Absolute immunity

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Absolute immunity is a form of legal immunity for government officials that confers total immunity from criminal prosecution and lawsuits so long as they are acting within the scope of their duties.[1] Absolute immunity contrasts with qualified immunity, which only applies if specified conditions are met.

Absolute immunity has been applied to lawyers in some cases.[2]

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  1. ^ Absolute Immunity. Louisiana State University Medical and Public Health Law Site.
  2. ^ "Connecticut Court Rules That Lawyers Can't Be Sued for Fraud". Insurancejournal.com.