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Malicious prosecution claim stated in zoning matter (access required)

Where plaintiffs alleged defendants presented false information about alleged zoning violations, which resulted in criminal charges that were later dismissed, the circuit court erred by dismissing plaintiffs’ malicious prosecution claim but correctly sustained a demurrer regarding an abuse-of-process claim. Criminal matter dismissed Mathews County notified the Eubanks of two zoning violations. The first alleged a four-foot expansion ...