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SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS (New Era University College of Law) – ASSIGNED TOPICS AND

CASES for SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
(A) Special Proceeding Defined (Rule 72)
(B) Distinction between ordinary civil action and special proceedings
(C) Ordinary action distinguished from special proceeding
 Pacific Banking Corp. Employees Org. v. CA, GR 109373. Mar. 20, 1995; 242 SCRA
492
(D) Nature of special proceedings
(E) Cases covered by special proceedings
(F) Other cases involving special proceedings
(G) Special proceedings; how commenced
(H) Applicable rules in special proceedings
(I) Jurisdiction over special proceedings cases
I. Settlement of Estate of Deceased Persons (Rules 73-75, 76-81, 82-86 and 87-90)
Settlement of estate of deceased persons; what it intends to achieve and
what it seeks to establish
Modes of settlement of the estate of a deceased person
A. Jurisdiction and Venue
 Mendoza v. Teh, GR 122646. Mar. 14, 1997, 269 SCRA 764
 Natcher v. CA, GR 133000. Oct. 2, 2001, 366 SCRA 385
B. Venue in judicial settlement of estate
 De Borja v. Tan, GR L-6476. Nov. 18, 1955, 97 Phil 872
 Eusebio v. Eusebio, GR L-8409. Dec. 28, 1956, 100 Phil. 593
 Fule v. CA, GR L-40502. Nov. 29, 1976, 74 SCRA 189
C. Extent of jurisdiction of the probate court
 Adapon v. Maralit, GR 46898. Jan. 20, 1940, 69 Phil 383
Bernardo v. CA, GR L-18148. Feb. 28, 1963, 7 SCRA 367
Nepomuceno v. CA, GR L-62952. Oct. 9, 1985, 139 SCRA 206
Acain v. IAC, GR 72706. Oct. 27, 1987, 155 SCRA 100
 Ajero v. CA, GR 106720. Sept. 15, 1994, 236 SCRA 488
 Lim v. CA, GR 124715. Jan. 24, 2000, 323 SCRA 102
 Heirs of Sandejas v. Lina, GR 141634. Feb. 15, 2001, 351 SCRA 183
Reyes-Mesugas v. Reyes, GR 174835. Mar. 22, 2010, 616 SCRA 345
Agtarap v. Agtarap, GR 177099. June 8, 2011, 651 SCRA 455