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30th December 2012 Camacho vs.

Pangulayan

Camacho vs. Pangulayan

FACTS:
1. PANGULAYAN INDICTED FOR VIOLATION OF CANON 9: Lawyer should not
communicate upon subject of controversy with a party represented by counsel,
much less should he undertake to negotiate or compromise the matter with him, but
should only deal with his counsel. Lawyer must avoid everything that may tend to
mislead party not represented by counsel and should not advise him as to law.
1. HIRED LAWYER OF DEFENDANTS who had compromised agreements with
CAMACHO’S CLIENTS.
2. Required them to waive all kinds of claims they might have had against AMACC
(principal defendant) and to terminate all civil, criminal and administrative
proceedings filed against it.
i. Denied that they had negotiations, discussion, formulation or
execution.
ii. No longer connected with Pagulayan and Associates Law Offices.
iii. Re-Admission Agreements nothing to do with DISMISSAL OF CIVIL
CASE involving 9 students of AMACC.
1. Civil case involved publishing of features or articles in
Editorial Board of DATALINE.
2. Found guilty by Student Disciplinary Tribunal of using
indecent language and unauthorized use of student
publication funds.
3. Expulsion
a. Students appeal and was denied by the AMACC
President which gave rise to civil case.
b. During civil case, apology letters and Re-
Admission Agreements were separately
executed by some expelled students.

ISSUE:
Does the Re-Admission Agreements have nothing to do with DISMISSAL OF CIVIL
CASE involving 9 students of AMACC?

HELD:
3 MONTHS SUSPENSION AND DISMISSAL OF CASE AGAINST OTHER
RESPONDENTS THAT DID NOT TAKE PART IN THE NEGOTIATION.
1. Individual letters and Re-Admission Agreements were formalized in which
PANGULAYAN was already counsel of AMACC.
1. Had full knowledge; did not discuss it with the student’s parents or their
counsel.
i. Re-Admission Agreements affected the dismissal of the civil case
because signatories agreed to terminate all civil, criminal and
administrative proceedings against AMACC.

Posted 30th December 2012 by Lee Anne

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