Category Archives: Civil Liability

A ruling on the culpability of the offender will have no bearing on said independent civil action based on an entirely different cause of action, i.e., culpa contractual.

The acquittal of Padilla in the criminal case is immaterial to the instant case for breach of contract This thus now leaves us with the remaining issue raised by G & S, that is, whether the CA gravely erred in … Continue reading

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Death of the accused pending appeal of his conviction extinguishes his criminal liability as well as the civil liability based solely thereon. the claim for civil liability survives notwithstanding the death of the accused, if the same may also be predicated on a source of obligation other than delict

We note, first off, that the death of Angeles and of Mayor Comendador during the pendency of the case extinguished their criminal liabilities.           We now hold, as did the Sandiganbayan that the civil liability of Mayor Comendador survived his … Continue reading

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