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SURIGAO MINERAL vs CLORIBEL (1970)

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC   G.R. No. L-27072          January 9, 1970 SURIGAO MINERAL RESERVATION BOARD, ET AL., petitioners, vs. HON. GAUDENCIO CLORIBEL […]

September 26, 2015

Surigao Mineral Reservation Board vs Gaudencio Cloribel (1970)

31 SCRA 1 – Legal Ethics – Duty to Respect Judicial Authorities – Contempt of Court In Re: Contempt Proceedings Against Attorneys Vicente L. Santiago, Jose Beltran Sotto, Graciano C. […]

September 26, 2015

NAVARRO vs SOLIDUM, JR.

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 9872          January 28, 2014 NATIVIDAD P. NAVARRO and HILDA S. PRESBITERO, Complainants, vs. ATTY. IVAN M. […]

July 5, 2015

Natividad Navarro vs Ivan Solidum, Jr.

A.C. No. 9872 – Legal Ethics – Duty of Lawyer to Account for Client’s Money Canon 16 applies sans lawyer-client relationship In April 2006, Hilda Presbitero engaged the services of […]

July 5, 2015

IN RE: PARCASIO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION A.M. No. 1000           February 18, 1976 IN RE: ATTY. SATURNINO PARCASIO   R E S O L […]

July 4, 2015

In Re: Atty. Saturnino Parcasio

69 SCRA 336 – Legal Ethics – Effect of Pardon on Pending Disbarment Case In 1966, Atty. Saturnino Parcasio was convicted for robbery with intimidation. His appeals were denied. He […]

July 4, 2015

LINSANGAN vs TOLENTINO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION A.C. No. 6672          September 4, 2009 PEDRO L. LINSANGAN, Complainant, vs. ATTY. NICOMEDES TOLENTINO, Respondent.   R E S […]

July 3, 2015

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

VILLANUEVA vs GONZALES

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 7657         February 12, 2008 VIVIAN VILLANUEVA, petitioner, vs. ATTY. CORNELIUS M. GONZALES, respondent.   D E C […]

July 2, 2015

Vivian Villanueva vs Atty. Cornelius Gonzales

544 SCRA 410 – Legal Ethics – Lawyer’s Duties to Clients; Case Update In 2000, Vivian Villanueva engaged the services of Atty. Cornelius Gonzales to help her transfer a title to […]

July 2, 2015

FOSTER vs AGTANG

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 10579          December 10, 2014 ERLINDA FOSTER, Complainant, vs. ATTY. JAIME V. AGTANG, Respondent.   D E C […]

June 29, 2015

Erlinda Foster vs Jaime Agtang

A.C. No. 10579 – Legal Ethics – Borrowing From Clients Not Appropriate Civil Claims Cannot Be Litigated in a Disbarment Suit In 2009, Erlinda Foster engaged the services of Atty. […]

June 29, 2015

ORBE vs ADAZA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION A.C. No. 5252          May 20, 2004 PRISCILLA Z. ORBE, complainant, vs. ATTY. HENRY ADAZA, respondent.   D E C […]

December 26, 2014

SOLIDON vs MACALALAD

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION A.C. No. 8158               February 24, 2010 ATTY. ELMER C. SOLIDON, Complainant, […]

April 16, 2014

Atty. Elmer Solidon vs Atty. Ramil Macalalad

613 SCRA 472 – Legal Ethics – Code of Professional Responsibility – Neglect of Duties – Failure to Account In 2005, Atty. Elmer Solidon engaged the services of Atty. Ramil Macalalad for […]

April 16, 2014

BUENASEDA vs FLAVIER

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 106719            September 21, 1993 DRA. BRIGIDA S. BUENASEDA, Lt. Col. ISABELO BANEZ, JR., ENGR. CONRADO […]

October 26, 2013

Brigida Buenaseda et al vs Juan Flavier et al

Legal Ethics – Legal Profession – Motion for Disbarment Improperly Filed Administrative Law – Power of the Ombudsman – Preventive Suspension In 1992, the NCMH Nurses Association (NCMH) filed a […]

October 26, 2013

ARANDA vs ELAYDA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION A.C. No. 7907               December 15, 2010 SPOUSES VIRGILIO and ANGELINA […]

October 26, 2013

Spouses Aranda vs Atty. Emmanuel Elayda

Legal Ethics – Legal Profession – Negligence of Counsel In 2006, Atty. Emmanuel Elayda was hired by Spouses Virgilio and Angelina Aranda to be their counsel in a civil case. […]

October 26, 2013

RE: EDMUNDO MACARRUBO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. READ MACARRUBO DISBARMENT CASE HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 6148             January 22, 2013 […]

February 13, 2013

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

MACARRUBO vs MACARRUBO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. READ MACARRUBO’s 2013 REINSTATEMENT TO THE BAR. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 6148             February […]

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

CAPILI vs BENTULAN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court Manila SECOND DIVISION A.C. No. 5862           October 12, 2011 DALISAY CAPILI, complainant, vs ATTY. ALFREDO L. BENTULAN, respondent.   Sirs/Mesdames: […]

December 7, 2012

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: PACTOLIN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Baguio EN BANC A.C. No. 7940               April 24, 2012 RE: SC DECISION DATED […]

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 vs PEÑA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 145817               October 19, 2011 URBAN BANK, INC, Petitioner, vs. […]

December 7, 2012

NEVADA vs CASUGA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 7591               March 20, 2012 CORAZON T. NEVADA, Complainant, vs. […]

December 2, 2012

TIONG vs FLORENDO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court Manila THIRD DIVISION A.C. No. 4428          December 12, 2011 ELPIDIO P. TIONG, complainant, vs. ATTY. GEORGE M. FLORENDO, respondent.   […]

December 2, 2012

IN RE: SORIANO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-24114           June 30, 1970 IN THE MATTER OF PROCEEDINGS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST ATTY. CLEMENTE […]

October 14, 2012
 

In Re: Clemente Soriano

Legal Ethics – Lawyer’s Negligence  Atty. Clemente Soriano entered his appearance in the case People’s Homesite vs Mencias and Tiburcio et al. He sought to represent Marcelino Tiburcio. The odd […]

October 14, 2012

BAUTISTA vs BARRIOS

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.M. No. 258          December 21, 1963 RUFINA BAUTISTA, complainant-petitioner, vs. ATTY. BENJAMIN O. BARRIOS, defendant-respondent. D E C I S […]

September 25, 2012
 

Rufina Bautista vs Atty. Benjamin Barrios

9 SCRA 695 – Legal Ethics – Representing Conflicting Interests  Bautista approached Atty. Barrios to help her and two other parties to draft a Deed of Partition involving the intestate […]

September 25, 2012

PEOPLE vs MALUNSING

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. L-29015            April 29, 1975 THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, plaintiff-appellee, vs. FELIPE MALUNSING, ET AL., defendants, […]

September 25, 2012
 

People of the Philippines vs Felipe Malunsing

63 SCRA 493 – Legal Ethics – Duty of Counsel to Be Adequately Prepared  Manuel Villegas together with Malunsing et al were charged for murder. At the opening of the […]

September 25, 2012

IN RE: GOMEZ

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court Manila EN BANC 43 Phil. 376           May 16, 1922 In re FELICIANO GOMEZ, attorney-at-law, Attorney-General Villa-Real for the Government. No appearance […]

September 24, 2012
 

In Re: Feliciano Gomez

43 Phil 376 – Legal Ethics – Contemptuous Language  In 1921, Atty. Feliciano Gomez lost an election protest case for the governorship of Laguna filed by Juan Cailles which reached […]

September 24, 2012

CRISOSTOMO vs SEC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. Nos. 89095 & 89555   November 6, 1989 SIXTO P. CRISOSTOMO, petitioner, vs. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, […]

September 17, 2012
 

Sixto Crisostomo vs Securities and Exchange Commission

179 SCRA 146 – Legal Ethics – Duty Against Forum Shopping Crisostomo is a minority stockholder of the United Doctors Medical Center. He is also the director and legal counsel […]

September 17, 2012

SAMAR MINING vs ARNADO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-22304    July 30, 1968 SAMAR MINING CO., INC., petitioner-appellant, vs. FRANCISCO P. ARNADO, POMPEYO V. […]

September 17, 2012
 

Samar Mining Company vs Francisco Arnado

24 SCRA 402 – Legal Ethics – Duty to Assist in the Administration of Justice  In 1958, Rufino Abuyen won a labor case against Samar Mining Company. Abuyen was awarded […]

September 17, 2012

URBINA vs MACEREN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 288-J       June 19, 1974 GAUDENCIO S. URBINA and VEDASTO B. GESMUNDO, complainants, vs. JUDGE MAXIMO […]

September 16, 2012
 

Atty. Gaudencio Urbina vs Judge Maximo Maceren

57 SCRA 403 – Legal Ethics – Lawyer owes fidelity to the courts Atty. Urbina and one Atty. Vedasto Gesmundo lost a case filed in the sala of Judge Maceren. […]

September 16, 2012

FERNANDEZ vs BELLO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-14277             April 30, 1960 MANUEL L. FERNANDEZ, petitioner, vs. HON. […]

September 16, 2012
 

Atty. Manuel Fernandez vs Judge Eloy Bello

107 Phil 1140 – Legal Ethics – Strong Language by a Lawyer against a Judge  Atty. Manuel Fernandez won a civil case for Florentino Perreyras however, Florentino died without paying […]

September 16, 2012

DE LEON vs TORRES

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 180     June 30, 1956 LUIS N. DE LEON, complainant, vs. JOSE Y. TORRES, respondent.   […]

September 16, 2012
 

Judge Luis De Leon vs Atty. Jose Torres

99 Phil 463 – Legal Ethics – Duty to Respect Court Orders  In 1953, Atty. Jose Torres sent a telegram to Judge Luis De Leon where he threatened that if […]

September 16, 2012

NUENO vs SANTOS

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC [58 Phil. 557] October 11, 1933 JOSE TOPACIO NUENO, complainant, vs. PASCUAL SANTOS, respondent. Pascual Santos in his own […]

September 13, 2012
 

Jose Topacio Nueno vs Pascual Santos

58 Phil 557 – Legal Ethics – Doing of Falsehood in Court  Nueno was a board member of Manila. He filed a complaint against his fellow board member Atty. Pascual […]

September 13, 2012
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