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Problem Areas in Legal Ethics

Pedro Linsangan vs Atty. Nicomedes Tolentino

598 SCRA 133 – Legal Ethics – Unethical Solicitation of Legal Business In 2005, Atty. Pedro Linsangan filed an administrative complaint against Atty. Nicomedes Tolentino alleging that Atty. Tolentino, through […]

July 3, 2015

Gregorio Dimarucot vs People of the Philippines

630 SCRA 659 – Remedial Law – Criminal Procedure/Civil Procedure – Appellant’s Brief; Failure to File – Abandonment of Appeal Legal Profession – Negligence of Counsel Binds Client In 2006, […]

July 1, 2015

Commission on Elections vs Tomas Noynay

292 SCRA 264 – Legal Ethics – Duty of Lawyers To Properly Quote The Supreme Court Judicial Ethics – Duty of the Judge to be Studious of the Principles of Law […]

April 3, 2015

Regino Aro vs Arsenio Nañawa

27 SCRA 1090 – Legal Ethics – Attorney’s Fees; Right Thereto – Contingent Fees In 1964, Luis and Pablo Magtibay engaged the services of Atty. Regino Aro in a partition […]

April 3, 2015

In Re: Petition for Extraordinary Mercy of Edmundo Macarrubo

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Reinstatement to the Bar – Judicial Clemency Guidelines In February 2004, Edmundo Macarrubo was disbarred for having contracted two bigamous marriages (gross immorality). He […]

February 13, 2013

Florence Teves Macarrubo vs Atty. Edmundo Macarrubo

424 SCRA 42 – Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Disbarment Case is Sui Generis – Immoral and Deceitful Conduct  In 1982, Edmundo Macarrubo married Helen Esparza. In 1986, he […]

February 13, 2013

Dalisay Capili vs Atty. Alfredo Bentulan

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Duty to Represent Client with Competence and Diligence  Dalisay Capili engaged the legal services of Atty. Alfredo Bentulan as her counsel in a civil […]

December 7, 2012

In Re: Rodolfo Pactolin

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Moral Turpitude – Disbarment  In May 2008, the Supreme Court, in G.R. No. 161455 (Pactolin vs Sandiganbayan), affirmed the conviction of Atty. Rodolfo Pactolin […]

December 7, 2012

Urban Bank, Inc. vs Atty. Magdaleno Peña

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Unconscionable Attorney’s Fees –Quantum Meruit  In 1994, Isabel Sugar Company, Inc. (ISCI) sold a parcel of land to Urban Bank, Inc. (UBI). The land […]

December 7, 2012

Corazon Nevada vs Atty. Rodolfo Casuga

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Gross Misconduct – Malpractice of Law – Misconduct In 2007, Corazon Nevada, filed a disbarment case against Atty. Rodolfo Casuga. Nevada alleged the following: […]

December 2, 2012

Elpidio Tiong vs Atty. George Florendo

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Pardon Does Not Bar Sanction Against an Erring Lawyer – Moral Depravity – Grossly Immoral Conduct  Atty. George Florendo has been serving as the […]

December 2, 2012