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Negotiorum Gestio

An extra-contractual obligation that is created whenever a person voluntarily takes charge of the agency or management of the business or property of another, without any power from the latter. This juridical relation does not arise when: (1) The property or business is not neglected; (2) The manager has been tacitly authorized by the owner. (Article 2144, CC)

Semper Praesumitur Pro Matrimonio

means “the law always presume marriage”. Semper = “always”; Praesumitur = presume; pro matrimony = “for marriage” In Perido vs. Perido, the children of Lucio

“Yamashita Standard”

Also known as “Command Line Responsibility” or “Command Responsibility, is when the law of war imposes on an army commander a duty to take such

Business Judgment Rule

The will of the majority of the Board members control corporate affairs and contracts intra vires and the courts will not interfere unless such contracts

Republic v. Matias-Dagdag

Facts On September 7, 1975, Erlinda Matias married Avelino Parangan Dagdag. A week after the wedding, Avelino started leaving his family without explanation. He would disappear

Norberto Vitangcol vs. People

G.R. No. 207406, Jan. 13, 2016 Lesson: “Marriage License cannot be found” issued by Civil Registrar is not sufficient to invalidate the first marriage and

Stocks vs. Bonds

Stocks Bonds Nature A unit of ownership of the company A loan to the company Profits over time Intended to appreciate in value through time

Actions in rem vs. in personam

In rem proceeding In personam proceeding Object of the action To bar all who might make an objection against a right, and anyone in the

Persons and Family Relations Quiz

Persons is a sub-topic under the Civil Code, particularly that of the Family Code. This is usually taken during the first year of law school.

Jurisdiction and its Types

Means “the power to hear and decide cases” (Herrera vs. Barreto) and execute judgment thereon (Echegaray vs. Sec. of Justice) “The authority to resolve cases,

Adoption

The primary legal source for domestic adoption in the Philippines is RA 8552. Its short name is Domestic Adoption Act of 1998 and its complete

Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax meaning is the final tax assessed on the presumed gain derived by citizens and resident aliens, as well as estates and trusts,

Stare decisis

that once a question of law has been examined and decided, it should be deemed settled and closed to further argument. – Virtucio vs. Alegarbes

Liyao vs. Liyao Digest

G.R. No. 138961. March 7, 2002 Facts William Liyao Jr. filed an action for compulsory recognition as the illegitimate son of William Liyao. Corazon, the