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Torts and Damages

Radio Communications of the Philippines vs Court of Appeals

195 SCRA 147 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Award of Exemplary Damages In January 1983, the spouses Flores and Minerva Timan sent a telegram to their relatives […]

March 21, 2014

Dario Nacar vs Gallery Frames

703 SCRA 439 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Actual and Compensatory Damages – Legal Rate of Interest is now 6% Labor Law – Labor Relations – Illegal […]

March 12, 2014

Jose Amadora vs Court of Appeals

Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Article 2180 – Liability of Schools of Arts and Trades and Academic Schools – Liability of Teachers and Heads of School In April […]

March 5, 2014

Air France vs Rafael Carrascoso

Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Negligence – Malfeasance – Quasi-Delict Remedial Law – Evidence – Hearsay Rule – Res Gestae – Startling Event In March 1958, Rafael Carrascoso […]

March 4, 2014

Spouses Teodoro and Nanette Pereña vs Spouses Nicolas and Teresita Zarate

Civil Law – Common Carrier – Private School Transport are Common Carriers Torts and Damages – Heirs of a high school student may be awarded damages for loss income  In […]

January 28, 2014

Cresencio Libi et al vs IAC et al

Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Vicarious Liability of Parents – Murder-Suicide of Minor Lovers Since about 1976, minors Julie Ann Gotiong and Wendell Libi were lovers. In December […]

October 5, 2013
 

Saudi Arabian Airlines vs Court of Appeals

297 SCRA 469 – Conflict of Laws – Private International Law – Situs – Locus Actus  Milagros Morada was working as a stewardess for Saudia Arabian Airlines. In 1990, while […]

November 21, 2012
 

Asset Privatization Trust vs Court of Appeals

300 SCRA 579 – Business Organization – Corporation Law – Corporation Generally Not Entitled To Moral Damages – Power To Enter Into Contracts  In 1968, the government undertook to support […]

November 20, 2012
 

Acme Shoe, Rubber & Plastic Corporation vs Court of Appeals

260 SCRA 714 – Business Organization – Corporation Law – Rule on Moral Damages When It Comes to Corporations  In June 1978, Acme Shoe, Rubber & Plastic Corporation executed a […]

November 20, 2012

Philippine Commercial International Bank vs Court of Appeals (2001)

350 SCRA 446 – Mercantile Law – Business Organization – Corporation Law – Liability of a Banking Corporation for Wrongful/Tortuous Acts Committed By Its Employees  In 1977, 1978, and 1979 […]

November 20, 2012
 

Sergio Naguiat vs National Labor Relations Commission

269 SCRA 564 – Business Organization – Corporation Law – Close Corporation – Liability for Tort  Sergio Naguiat was the president of Clark Field Taxi, Inc. (CFTI) which supplied taxi […]

November 20, 2012
 

Philippine National Bank vs Court of Appeals et al

83 SCRA 237 – Business Organization – Corporation Law – Corporation’s Liability for Negligence Rita Tapnio owes PNB an amount of P2,000.00. The amount is secured by her sugar crops […]

November 19, 2012
 

Nancy Go and Alex Go vs Court of Appeals

Family Code – Article 73 – Exercise of Profession of Either Spouse  In 1981, Hermogenes Ong and Jane Ong contracted with Nancy Go for the latter to film their wedding. […]

September 17, 2012

Alfredo Velayo vs Shell Company

100 Phil 168 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Obligations arising from human relations Prior to 1948, Commercial Airlines (CALI) owed P170k (abt. $79k) to Shell Company. CAL offered its […]

September 8, 2011

Spouses Africa et al vs Caltex Philippines, Boquiren and the Court of Appeals

16 SCRA 448 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Res Ipsa Loquitur In March 1948, in Rizal Avenue, Manila, a tank truck was hosing gasoline into the underground storage […]

September 7, 2011

Amado Picart vs Frank Smith, Jr.

37 Phil 809 – Civil Law Torts and Damages – Doctrine of Last Clear Chance In December 1912, Amado Picart was riding his horse and while they were on a 75 […]

September 7, 2011

Salud Villanueva Vda. De Bataclan vs Mariano Medina

102 Phil 181 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Proximate Cause Pass-midnight in September 1952, Juan Bataclan rode a bus owned by Mariano Medina from Cavite to Pasay. While […]

September 5, 2011

La Mallorca and Pampanga Bus Company vs Valentin De Jesus

17 SCRA 22 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Negligence In October 1959, Lolita de Jesus was riding a bus owned by La Mallorca and Pampanga Bus Company which […]

September 5, 2011

E.M. Wright vs Manila Electric Co

28 Phil 122 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Negligence In August 1909, E.M. Wright was driving his calesa going home. He had drunk more wine than he customarily […]

September 5, 2011

Jose Dingcong vs Halim Kanaan

72 Phil 14 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of proprietors Jose Dingcong was the owner of a hotel in Iloilo. In 1933, a certain Francisco Echevarria rented […]

September 3, 2011

City of Manila vs Genaro Teotico

22 SCRA 267 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of municipal corporations in certain cases In January 1958, at about 8pm, Genaro Teotico was about to board a […]

September 3, 2011

J.H. Chapman vs James Underwood

27 Phil 374 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of owners of motor vehicles The facts of the case took place in the 1910’s. J.H. Chapman visited a […]

September 3, 2011

Margarita Afialda vs Basilio Hisole et al

85 Phil 67 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of possessors or users of animals – Assumption of Risk Loreto Afialda was a caretaker of the carabaos owned […]

September 3, 2011

Spouses Moises and Brigida Palisoc vs Antonio Brillantes

41 SCRA 548 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of teachers/heads of establishments of arts and trades In March 1966, while Dominador Palisoc (16 years old) was watching […]

September 3, 2011

Republic vs Judge Perfecto Palacio

38 SCRA 899 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of the State for acts of special agents In April 1960, a certain Ildefenso Ortiz sued the Irrigation Service […]

September 3, 2011

Merritt vs Government of the Philippine Islands

34 Phil 311 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of the State for acts of special agents Political Law – Non-Suability of the State – Waiver of […]

September 3, 2011

Sabina Exconde vs Delfin and Dante Capuno

101 Phil 843 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of Parents Dante Capuno was a 15 year old boy who was a pupil of Balintawak Elementary School. […]

August 22, 2011

Maria Teresa Cuadra vs Alfonso Monfort

35 SCRA 160 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Liability of Parents Maria Teresa Cuadra and Maria Teresa Monfort were both classmates in Mabini Elementary School Bacolod City. In […]

August 21, 2011

Eusebio Mendoza vs La Mallorca Bus Company

82 SCRA 245 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Distinction of Liability of Employers Under Article 2180 and Their Liability Under the Revised Penal Code In April 1950, the […]

August 21, 2011

Antonio Vasquez vs Francisco De Borja

74 Phil 560 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Distinction of Liability of Employers Under Article 2180 and Their Liability for Breach of Contract In January 1932, Francisco De Borja […]

August 21, 2011
 

Jose Cangco vs Manila Railroad Co.

30 Phil 768 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Distinction of Liability of Employers Under Article 2180 and Their Liability for Breach of Contract On January 20, 1915, Cangco […]

August 13, 2011
 

Mr. and Mrs. Ong vs Metropolitan Water District

104 Phil 397 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Due Diligence as a Defense – Last Clear Chance; when not applied On July 5, 1952, Dominador Ong (14 years […]

August 13, 2011
 

Juan Bahia vs Fausta Litonjua and Mariano Leynes

30 Phil 624 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Due Diligence as a Defense – Liability of a Person Who Rented a Car On May 14, 1911, Mariano Leynes […]

August 13, 2011
 

Rosalio Marquez vs Bernardo Castillo

68 Phil 568 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Employer Not Liable When Injury Did Not Occur in the Course of Duty or Service On April 30, 1937, Mariano […]

August 12, 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
 

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
 

Jose Ortaliz vs Conrado Echarri

101 Phil 947 Torts and Damages – Employer Liable for Damages Caused by Employee Although not Engaged in Business or Industry In December 1953, Segundino Estanda was driving the Studebaker […]

July 23, 2011
 

Yamada vs Manila Railroad & Bachrach Garage

33 Phil 11 Torts and Damages – Liability of Employers   In January 1913, Yamada et al hired a taxi owned and operated by Bachrach Garage so that they may […]

July 23, 2011
 

Cuison vs Norton & Harrison Co

55 Phil 18 Torts and Damages – Liability of Employers   Ora was the owner of a truck which transports lumbers owned by Norton & Harrison Co. Ora employed two […]

July 23, 2011
 

Candida Virata vs Victorio Ochoa

81 SCRA 472 Torts and Damages – Double Recovery of Civil Liability   In September 1975, Borilla was driving a jeep when he hit Arsenio Virata thereby causing the latter’s […]

July 23, 2011
 

Batangas Laguna Tayabas Bus Company, Inc. vs Court of Appeals

64 SCRA 427 Torts and Damages – Civil Liability from Quasi Delicts vs Civil Liability from Crimes In February 1963, Ilagan was driving a bus owned by Batangas Laguna Tayaban […]

July 17, 2011
 

Elcano vs Hill

77 SCRA 100 – May 26, 1977 Torts and Damages – Civil Liability from Quasi Delicts vs Civil Liability from Crimes Reginald Hill, a minor, caused the death of Agapito […]

July 17, 2011
 

Barredo vs Garcia and Almario

73 Phil 607 Torts and Damages – Civil Liability from Quasi Delicts vs Civil Liability from Crimes   At about 1:30am on May 3, 1936, Fontanilla’s taxi collided with a […]

July 17, 2011
 

PNB vs Catipon

98 Phil 27 Torts and Damages – Effect of Acquittal Catipon bought onions from Ramirez in 1951. The son of Ramirez told Catipon that the only way he could get […]

July 17, 2011
 

Salvacion Monsanto vs Deputy Exec Sec Fulgencio Factoran

Pardon Does not Extinguish Civil Liabilities & It is Prospective Monsanto was the Asst Treasurer of Calbayug City. She was charged for the crime of Estafa through Falsification of Public […]

July 12, 2011

Filamer Christian Institute vs Court of Appeals

190 SCRA 477 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Human Resources Development – Torts – Section 14, Rule X, Book III, IRR (Labor Code) NOTE: This case reversed Filamer […]

July 12, 2011

Pastor Tenchavez vs Vicenta Escaño

15 Phil. 355 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – When Liability for Quasi Delict Arises – Unfounded Suit In February 1948, Pastor Tenchavez and Vicenta Escaño secretly married each other […]

July 2, 2011

Lucio Francisco vs Crispulo Onrubia

46 Phil. 327 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – When Liability for Quasi Delict Arises In November 1922, Crispulo Onrubia was driving his car in Calle Ascarraga, Manila and […]

July 2, 2011
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