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Fighting Domestic Violence in Civil Court

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Fighting Domestic Violence in Civil Court

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Fighting Domestic Violence in Civil Court

Fighting Domestic Violence in Civil Court

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Deborah Martin successfully sued her ex-husband last week for domestic violence. The jury ordered Martin's ex-husband to pay her more than $500,000 for medical bills and damages.

Jeffrey Dion, director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, talks with Madeleine Brand about the strategy of fighting domestic violence cases in civil courts.