Document Type

Trial Proceeding

Publication Date

12-1-1769

Article Footnote

Article 2, footnote 241

Book Footnote

Chapter 8, footnote 11

Abstract

... Abraham Libbee of Rye, New Hampshire, complained to a Justice of the Peace that Joseph Jenness had stolen two of his oxen. This resulted in the issuance of a warrant, the seizure of two oxen from Jenness, and the indictment of the latter for theft. After the Attorney General dropped the case Jenness sued Libbee for malicious prosecution, asserting that he had “caused such a misrepresentation of facts to be made to the ... Grand Jury as induced them” to return the indictment.

Comments

An action also lay if instead of bringing a private prosecution a person wrongfully brought about the initiation of a public one.

Included in

Legal History Commons

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.