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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…

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