Gagne v. Vaccaro

In Gagne v. Vaccaro, 255 Conn. 390, 766 A.2d 416 (2001), the Court stated: "They are not designed to be a basis for civil liability. . . . The fact that a Rule is a just basis for a lawyer's self-assessment, or for sanctioning a lawyer under the administration of a disciplinary authority, does not imply that an antagonist in a collateral proceeding or transaction has standing to seek enforcement of the Rule. Accordingly, nothing in the Rules should be deemed to augment any substantive legal duty of lawyers or the extra-disciplinary consequences of violating such a duty." Id., 403.