|Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 2):|
But, if that's not the case, can the victims counter sue for harassment (as a civil case)?
I'm honestly not sure of there's any precedent for that (construing litigation as harassment under those terms that is...). Doubtful though, as simply committing a crime does not alleviate any liabilities that are "foreseable" under the law. It seems unlikely that they'd be able to sue the individual for exercising their right to litigate a complaint. They would have to find something else, perhaps related to the original crime itself.
Again though, a contract cannot be said to be breached if the breaching item/incident is itself a violation of the law. This will be dismissed quickly, no doubt.
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