This decision holds that a judge’s denial of a motion for acquittal under Pen. Code 1118.1 in a criminal prosecution of the later plaintiff suing for malicious prosecution is sufficient to invoke the interim adverse decision rule, barring the required finding of lack of probable cause, without which the malicious prosecution action cannot succeed.  The opinion also Cel-Tech’s tethering test for 17200 unfair business practice claims and finds no public policy protecting consumers from violence and unwarranted contact by a business establishment’s personnel –and therefore no unfair business practice in a bar room slugfest between the bar manager and plaintiff, an intoxicated bar patron denied service of addition alcohol.