Law Lessons from Shapiro v. Rinaldi, App. Div., No. A-1753-14T4, March 18, 2016:
A violation of the RPCs by an attorney will not, standing alone, create a cause of action for damages in favor of a person allegedly aggrieved by that violation. Baxt v. Liloia, 155 N.J. 190, 197, 201 (1998). Rather, the RPCs were intended to regulate lawyer conduct through the disciplinary process, not to serve as a basis for civil liability. Id. at 197-98.
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