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May a Court Motu Proprio Render Judgment on the Pleadings?
May a court motu proprio render judgment on the pleadings under the 2019 Rules of Civil Procedure? Section 1, Rule 34 of the Rules of Court provides that “[w]here an answer fails to tender an issue, or otherwise admits the material allegations of the adverse party’s pleading, the court may, on motion of that party,…
Answers to Bar Exam Questions: Even Experts may Differ
Question No. 13(a) from the 2002 Remedial Law Bar Examination reads as follows: “Delia sued Victor for personal injuries which she allegedly sustained when she was struck by a car driven by Victor. May the court receive in evidence, over proper and timely objection by Delia, a certified true copy of a judgment of acquittal…
Was Rule 70 of the Rules of Court on Ejectment Superseded by the 2022 Rules on Expedited Procedures in the First Level Courts?
The Rules on Expedited Procedures in the First Level Courts (REPFLEC) which took effect on 11 April 2022 provide for a new Rule on Small Claims and a new Rule on Summary Procedure (2022 RSP). The REPFLEC provides that its provisions, particularly the 2022 RSP, shall apply to ejectment cases or actions for forcible entry…
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