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SkyMan

The award of attorney’s fees in the amount of P5,000.00 is also

reasonable and not excessive considering that this case, a simple collection of

a measly sum of P7,000.00, has dragged for almost a decade and even had

to reach this Court only because petitioner refused to pay. The fact that it is

70% of the principal amount claimed is of no moment as the amount of attorney’s

fees is discretionary upon the court as long as it is reasonable.

There's a word you don't often see in official documents. :rofl:

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http://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri2011/sep2011/gr_173038_2011.html

 

To recap, it took 9 years and it went all the way to the supreme court....for 5000 pesos.

So after 9 years the person who sold the laptop on installment has to refund the amount paid and will in turn retrieve the laptop. I'm willing to bet the laptop is no longer in working condition...

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SkyMan

So after 9 years the person who sold the laptop on installment has to refund the amount paid and will in turn retrieve the laptop. I'm willing to bet the laptop is no longer in working condition...

That will of course start a new series of litigation.

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Is there a Small Brains Court in the Philippines?  Just wondering.

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dc3driver

It is no wonder that the judicial system moves kind of slowly around here, what with important cases like this one to deal with.

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Davaoeno

http://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri2011/sep2011/gr_173038_2011.html

 

To recap, it took 9 years and it went all the way to the supreme court....for 5000 pesos.

 

 

It went all the way to the supreme court because several important points of law were in contention. It had nothing at all to do with the amount of money. 

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Davaoeno

It is no wonder that the judicial system moves kind of slowly around here, what with important cases like this one to deal with

 

 

[1] Donoghue v Stevenson 1 , the snail in the ginger beer bottle, (decided by the House of Lords in May 1932) is perhaps the most famous case in Scottishjurisprudence

 

 

I bet that bottle of ginger beer was worth a lot less than 5000 pesos  [ even in real term dollars]

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blaze pontaine

Turns out Duran is Bender's lawyer

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JamesMusslewhite

Looks like in the end justice was served.

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Looks like in the end justice was served.

i think the lap top was returned and is not in the museum of old lap tops 

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