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Malicious prosecution claim can proceed (access required)

Case moving forward despite lower court conviction

One woman’s conviction in district court for larceny—later vacated when she was acquitted in superior court—will not prevent her from suing the store that pressed those charges for malicious prosecution, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 17. In 2008, a loss-prevention manager at a Sears store in Asheville detained Taralyn Simpson on suspicion of ...

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