The district court granted summary judgment in favor of a law firm. The court held that signing a confession of judgment did not create an attorney client relationship between the law firm and the judgment debtor. The court also noted that, under Illinois law, a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct does not give rise to a cause of action or duty in tort. There is no “ethical malpractice” or “professional responsibility tort” in Illinois.
(This is for informational purposes and is not legal advice.)