U.S. court hearing could mark end of Strauss-Kahn civil lawsuit

Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in ParisNEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief of sexually assaulting her are set to appear in a New York state court on Monday and may announce a settlement to her civil lawsuit against him. The court date comes less than two weeks after a source familiar with the matter said the two sides had reached a preliminary agreement to settle the case. The source said details of the settlement are not likely to be made public at the hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. …