Does a fraudulent civil lawsuit survive criminal fraud charges against its plaintiff?
If a lawsuit has been filed and has not yet been dismissed, and the plaintiff is arrested on federal fraud charges for having falsified the material evidence on which the suit is based, does the lawsuit stay active?
If it stays active, can it make any progress while the plaintiff is in jail and on trial? (And will it be automatically dismissed if the plaintiff is convicted of the fraud charges?)
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