On Original Document Rule

Under the Original Document Rule (previously called the Best Evidence Rule), when the subject of inquiry is the contents of a document, writing, photograph or other record, no evidence is admissible other than the original document itself...

An Heir may Institute an Action on Behalf of the Co-Heirs Prior to Full Settlement of the Estate

Although an heir's right in the estate of the decedent which has not been fully settled and partitioned is merely inchoate, Article 493 of the Civil Code gives the heir the right to exercise acts of ownership...

Tiangco v. ABS-CBN – On Employee and Independent Contractor

​​Possession of unique skills, expertise, or talent is a persuasive element of an independent contractor. It becomes conclusive if it is established that the worker performed the work according to his/her own manner and method and free from the principal 's control except to the result...

Terelay Investment and Development Corporation vs. Cecilia Teresita Yulo

The Corporation Code does not require any specific amount of interest for the exercise of the right to inspect corporate books and records..