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Segovia-Ribaya v. Lawsin
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Azucena Segovia-Ribaya and A y. Bartolome Lawsin entered into a Home

retainership agreement for the processing of registra on and delivery of the Accounts
cer ficate of tle over a certain parcel of land. Respondent acted as the
representa ve of Heirs of the late Isabel Segovia and received P15,000 for About Me
li ga on and P39,000 for land registra on expenses. In the lapse of 3 years, edelayana
it was alleged that respondent failed to fulfill his undertaking to register the
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subject land and deliver to complainant the cer ficate of the tle over the politics
same. Complainant decided to withdraw the subject amount and sent 2 View my complete
demand le ers but all to no avail. Respondent asserted that the profile

complainant’s brother, Erlindo, asked to be reimbursed the amount of

P7,500.00 which the la er purportedly paid to the land surveyor. He also Labels

found out that he could not perform his undertaking under the retainer Civil Procedure
because the ownership of the subject land was s ll under li ga on. He also Constitutional Law
wanted to return the balance of the subject amount but it was prevented Corporate Law
because the complainant shouted and called him names in the presence of Credit Transactions

his staff in his office. Criminal Law

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Whether or not the respondent should be held administra vely liable for Land Titles and Deeds
viola ng Rules 16.01 and 16.03, Canon 16 of the Code. Legal Ethics
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Held: Partnership
The Supreme Court affirms with the findings of IBP that respondent is Property
administra vely liable but extends IBP’s recommenda on from 6 months to Public International Law

a year of suspension due to his failure to comply with Rules 18.03 and Statutory Construction

18.04, Canon 18 of the Code. Respondent did not only accomplish his Torts
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undertaking under the retainer, but likewise failed to give an explana on for
such non-performance despite the length of me given for him to do so.
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- March 14, 2017

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