Category Archives: Quasi-Offense

What applies in the case of breach of contract is Article 1170 of the Civil Code which reads:Those who in the performance of their obligations are guilty of fraud, negligence or delay, and those who in any manner contravene the tenor thereof, are liable for damages.

The Court finds that since petitioners’ complaint arose from a contract, the doctrine of proximate cause finds no application to it: The doctrine of proximate cause is applicable only in actions for quasi-delicts, not in actions involving breach of contract. … Continue reading

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Prior Conviction or Acquittal of Reckless Imprudence Bars Subsequent Prosecution for the Same

The accused’s negative constitutional right not to be “twice put in jeopardy of punishment for the same offense” protects him from, among others,   post-conviction prosecution for the same offense, with the prior verdict rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction … Continue reading

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