A South Korean lawyer acquitted of assaulting his neighbour after a row over their dogs is seeking more than $3 million in damages from the woman, claiming she brought a 'malicious prosecution'. Eugene Jae-hoon Oh, 45, filed a High Court writ claiming Kate Gaskell Richdale deliberately provided false information to the police and concocted evidence. A court hearing in November was told Mr Oh has been involved in his country's peace talks with North Korea and was awarded the South Korean Prime Minister's Medal for his peace-making efforts. He is claiming $3,171,119 for special damages including the loss of 20 days of business by attending court, amounting to $2.5 million, plus lawyers' fees and medical and other costs. 'The prosecution was without reasonable or probable cause, and the defendant maliciously initiated and participated in and procured the continuation of the criminal proceedings against the plaintiff,' the writ says. On October 31 last year, Kwun Tong Magistrate Bina Chainrai ruled Mr Oh had no case to answer on one count of assault regarding an alleged attack on Ms Richdale. But in November the magistrate found him guilty of another charge of common assault and one of criminal damage. These related to stones being thrown as a maid walked Ms Richdale's dogs. Mr Oh, sole proprietor of Eugene J. H. Oh & Co. in Central, was fined $6,000. His current suit relates to the charge to which he did not have to answer. As a result of the 'malicious prosecution', Mr Oh claims, his reputation has been harmed. The writ says Mr Oh has also suffered from chest pain and aggravation of an existing post-traumatic stress disorder. He says he spent October 16 to December 11 last year in hospital. Kwun Tong Court heard that Mr Oh's war with his neighbours worsened after he blamed their two large dogs for savaging his small dog, Sha Sha, to death. On September 9, 2000, Mr Oh threw two stones at his neighbour's dogs as they were being walked by the couple's domestic helper, Maria Grace Limbauan, outside their Clearwater Bay home. The stones missed the dogs and Ms Limbauan but dented the roof of a car.