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RULE 13
IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL SUITS

Communications to the Commission, Commission counsel, disciplinary counsel, or their staffs relating to misconduct, incapacity, or the inability to participate in a disciplinary investigation or assist in the defense of formal proceedings and testimony given in the proceedings shall be absolutely privileged, and no civil lawsuit predicated thereon may be instituted against any complainant or witness.  Members of the Commission, Commission counsel and staff, disciplinary counsel and staff, any receiver or attorney appointed to assist the receiver under Rule 31, and any supervising or monitoring attorney appointed under Rule 33 shall be absolutely immune from civil suit for all conduct in the course of their official duties.

Last amended by Order dated February 11, 2013, effective July 1, 2013.