STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN SUPREME COURT

C4-96-1201

In Re Petition for Disciplinary Action against
Carol Sue Merlin, an Attorney at Law of the
State of Minnesota.

O R D E R

Based upon the application of the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, pursuant to Rule 12(c)(1), Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility, and upon evidence that respondent, Carol Sue Merlin, cannot be found in the state or served personally with the petition for disciplinary action,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that respondent is suspended from the practice of law. Respondent has 1 year from the date of the filing of this order to move for vacation of the order for suspension and for leave to answer the disciplinary petition.

Dated: July 1, 1996

BY THE COURT:

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Alan C. Page

Associate Justice