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Updated at 3:04 pm on 6 July 2012
An Auckland lawyer specialising in compensation cases says Kim Dotcom would have a strong case if he decides to sue for the illegal search and seizure at his property.
Mr Dotcom was arrested in January when 70 police raided his mansion near Auckland during an investigation into the Megaupload website he co-founded.
A judge has ruled the warrants used to search the internet entrepreneur's home were unlawful.
Mr Dotcom has said he is considering seeking compensation for the search.
Lawyer Jeremy Sutton told Morning Report a political activist in a similar case several years ago received $20,000.
He says Mr Dotcom could complain about the harm to him, his family and business.
Mr Sutton said there had not been a claim of this nature previously in New Zealand to his knowledge.
The FBI is seeking to extradite Mr Dotcom to the United States to face copyright, money laundering and fraud charges.
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