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Petition for Leave to Reclaim Practice of Law of Benjamin Dacanay by on Mar 30, 2013540 SCRA 424 – Civil Law – Private International Law – Nationality Theory – Practice of Law is Reserved for Filipinos  In 1998, Atty. Benjamin Dacanay went to Canada to seek medical help. In order for him to take advantage of Canada’s free...



In Re: Petition for Extraordinary Mercy of Edmundo Macarrubo by on Feb 13, 2013Problem 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 filed a motion for reconsideration but w...



RE: EDMUNDO MACARRUBO by on Feb 13, 2013READ CASE DIGEST HERE. READ MACARRUBO DISBARMENT CASE HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 6148             January 22, 2013 FLORENCE [...]...



Florence Teves Macarrubo vs Atty. Edmundo Macarrubo by on Feb 13, 2013Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Disbarment Case is Sui Generis – Immoral and Deceitful Conduct  In 1982, Edmundo Macarrubo married Helen Esparza. In 1986, he began his career as a lawyer. However in 1991, Macarrubo married Florence Teves while h...



MACARRUBO vs MACARRUBO by on Feb 13, 2013READ 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 27, 2004 FLORENCE [...]...



In Re: Vicente Ching by on Jan 6, 2013Legal Profession – Admission to the Bar – Citizenship Requirement In 1998, Vicente Ching finished his law degree at the Saint Louis University in Baguio City. He eventually passed the bar but he was advised that he needs to show proof that he is...



IN RE: CHING by on Jan 6, 2013READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC   BAR MATTER No. 914           October 1, 1999 RE: APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHILIPPINE BAR, vs. VICENTE D. CHING, applicant. R [...]...



First Philippine International Bank vs CA by on Jan 3, 2013252 SCRA 259 – Conflict of Laws – Private International Law – Origin of Forum Non Conveniens Producers Bank (now called First Philippine International Bank), which has been under conservatorship since 1984, is the owner of 6 parcels of land. Th...



Urban Bank, Inc. vs Atty. Magdaleno Peña by on Dec 7, 2012Problem 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 was sold for P240 million. As the land was occupied by unautho...



URBAN BANK vs PEÑA by on Dec 7, 2012READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 145817               October 19, 2011 URBAN BANK, INC, Petitioner, vs. MAGDALENO M. PEÑA, Respondent. x – [...]...