1. Out of COURT

    DSK Lawyers Deny Settlement

    Image #: 15624576    epa02964819 Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaving the Police Brigade fighting crime to persons (BRDP), headquarter in Paris, France, after French journalist and writer Tristane Banon claimed that Dominique Strauss-Kahn had allegedly tried to rape her. According to media reports on 13 October 2011, a Paris prosecutor has dropped an investigation into Banon's alleged rape accusation for lack of sufficient proof.  EPA /ETIENNE LAURENT /LANDOV

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    Lawyers for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn denied reports that he will settle a civil lawsuit with the hotel housekeeper who accused him rape last year. French media reported Friday that Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo settled out of court for $6 million, although Strauss-Kahn's lawyers said they had only "discussed a resolution." Criminal charges against the French powerhouse were dropped last year, with both sides seeking damages in subsequent civil suits, and a court date had been set for sometime next week. Strauss-Kahn is also being investigated for his alleged participation in an organized prostitution ring, an allegation he denies.

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