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TORTS AND DAMAGES

I.

Origin and Concept of Tort

II.

Philippine Tort; Sources; Scope and Application

III.

Definition

IV.

Articles 2176 to 2194 of the New Civil Code of the


Philippines (Laws that govern civil liability for quasidelict

V.

Doctrines and principles relating to negligence and


damages
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.

VI.

Damages
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.

CASES:

Doctrine of last clear chance


Contributory negligence
Proximate cause
Damnum absque injuria
Extraordinary diligence of common carriers
Kinds of diligence under the New Civil Code
Fortuitous event
Volenti non fit injuria (That to which one consents
does not make an injury at law.)

Concept and purpose


Damage distinguished from injury
Kinds of damages
Damages that may be recovered from contracts and
quasi-contracts
Damages that may be recovered in crimes and
quasi-delict
Damages that may be recovered for loss or
impairment of earning capacity and for injury to
business standing
Damages that may be recovered for death caused
by crime or quasi-delict
Damnum absque injuria

Negligence
1. Bustamante, et al., vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 89880, 6
February 1991 (Suarez, p. 19)
2. Gregorio vs. Court of Appeals, et al., G.R. No. 179799, 11
September 2009
3. Norman Gaid vs. people of the Philippines, G.R. No. 171636, 7
April 2009
4. Gan vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. L-44264, 19 September 1988
5. McKee vs. Intermediate Appellate Court, G.R. No. L-68102, 16
July 1992
6. Delsan Transport Lines, Inc. vs. C & A Construction, Inc., vs. C &
A Construction, Inc., G.R. No. 156034, ! October 20013
7. Ilocos Norte Electric Company vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No.
53401, 6 November 1989.
8. Picart vs. Smith, G.R. No. L-12219, 15 March 1918
9. Mercury Drug Corporation vs. Sebastian M. Baking, G.R. No.
156037, 28 May 2007.
10.
American Pres. Lines vs. Richard A. Klepper, et al., L15671, 29 November 1960
11.
Medardo Cadiente vs. Bithuel Macas, G.R. No. 161946, 14
November 2008
12.
National Power Corporation vs. Heirs of Noble Casionan,
G.R. No. 165969, 27 November 2008
13.
Exconde vs. Capuno, G.R. No. L-10134, 29 June 1957
14.
Salen and Salbanera vs. Balce, G.R. No. L-14414, 27 April
1960
15.
National Power Corporation vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No.
96410, 3 July 1992
16.
Libi vs. Intermediate Appellate Court, G.R. No. 70890, 18
September 1992
17.
Spouses Jayme vs. Apostol, et al., G.R. No. 163609, 27
November 2008
18.
St. Francis High School, et al., vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No.
82465, 25 February 1991
19.
City of Government of Tagaytay vs. Eleuterio F. Guerrero,
G.R. Nos. 140743 & 140745, 17 September 2009
20.
Ernesto Pleyto and Philippine Rabbit Busliner, Inc., vs.
Maria D. Lomboy and Carmela Lomboy, G.R. No. 148737, 16 June
2004
21.
Sofia Guillang, et al., vs. Rodolfo Bedania and Rodolfo De
Silva, G.R. No. 162987, 21 May 2009
22.
Quezon City Government and Tiamzon vs.Fulgencio
Dacara, G.R. 150304, 15 June 2005

Damages
1. Farolan v. SOLMAC, G.R. No. 83589, 13 March 1991
2. Iglecerio Mahany vs. Atty. Gabino A. Velasquez, Jr., G.R. No.
152753, 13 January 2004
3. Filipinas Broadcasting Network vs. Ago Medical and Educational
Center, G.R. No. 141994, 17 January 2007
4. Brenvarrido M. Casno, Jr., vs. the Court of Appeals, et al., G.R.
No. 133803, 16 September 2005
5. People of the Philippines vs. Dacillo, et al., G.R. No., 149368, 14
April 2004
6. Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, et al., vs. BA Finance
Corporation, G.R. No. 179952, 4 December 2009
7. Pantranco North Express, Inc., vs. Baesa, G.R. No. 79050-51, 14
November 1989
8. Agustin vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 84751, 6 June 1990
9. Simex International (Manila) Inc., vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No.
88013, 19 March 1990
10.
Radio Communications vs. Rodriguez, G.R. No. 83768, 28
February 1990
11.
Zenith Insurance Corp. vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No.
85296, 14 May 1990
12.
Northwest Orient Airlines vs. Court of Appeals, G.R. No.
83033, 30 June 1990
13.
American Express Intl., Inc., vs. Noel Cordero, G.R. No.,
138550, 14 October 2005
14.
Radio Communication of the Philippines, Inc., vs. Alfonso
Verchez, et al., G.R. No. 164349, 31 January 2006