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Compliance Rules



RULE 3-18. SANCTIONS FOR CONTUMACIOUS CONDUCT

If a party, attorney for a party, or other representative of a party violates an order of the Business Conduct Committee, Hearing Panel, Chairman of the Business Conduct Committee or Hearing Panel, or Appeals Committee or engages in dilatory, disruptive, or contumacious conduct during a proceeding, the Business Conduct Committee, Hearing Panel, or Appeals Committee may impose those sanctions that are just under the circumstances. In particular, the Business Conduct Committee, Hearing Panel, or Appeals Committee may -

(a) Find that matters covered by the order or any other designated facts shall be taken as established against the noncomplying party;

(b) Refuse to allow the noncomplying party to support or oppose designated claims or defenses or prohibit the noncomplying party from introducing designated witnesses or documents into evidence;

(c) Strike portions of the noncomplying party's Complaint or Answer;

(d) Stay further proceedings until the noncomplying party complies with the order;

(e) Dismiss the Complaint if the Compliance Department is the noncomplying party or find the relevant facts and legal conclusions in the Complaint to be admitted if a Respondent is the noncomplying; or

(f) Bar an attorney or other representative from the proceeding if the attorney or representative has engaged in dilatory, disruptive, or contumacious conduct.

 
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