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Emeterio Cui vs Arellano University

112 Phil. 135 – Civil Law – Effect and Application of Laws – Waiver of Rights Emeterio Cui was a law student at the Arellano University. He finished the first […]

August 30, 2014

Continental Steel Manufacturing Corporation vs Voluntary Arbitrator Allan Montaño

603 SCRA 621 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Death Benefits for the Death of a Dependent – A Fetus is a Dependent Civil Law – Civil Personality – […]

April 26, 2014
 

Sergio Amonoy vs Spouses Gutierrez

351 SCRA 73 – Civil Law – Article 19 – Abuse of Rights – Damnum Absque Injuria In 1965, Atty. Sergio Amonoy represented Alfonso Fornilda (Formida in some records) in […]

July 23, 2011

Rodrigo Concepcion vs Court of Appeals

324 SCRA 85 – Civil Law – Torts and Damaqges – Human Relations – Article 26 – “Human Personality Exalted By Laws” The spouses Nestor and Allem Nicolas were the […]

July 23, 2011

Gil Miguel Puyat vs Ron Zabarte

Civil Law – Conflict of Laws – Processual Presumption – Forum Non Conveniens Remedial Law – Civil Procedure – Rule 34 – Summary Judgment Gil Miguel Puyat, a foreigner, lost […]

July 23, 2011
 

Beatriz Wassmer vs Francisco Velez

12 SCRA 648 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Article 21 of the Civil Code – Moral Damages – Exemplary Damages – Breach of Promise to Marry In 1954, […]

July 23, 2011
 

Gashem Shookat Baksh vs Court of Appeals

219 SCRA 115 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Breach of promise to Marry – Article 21 of the Civil Code In August 1986, while working as a waitress […]

July 23, 2011
 

Marcelino Galang vs Court of Appeals

Civil Law – Law on Sale – Conditional Sale – Specific Performance In July 1976, the Buenaventura siblings sold two parcels of land to Marcelino and Guadalupe Galang. The terms […]

July 23, 2011
 

Francisco Hermosisima vs Court of Appeals

103 Phil 629 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Breach of Promise to Marry – Moral Damages In 1950, Soledad Cagigas, 33 years old (then a school teacher, later […]

July 23, 2011
 

Custodio et al vs Court of Appeals

Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Damnum Absque Injuria – Actionable Wrong Pacifico Mabasa owns a property behind the properties of spouses Cristino and Brigida Custodio and spouses Lito and […]

July 23, 2011
 

RCPI vs Court of Appeals

143 SCRA 657 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Human Relations – Article 19 and 20 of the Civil Code – Negligence Loreto Dionela received a telegram via the […]

July 23, 2011
 

Globe-MacKay vs George Barrios

119 SCRA 461 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Moral Damages Globe McKay Cable and Radio Corporation failed to deliver to spouses George and Olga Barrios a cablegram from […]

July 23, 2011
 

Viola Cruz vs NLRC

324 SCRA 770 – Civil Law – Torts and damages – Moral and Exemplary Damages Petitioner Cruz was hired and employed by respondent Norkis as cashier/bookkeeper in its Cagayan de Oro […]

July 23, 2011
 

Philippine International Trading Co. vs Angeles

263 scra 420 Publication – Administrative Orders PITC issued Administrative Order No. SOCPEC 89-08-01 under which applications to the PITC for importation from the People’s Republic of China must be […]

November 20, 2010

Philippine Commercial and Industrial Bank vs Venicio Escolin

56 SCRA 266 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Application of Laws – Nationality Principle In November 1952, Linnie Jane Hodges, an American citizen from Texas made a will. In […]

November 5, 2010

Maria Cristina Bellis vs Edward Bellis

 20 SCRA 358 – Civil Law – Application of Laws – Nationality Principle Succession – Nationality of the Decedent – Legitimes Amos Bellis was a citizen of the State of Texas, and […]

November 5, 2010

Alice Reyes Van Dorn vs Manuel Romillo, Jr.

 139 SCRA 139 – Civil Law – Application of Laws – Foreign Laws – Nationality Principle – Divorce Obtained Abroad In 1972, Alice Reyes, a Filipina, and Richard Upton, an American, […]

November 5, 2010

Adolfo Aznar vs Helen Christensen Garcia

 7 SCRA 95 – Civil Law – Application of Laws – Foreign Law – Nationality Principle – Internal and Conflict Rule Application of the Renvoi Doctrine Edward Christensen was born in […]

November 5, 2010

Paula Llorente vs Court of Appeals

 345 SCRA 592 – Civil Law – Application of Laws – Foreign Laws – Nationality Principle – Effects of Foreign Divorce Succession – Last Will and Testament of an Alien In […]

November 5, 2010

Grace Garcia vs Rederick Recio

 366 SCRA 437 – Civil Law – Conflict of Laws – Foreign Law – Divorce Rederick Recio, a Filipino, was married to Editha Samson an Australian citizen, on March 1, 1987. […]

November 5, 2010

Illuh Asaali vs Commissioner of Customs

26 SCRA 382 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Territoriality of Philippine Laws Criminal Law – Characteristics of Penal Laws – Territoriality In 1950, customs officers intercepted 5 ships owned by […]

November 5, 2010

Jesulito Manalo vs Pedro Sistoza

312 SCRA 239- Political Law – Law on Public Officers – Appointments – Confirmation by the Commission on Appointments Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Duty of Courts in Respecting […]

November 5, 2010

Spouses Go It Bun and Choi Ping Tai vs Baltazar Dizon

 214 SCRA 41 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Prescriptive Dates – Prescription of Rights Mercantile Law – Law on Insurance – Insurable Interest; when not present In February 1981, […]

November 5, 2010

Cesario Ursua vs Court of Appeals

256 SCRA 149 – Statutory Construction – Purpose of a Law Civil Law – Application of Laws – Interpretation of Laws In 1989, Cesario Ursua was charged with bribery and dishonesty. […]

November 5, 2010

Philippine Rabbit Bus Lines, Inc. vs Ludivico Arciaga

 148 SCRA 438 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Application of Laws – Finality of Judgment On August 24, 1960, Taurino Singson as paying passenger on board a bus belonging […]

November 5, 2010

People of the Philippines vs Lorenzo Veneracion

 249 SCRA 244 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Application of Laws – Duty of a Judge to Impose Prescribed Penalty In August 1994, four accused were found guilty beyond […]

November 5, 2010

Felisa De Roy vs Court of Appeals

157 SCRA 757 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Application of Laws  – Publication of Laws – Publication of Supreme Court Decisions in the Official Gazette The firewall of a […]

November 5, 2010

Valenzuela Hardwood and Industial Supply, Inc. vs Court of Appeals

274 SCRA 642 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Waiver of Patrimonial Rights On January 16, 1984 plaintiff Valenzuela Hardwood and Industrial Supply Inc. entered into an agreement with the […]

November 5, 2010

Leopoldo Lorenzo vs Workmen’s Compensation Commission

81 SCRA 434 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Waiver of Rights Leopoldo Lorenzo worked as a molder for the Philippine Glass Manufacturing Company starting in 1964. In early 1974, […]

November 5, 2010

Ernestina Bernabe vs Carolina Alejo

374 SCRA 180 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Application of Laws – No retroactive effect if vested rights are impaired The late Fiscal Ernesto Bernabe allegedly fathered a son […]

November 5, 2010

Jose Aruego, Jr. vs Court of Appeals

264 SCRA 711 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Application of Laws – No retroactive effect if vested rights are impaired On March 7, 1983, a complaint for compulsory recognition […]

November 5, 2010

Ildefonso Elegado vs Court of Tax Appeals

173 SCRA 285 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Applicability of Laws On March 14, 1976, Warren Taylor Graham, an American national, formerly resident of the Philippines, died in Oregon, […]

November 5, 2010

Board of Commissioners vs Joselito Dela Rosa

197 SCRA 863 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Conflict of Laws – Foreign Laws; How Proven – Proof of Foreign Laws – Processual Presumption On July 6, 1960, […]

November 5, 2010

Yao Kee vs Aida Sy-Gonzales

167 SCRA 737 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Conflict of Laws – Foreign Laws – Applicability of Foreign Marriage Laws Sy Kiat, a Chinese national, died on January 17, […]

November 5, 2010

Philippine Veterans Bank Employees Union vs Benjamin Vega

360 SCRA 32 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Publication of Laws – Indispensability of Publication In 1985, the Central Bank of the Philippines filed a petition for assistance in […]

November 5, 2010

Lorenzo Tañada vs Juan Tuvera (1986)

146 SCRA 446 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Publication – Presidential Proclamations etc – What “unless otherwise provided” means in Article 2 of the Civil Code With the Supreme […]

November 5, 2010

Lorenzo Tañada vs Juan Tuvera (1985)

 136 SCRA 27 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Publication of Laws – Presidential Proclamations Invoking the people’s right to be informed on matters of public concerns as well as […]

November 5, 2010

Manuel Lara vs Petronilo Del Rosario, Jr.

94 Phil 778 – Civil Law – Preliminary Title – Publication of Laws Manuel Lara et al were former taxi drivers of Petronilo Del Rosario, Jr. In September 1950, Del Rosario sold […]

November 5, 2010