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Some sources are now saying that Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer tried to make a deal with Dominique Strauss-Kahn's defense team, offering to help get criminal charges dropped in return for a civil settlement. DSK's lawyers refused. If true, this revelation likely won't help Diallo's case — it might sway a jury to believe DSK's lawyers' claims that "the motivation of Mr. Thompson and his client was to make money."

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How is that going to be allowed as evidence? I thought courts... encouraged seems like the wrong word, but appreciated seems wrong too... settlements? And that negotiations to settle weren't admissible?