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SUPREME COURT REPORTS ANNOTATED VOLUME 515 23/11/2017, 13:42

VOL. 515, FEBRUARY 12, 2007 419


Magbanua vs. Junsay

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G.R. No. 132659. February 12, 2007.

CONRADO MAGBANUA and ROSEMARIE


MAGBANUATABORADA, the latter assisted by her
husband ARTEMIO TABORADA, petitioners, vs. PILAR S.
JUNSAY, asssisted by her husband VICENTE JUNSAY,
IBARRA LOPEZ, and JUANITO JACELA, respondents.

Malicious Prosecutions; Words and Phrases; The term malicious


prosecution has been defined as „an action for damages brought by
one against whom a criminal prosecution, civil suit, or other legal
proceeding has been instituted maliciously and without probable
cause, after the termination of such prosecution, suit, or other
proceeding in favor of the defendant therein.‰·In this jurisdiction,
the term „malicious prosecution‰ has been defined as „an action for
damages brought by one against whom a criminal prosecution, civil
suit, or other legal proceeding has been instituted maliciously and
without probable cause, after the termination of such prosecution,
suit, or other proceeding in favor of the defendant therein.‰ While

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generally associated with unfounded criminal actions, the term has


been expanded to include unfounded civil suits instituted just to vex

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