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RCPI vs Court of Appeals
143 scra 657
Article 19 and 20 of the Civil Code – Negligence
Loreto Dionella alleges that the defamatory words on the telegram sent to him by the operator RCPI not only wounded his feelings but also caused him undue embarrassment and affected adversely his business as well because other people have come to know said defamatory words. Dionella filed for damages and was granted by the trial court and was affirmed by the Court of Appeals the liability of petitioner company employer predicated under Article 19 and 20 of the Civil Code. RCPI now comes to the Supreme Court for review by certiorari.
ISSUE: Whether or not the Court of Appeals erred in holding that the liability of RCPI is predicated under Article 19 and 20 of the Civil Code.
HELD: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court. The cause of action of private respondent is based on Artciles 19 and 20 of the new Civil Code as well as respondent’s breach of contract thru negligence of its own employees.
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