Johnson v. Stojan Law Office, P.C. , 2018 IL App (3d) 170003, reh’g denied (Feb. 22, 2018), appeal denied sub nom. Johnson v. Stojan Law Office, P.C, 98 N.E.3d 51 (Ill. 2018)
The Third District affirmed the grant of summary judgment on a legal malpractice claim brought against a lawyer related to a trust dispute. It held that the lawyer did not owe a duty to a beneficiary of a trust because the possibility that he could benefit from the trust is insufficient to create a duty. The court also held that the plaintiff never actually became a trustee to whom the attorney would owe a duty because the trust was amended before the plaintiff would have become a trustee.
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