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FIRST SET OF CASES TO BE DIGESTED (To be passed on or before Midterm Exam date) 1.

Payment of Docket Fees Manchester Development Corp. v. Court of Appeals, 149 SCRA 562 (1987); Sun Insurance Office. Ltd. v. Asuncion, 170 SCRA 275 (1989); Tacay v. Regional Trial Court of Tagum, Davao del Norte, 180 SCRA 433 (1989) 2. Distinction between civil action and special proceeding Natcher v. Hon. Court of Appeals, et al., G.R. No. 133000, October 2, 2001; 366 SCRA 385 3. Construction of the Rules of Court Go v. Tan, G.R. No. 130330, Sept. 26, 2003, 414 SCRA 123 4. Cause of Action Arba v. Nicolas, et al., G.R. No. 168394, Oct. 6, 2008 5. On joinder of Causes of Action Republic v. Hernandez, G.R. No. 117209, Feb. 9, 1996, 253 SCRA 509 6. Neither a dead person nor his estate may be a party plaintiff in a court action; deceased person does not have such legal entity to bring an action; he may not be named a party defendant in a court action Ventura v. Hon. Francis J. Militante, et al., G.R. No. 63145, Oct. 5, 1999, 316 SCRA 226 7. Indispensable party is a party in interest without whom no final determination can be had of an action without the party being impleaded Samaniego v. Aguila, G.R. No. 125567, June 27, 2000, 334 SCRA 438 8. Class suit Re: Request of Heirs of Passengers of Doa Paz, 159 SCRA 623 (1988) 9. Effect of death of the client to the attorney-client relationship Heirs of Haberer v. Court of Appeals, 104 SCRA 534 (1981); People v. Florendo, 77 Phil. 16 (1946) 10. Tests to determine whether action survives or not Bonilla v. Barcena, 71 SCRA 491, 495-496 (1976) 11. Nullity of proceedings in case of non-substitution despite notice or knowledge of death of party Ferreria, et al. v. Vda. De Gonzales, et al., 104 Phil. 145 (1958); Lawas v. Court of Appeals, 146 SCRA 173 (1986) 12. Meaning of residence for purposes of venue Raymund v. Court of Appeals, 166 SCRA 50, 54 (1988); Young Auto Supply Inc. v. Court of Appeals, 233 SCRA 670 (1993) 13. Stipulation of Venue by the parties; when stipulation is mandatory or restrictive Unimasters Conglomeration, Inc. v. Court of Appeals, 267 SCRA 759 (1997) 14. Requisites of a Compulsory and a Permissive Counterclaim Meliton v. Court of Appeals, 216 SCRA 485 (1992) 15. Forum shopping; tests to determine forum shopping Loyola v. Court of Appeals, 245 SCRA 477 (1995); Employees Compensation Commission v. Court of Appeals, 257 SCRA 717, 723 (1996) 16. Conditions precedent before a complaint may be filed Uy v. Contreras, 237 SCRA 167 (1994); Guerrero v. RTC of Ilocos Norte, Branch XVI, 229 SCRA 274 (1994) 17. When denials are not specific and its effects Lichauco v. Guash, 76 Phil. 5 (1946); El Hogar Filipino v. Santos Investments, Inc., 74 Phil 79 (1943); 18. Defenses and Objections not Pleaded; its effects Tijam v. Sibonghanoy, 23 SCRA 29 (1968); La Naval Drug Corp. v. Court of Appeals, 236 SCRA 78, 91 (1994)

19. Claim for Attorneys Fees (is it in the nature of a compulsory counterclaim?) Tiu Po v. Bautista, 103 SCRA 388 (1981); Chavez v. Sandiganbayan, 193 SCRA 282 (1991) 20. Formal Amendments Chua Kiong v. Whitaker, et al., 46 Phil. 578, 581 (1924) 21. Action or defense is based on a written instrument or document Toribio v. Bidin, 134 SCRA 162 (1985) 22. Meaning of genuineness and due execution under Section 8, Rule 8 Heirs of Amparo del Rosario v. Santos, 108 SCRA 43 (1981) 23. Trial Court cannot motu proprio dismiss the case on improper venue Dacoycoy v. Intermediate Appellate Court, 195 SCRA 641 (1991) 24. Lis Pendens Salacup v. Maddela, Jr., 91 SCRA 275 (1979) 25. Res judicata Santos v. Gabriel, 45 SCRA 288 (1972) 26. Test to determine cause of action Bacolod-Murcia Milling Co. Inc. v. First Farmers Milling Co. Inc. 103 SCRA 436 (1981) 27. When intervention may not be allowed; when intervention may be allowed even after judgment Gibson v. Revilla, 92 SCRA 219 (1979); Director of Lands v. Court of Appeals, 93 SCRA 238 28. Modes of Discovery (Rule 23-29) Republic v. Sandiganbayan, 204 SCRA 212 (1991); People v. Webb, 312 SCRA 573, 585 (1999) 29. Demurrer to Evidence in Civil Cases Quebral v. Court of Appeals, 252 SCRA 353 (1996); Order granting demurrer to evidence should contain facts and law on which it is based Nicos Industrial Corp. v. Court of Appeals, 206 SCRA 127, 133 (1992); Certiorari does not lie to review an order denying a demurrer to evidence Tadeo v. People, 300 SCRA 744 (1998) 30. Judgment on the Pleadings Dino v. Valencia, 175 SCRA 406, 415 (1989); Manufacturers Bank & Trust Co. v. Diversified Industries, Inc. 173 SCRA 357 (1989); When judgment in the pleadings should not be rendered Arrojo v. Caldeza, 8 SCRA 547 (1963); Bases of Summary Judgment... Allied AgriBusiness Development Co. v. Court of Appeals, 299 SCRA 680 (1998); Form of Affidavits and supporting Papers Heirs of Amparo del Rosario v. Santos, 108 SCRA 43 (1981) 31. Summary Judgment... Viajar v. Estenzo, 89 SCRA 684 (1979); Garcia v. Court of Appeals, 167 SCRA 815 (1988) 32. Fraud, Accident, Mistake, or Excusable Negligence as grounds for New Trial or Reconsideration/Petition for Relief from Judgment... Pan-Asiatic Travel Corp. v. Court of Appeals, 164 SCRA 623 (1988) 33. Execution, Satisfaction and Effect of Judgment.. City of Manila v. Court of Appeals, 204 SCRA 362 (1991); Reburiano v. Court of Appeals, 301 SCRA 342 (1999); Hiyas Savings and Loan Bank v. Court of Appeals, 202 SCRA 543 (1991); Salva v. Court of Appeals, 304 SCRA 632; Philippine Bank of Communications v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 126158, September 23, 1997, 279 SCRA 364