The Surprisingly Strong Civil Case Against Strauss-Kahn

Legal experts told Thompson Reuters a lawsuit by his sexual assault accuser might fair well

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While the criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has suffered a setback as the prosecutors made public their star witness's credibility issues, the question of a possible civil case against him seems almost too abstract to answer. After all, the saga of a foreign politician working for an international financial organization who gets tangled up in a sticky U.S. criminal procedure with an anonymous accuser is difficult enough to ponder. But today, Thompson Reuters reporter Joseph Ax canvassed some legal experts to ask about whether a civil suit would be viable. Their essential conclusion: Sure.

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