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April-1939 Jurisprudence                 

  • G.R. No. 43850 April 3, 1939 - JOSE C. BUCOY v. JOHN R. MCFIE, ET AL.

    067 Phil 126

  • G.R. No. 45080 April 3, 1939 - FLORENCIA DUQUILLO v. PAZ BAYOT

    067 Phil 131

  • G.R. No. 45112 April 3, 1939 - APOLONIA GOMEZ v. LEVY HERMANOS, INC.

    067 Phil 134

  • G.R. No. 45144 April 3, 1939 - M. E. GREY v. INSULAR LUMBER COMPANY

    067 Phil 139

  • G.R. No. 45696 April 3, 1939 - PLACIDA PASCASIO, ET AL. v. BENITO GUIDO

    067 Phil 143

  • G.R. No. 45159 April 4, 1939 - GOVERNMENT OF THE PHIL. v. EMILIO MA. DE MORETA

    067 Phil 146

  • G.R. Nos. 46231-46235 April 4, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. PAULO B. GONZALEZ

    067 Phil 147

  • G.R. No. 46239 April 4, 1939 - SAN JUAN DE DIOS HOSPITAL v. ROSENDO MARCOS, ET AL.

    067 Phil 150

  • G.R. No. 46247 April 4, 1939 - SAN JUAN DE DIOS HOSPITAL v. MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF SAN RAFAEL, ET AL.

    067 Phil 158

  • G.R. No. 45177 April 5, 1939 - JOSE MARTINEZ v. SANTOS B. PAMPOLINA

    067 Phil 167

  • G.R. No. 45193 April 6, 1939 - EMILIE ELMIRA RENEE BOUDARD, ET AL. v. STEWART EDDIE TAIT

    067 Phil 170

  • G.R. No. 46510 April 5, 1939 - ORIENT PROTECTIVE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION v. ANTONIO RAMOS

    067 Phil 176

  • G.R. No. 45517 April 5, 1939 - TARCILA L. TRINIDAD v. ORIENT PROTECTIVE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION

    067 Phil 181

  • G.R. No. 45738 April 6, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. MAXIMIANO CELORICO

    067 Phil 185

  • G.R. No. 45748 April 6, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. FRANCO VERA REYES

    067 Phil 187

  • G.R. No. 45955 April 5, 1939 - TEODORICA R. VIUDA DE JOSE v. JULIO VELOSO BARRUECO

    067 Phil 191

  • G.R. No. 46144 April 6, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. FRANCISCO CINCO, ET AL.

    067 Phil 196

  • G.R. No. 46409 April 5, 1939 - INSULAR MOTORS INCORPORATED v. CITY OF MANILA, ET AL.

    067 Phil 201

  • G.R. No. 46478 April 6, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. GO UG, ET AL.

    067 Phil 202

  • G.R. No. 43822 April 10, 1939 - PHILIPPINE TRUST CO. v. HONGKONG & SHANCHAI BANKING CORPORATION

    067 Phil 204

  • G.R. No. 45152 April 10, 1939 - HILARIA SIKAT v. JOHN CANSON

    067 Phil 207

  • G.R. No. 45170 April 10, 1939 - ARSENIO DE VERA, ET AL. v. CLEOTILDE GALAURAN

    067 Phil 213

  • G.R. No. 45171 April 10, 1939 - EUGENIO VERAGUTH, ET AL. v. ROSARIO MONTILLA, ET AL.

    067 Phil 215

  • G.R. No. 45192 April 10, 1939 - IN RE: VICENTE J. FRANCISCO

    067 Phil 222

  • G.R. No. 45200 April 10, 1939 - GOVERNMENT OF THE PHIL. v. APOLONIA S. ZAPANTA, ET AL.

    067 Phil 232

  • G.R. No. 45246 April 10, 1939 - CARLOS N. FRANCISCO v. PARSONS HARDWARE CO.

    067 Phil 234

  • G.R. No. 45273 April 10, 1939 - LUNETA MOTOR CO. v. FEDERICO ABAD

    067 Phil 236

  • G.R. No. 45295 April 10, 1939 - RUFO ARCENAS v. INOCENCIO DEL ROSARIO, ET AL.

    067 Phil 238

  • G.R. No. 45302 April 10, 1939 - GERVASIA ENCARNACION, ET AL. v. PROVINCIAL SHERIFF OF RIZAL, ET AL.

    067 Phil 245

  • G.R. No. 45337 April 10, 1939 - MANILA MOTOR CO. v. ANICETO MARAÑA

    067 Phil 247

  • G.R. No. 45381 April 10, 1939 - FELIX BENEDICTO v. PERFECTO ESPINO

    067 Phil 249

  • G.R. No. 45898 April 10, 1939 - JOVITA JOVEN v. MARCELO T. BONCAN, ET AL.

    067 Phil 252

  • G.R. No. 46530 April 10, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. CATALINO RABAO

    067 Phil 255

  • G.R. No. 45123 April 12, 1939 - AGRIPINO INFANTE v. MARCOS DULAY

    067 Phil 259

  • G.R. No. 45165 April 12, 1939 - GREGORIA JIMENEZ v. GEROMIMO JIMENEZ

    067 Phil 263

  • G.R. No. 45277 April 12, 1939 - TORIBIO TEODORO v. JUAN POSADAS

    067 Phil 267

  • G.R. No. 45306 April 12, 1939 - JOSUE SONCUYA v. LA URBANA

    067 Phil 271

  • G.R. No. 45365 April 12, 1939 - FULTON IRON WORKS CO. v. SIDNEY C. SCHWARZKOPF

    067 Phil 274

  • G.R. No. 45375 April 12, 1939 - COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHIL. v. GLORIA BALDELLO

    067 Phil 277

  • G.R. No. 45454 April 12, 1939 - EULALIO GARCIA v. SINFOROSA C. DAVID, ET AL.

    067 Phil 279

  • G.R. No. 45515 April 12, 1939 - TOLARAM MENGHRA v. BULCHAND ARACHAND, ET AL.

    067 Phil 286

  • G.R. No. 45742 April 12, 1939 - TIBURCIO MAMUYAC v. PEDRO ABENA

    067 Phil 289

  • G.R. No. 45752 April 12, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. JUAN PERALTA, ET AL.

    067 Phil 293

  • G.R. No. 45821 April 12, 1939 - SOCONY-VACUUM CORPORATION v. LEON C. MIRAFLORES

    067 Phil 304

  • G.R. No. 45899 April 12, 1939 - RAYMUNDO VARGAS v. NIEVES TANCIOCO,, ET AL.

    067 Phil 308

  • G.R. No. 45405 April 13, 1939 - IN RE: ANTONIO FRANCO

    067 Phil 312

  • G.R. No. 45529 April 13, 1939 - VENANCIO QUEBLAR v. LEONARDO GARDUÑO

    067 Phil 316

  • G.R. No. 46428 April 13, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. IRINEO TUMLOS

    067 Phil 320

  • G.R. No. 45253 April 14, 1939 - FIDELITY AND SURETY COMPANY OF THE PHIL. v. ISABELO G. SANCHEZ, ET AL.

    067 Phil 323

  • G.R. No. 45310 April 14, 1939 - MARCOS J. ROTEA v. FRANCISCA DELUPIO

    067 Phil 330

  • G.R. No. 45400 April 14, 1939 - MARCIANA LUNASCO v. VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

    067 Phil 333

  • G.R. No. 45536 April 14, 1939 - PEDRO AMANTE v. SERAFIN P. HILADO

    067 Phil 338

  • G.R. No. 45601 April 14, 1939 - TAVERA-LUNA v. MARIANO NABLE

    067 Phil 340

  • G.R. No. 45687 April 14, 1939 - CARIDAD ESTATE OF CAVITE, INC. v. VICENTE AVILA

    067 Phil 345

  • G.R. No. 45931 April 14, 1939 - URBANO SERRANO v. VICENTE DE LA CRUZ

    067 Phil 348

  • G.R. No. 45340 April 15, 1939 - MARCELA BALLESTEROS v. VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

    067 Phil 351

  • G.R. No. 45430 April 15, 1939 - TERESA GARCIA v. LUISA GARCIA, ET AL.

    067 Phil 353

  • G.R. No. 45643 April 16, 1939 - RAYMUNDO CORDERO v. COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE OF LAGUNA, Respondents.

    067 Phil 358

  • G.R. No. 45576 April 19, 1939 - MAXIMIANO FUENTES v. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE OF PILA, LAGUNA, ET AL.

    067 Phil 364

  • G.R. No. 45248 April 18, 1939 - VICENTE REYES VILLAVICENCIO v. SANTIAGO QUINIO

    067 Phil 367

  • G.R. No. 45418 April 18, 1939 - AMBROSIO RAMOS, ET AL. v. H. A. GIBBON, ET AL.

    067 Phil 371

  • G.R. No. 45701 April 18, 1939 - TIRSO GARCIA v. TY CAMCO SOBRINO

    067 Phil 384

  • G.R. No. 45721 April 18, 1939 - MELCHOR LAMPREA v. DIRECTOR OF LANDS, ET AL.

    067 Phil 388

  • G.R. No. 45803 April 18, 1939 - VICENTA C. VDA. DE GUIDOTE v. BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

    067 Phil 391

  • G.R. No. 45923 Abril 18, 1939 - CHOA FUN v. EL SECRETARIO DEL TRABAJO

    067 Phil 394

  • G.R. No. 46015 April 18, 1939 - LIBERATO JIMENEZ v. INES DE CASTRO, ET AL.

    067 Phil 398

  • G.R. No. 46043 April 18, 1939 - TERESA LANDRITO, ET AL. v. RICARDO GONZALEZ, ET AL.

    067 Phil 401

  • G.R. No. 46134 April 18, 1939 - NICOLASA DE GUZMAN v. ANGELA LIMCOLIOC

    067 Phil 404

  • G.R. No. 46317 April 18, 1939 - JUSTO QUIMING v. MARIANO L. DE LA ROSA

    067 Phil 406

  • G.R. No. 45290 April 19, 1939 - GOVERNMENT OF THE PHIL. v. PAULA MERCADO

    067 Phil 409

  • G.R. No. 45126 April 19, 1939 - DIRECTOR OF LANDS v. ALBINO PANUNCIO

    067 Phil 414

  • G.R. No. 45166 April 19, 1939 - LEON C. VIARDO v. GALICANO GUTIERREZ

    067 Phil 416

  • G.R. No. 45190 April 19, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. ANTONIO APAREJADO, ET AL.

    067 Phil 418

  • G.R. No. 45531 April 19, 1939 - FRED OMNAS, ET AL. v. PABLO S. RIVERA

    067 Phil 419

  • G.R. No. 46002 April 19, 1939 - SALVACION RIOSA v. STILIANOPULOS, INC.

    067 Phil 422

  • G.R. No. 45715 April 20, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. REMIGIO OLIVERIA

    067 Phil 427

  • G.R. No. 45934 April 20, 1939 - FORTUNATO DIAZ v. PEOPLE OF THE PHIL.

    067 Phil 432

  • G.R. No. 45980 April 20, 1939 - MARIA MARTINEZ v. YEK TONG LIN FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE CO.

    067 Phil 436

  • G.R. No. 45493 April 21, 1939 - GERARDO GARCIA v. ANGEL SUAREZ

    067 Phil 441

  • G.R. No. 45595 April 21, 1939 - JUAN POSADAS, ET AL. v. GO HAP, ET AL.

    067 Phil 446

  • G.R. No. 46046 April 21, 1939 - PROCOPIO GAQUIT v. DOROTEO CONUI

    067 Phil 449

  • G.R. No. 46570 April 21, 1939 - JOSE D. VILLENA v. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

    067 Phil 451

  • G.R. No. 45449 April 22, 1939 - TOMAS S. OCEJO v. CONSUL GENERAL OF SPAIN

    067 Phil 475

  • G.R. No. 46330 April 22, 1939 - IRENEO ABAD SANTOS, ET AL. v. PROVINCE OF TARLAC, ET AL.

    067 Phil 480

  • G.R. No. 45413 April 24, 1939 - LA YEBANA, CO., INC. v. JULIO L. VALENZUELA, ET AL.

    067 Phil 482

  • G.R. No. 45666 April 24, 1939 - ALFREDO VALENZUELA v. PEOPLE OF THE PHIL.

    067 Phil 490

  • G.R. No. 45978 April 24, 1939 - MIGUELA ELEAZAR v. EUSEBIO ELEAZAR

    067 Phil 497

  • G.R. No. 46029 April 24, 1939 - NATIONAL LOAN AND INVESTMENT BOARD v. LUIS MENESES

    067 Phil 498

  • G.R. No. 45369 April 25, 1939 - ISABELA SUGAR CO., INC. v. ALFFREDO L. YATCO

    067 Phil 500

  • G.R. No. 45544 April 25, 1939 - COLLECTOR OF INTERNAL REVENUE v. LORENZO ECHARRI

    067 Phil 502

  • G.R. No. 45624 April 25, 1939 - GEORGE LITTON v. HILL & CERON, ET AL.

    067 Phil 509

  • G.R. No. 45739 April 26, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. SOTERO PEJI BAUTISTA

    067 Phil 518

  • G.R. No. 45755 April 25, 1939 - ASUNCION ABAD v. AMANDO AQUINO

    067 Phil 526

  • G.R. No. 45964 April 26, 1939 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. RESTITURO FALLER

    067 Phil 529

  • G.R. No. 46035 April 25, 1939 - DIRECTOR OF LANDS v. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, ET AL.

    067 Phil 531

  • G.R. No. 46260 April 26, 1939 - PABLO TAMAYO v. FRANCISCO E. JOSE, ET AL.

    067 Phil 536

  • G.R. No. 46356 April 25, 1939 - FRUCTUOSA VELASCO VDA. DE TALAVERA v. CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION FOR WOMEN

    067 Phil 538

  • G.R. No. 45403 April 26, 1939 - NATIONAL CITY BANK OF NEW YORK v. NEW YORK TONG LIN & MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY

    067 Phil 544

  • G.R. No. 45519 April 26, 1939 - RUFINA SALAO, ET AL. v. TEOFILO C. SANTOS, ET AL.

    067 Phil 547

  • G.R. No. 45521 April 26, 1939 - JOSE MORENO, ET AL. v. BONIFACIO SAN MATEO, ET AL.

    067 Phil 551

  • G.R. No. 45598 April 26, 1939 - TAN PHO v. HASSAMAL DALAMAL

    067 Phil 555

  • G.R. No. 45614 April 26, 1939 - NORBERTO FORDAN v. ANTONIO LUZON

    067 Phil 559

  • G.R. No. 45662 April 26, 1939 - ENRIQUE CLEMENTE v. DIONISIO GALVAN

    067 Phil 565

  • G.R. No. 46366 April 26, 1939 - PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK v. PARDO Y ROBLES HERMANOS, ET AI. .

    067 Phil 570

  • G.R. No. 46492 April 26, 1939 - RAMON SOTELO v. ARSENIO P. DIZON, ET AL.

    067 Phil 573

  • G.R. No. 45173 April 27, 1939 - RED LINE TRANSPORTATION CO., INC. v. BACHRACH MOTOR COMPANY, INC.

    067 Phil 577

  • G.R. No. 45359 April 27, 1939 - JACINTO M. DEL SAZ OROZCO, ET AL. v. SALVADOR ARANETA

    067 Phil 591

  • G.R. No. 45506 April 27, 1939 - FORTUNATO MANZANERO v. REMEDIOS BONGON

    067 Phil 595

  • G.R. No. 45508 April 27, 1939 - SEGUNDA DEVEZA v. ERIBERTO BALMEO, ET AL.

    067 Phil 603

  • G.R. No. 45534 April 27, 1939 - JOSEFA RIZAL MERCADO, ET AL. v. ALFREDO HIDALGO REAL

    067 Phil 608

  • G.R. No. 45694 April 27, 1939 - FRANCISCO YATCO v. EL HOGAR FILIPINO

    067 Phil 610

  • G.R. No. 45724 April 27, 1939 - IGNACIO DE GUZMAN, ET AL. v. TEODORO IBEA, ET AL.

    067 Phil 633

  • G.R. No. 45741 April 27, 1939 - F. Y A. GARCIA DIEGO v. GLORIA DE ANTONIO, ET AL.

    067 Phil 637

  • G.R. No. 45185 April 28, 1939 - GOVERNMENT OF THE PHIL. v. SALUD ALDEGUER VIUDA DE ROMERO SALAS

    067 Phil 643

  • G.R. No. 45464 April 28, 1939 - JOSUE SONCUYA v. CARMEN DE LUNA

    067 Phil 646

  • G.R. No. 45625 April 28, 1939 - MARGARITA VILLANUEVA v. JUAN SANTOS

    067 Phil 648

  • G.R. No. 45761 April 28, 1939 - JULIA DEL ROSARIO, ET AL. v. ANTONIO DEL ROSARIO, ET AL.

    067 Phil 652

  • G.R. No. 45266 April 29, 1939 - SIMEON RAEL v. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF RIZAL

    067 Phil 654

  • G.R. No. 45410 April 29, 1939 - MACONDRAY & CO., INC. v. JOSE BERNABE

    067 Phil 658

  • G.R. No. 45412 April 29, 1939 - COSME CARLOS, ET AL. v. COSME CARLOS

    067 Phil 662

  • G.R. No. 45425 April 29, 1939 - JOSE GATCHALIAN v. COLLECTOR OF INTERNAL REVENUE

    067 Phil 666

  • G.R. No. 45479 April 29, 1939 - FELIX ATACADOR v. HILARION SILAYAN

    067 Phil 674

  • G.R. No. 45597 April 29, 1939 - MACARIA PASCUAL v. LORENZA RAMIREZ, ET AL.

    067 Phil 678

  • G.R. No. 45965 April 29, 1939 - AMPARO GONZALEZ, ET AL. v. PRIMITIVO TRINIDAD, ET AL.

    067 Phil 682

  • G.R. No. 46003 April 29, 1939 - SIXTO DE LA COSTA, ET AL. v. BONIFACIO CLEOFAS

    067 Phil 686

  • G.R. No. 46026 April 29, 1939 - JESUSA PORTILLO-RIVERA v. STRACHAN, MACMURRAY & CO., LTD.

    067 Phil 694

  • G.R. No. 46604 April 29, 1939 - FRANCISCO MORFE, ET AL. v. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE OF CALOOCAN, ET AL.

    067 Phil 696

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    G.R. No. 43850   April 3, 1939 - JOSE C. BUCOY v. JOHN R. MCFIE, ET AL. <br /><br />067 Phil 126

     
    PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

    EN BANC

    [G.R. No. 43850. April 3, 1939.]

    JOSE C. BUCOY, Provincial Sheriff of Zamboanga, Plaintiff, v. JOHN R. MCFIE, JR., ET AL., Defendants. JUAN S. ALANO and k. E. HOLMES, Appellants.

    Juan D. Evangelista for Appellants.

    Jose Erquiaga for defendants Marquez and Poole.

    No appearance for other parties.

    SYLLABUS


    1. PREFERENCE OF CREDITS; RIGHT OF RETENTION BY AN ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. — Under section 37 of Act No. 190, the credit of Attorney J. R. McF. enjoys preference over all those of the other defendants and creditors of J. J. L. A lawyer, according to said section, has the right of retention upon all judgments and decrees for the payment of money, and executions issued in pursuance of such judgments and decrees which he has se- cured in a litigation, in favor of his client, from the time his said right has been entered upon the records, enabling him to enforce his lien on all judgments, orders and writs of execution that may be rendered in favor of his client. The credit of Attorney J. R. McF, is of this nature and he entered it upon the records on October 17, 1934.

    2. ID.; ORDER OF DATES OF JUDGMENTS RECOGNIZING CREDITS. — Immediately after the credit of J. R. McF, comes that of A. M., which should be paid, and next is that of A. O. P., because credits of the nature of these three just mentioned should follow the order of the dates of the judgments wherein they are recognized. (Article 1924, Civil Code.)

    3. ID.; ATTORNEY’S FEES. — The claim of J. S. A. amounting to P250 for attorney’s lees for his defense of J. J. L. in case No. 2066, being subsequent to those of his codefendants McF. . M and P should be paid after the claims of his codefendants have been satisfied, inasmuch as his right of retention was not entered upon the records until October 26, 1934, and, as already states, section 37 of Act No. 190 provides that a lawyer’s right of retention shall take effect only from the time such lien has been recorded in the corresponding case.

    4. ID.; BOND TO GUARANTEE THE PAYMENT OF A CLAIM, EFFECT OF. — As to the claim of R. E. H., a bond having been posted by A. O. P. and A. M. to guarantee its payment, it should be presented in another case within the corresponding prescriptive period.


    D E C I S I O N


    DIAZ, J.:


    The question before us in this appeal of defendants Juan S. Alano and R. E. Holmes may be expressed thus: Do the credits of said defendants have preference over those of their codefendants John R. McFie, Alfonso Marquez and Adam O. Poole?

    The lower court decided the question declaring that the credits of John R. McFie, Alfonso Marquez and Adam O. Foole are preferred in the order mentioned; and that the claim of R. E. Holmes being guaranteed by the bond posted by Alfonso Marquez and Adam O. Poole should not be filed here but in a separate action.

    The facts to be considered in deciding the question are those appearing in the stipulation presented by the parties concerned in the lower court on February 13, 1935, couches in the following language:jgc:chanrobles.com.ph

    "Come now the plaintiff, Provincial Sheriff of Zamboanga, defendants Alfonso Marquez and Adam O. Poole by their undersigned attorney, and the other defendants R. E. Holmes and Juan S. Alano by their undersigned attorney, and hereby submit this case to this Honorable Court for decision upon the following stipulation of facts:jgc:chanrobles.com.ph

    "1. That defendant Alfonso Marquez obtained judgment in civil case No. 2159 against J. J. Loewinsohn, which judgment was the subject matter of a writ of execution issued by this court on October 22, 1934; that or. the same date, the plaintiff sheriff, at the instance of Alfonso Marquez, garnished the amount of P386.20 of certain funds in the possession of Jos. S. Johnston, as a result of the decision rendered in civil case No. 2066, and affirmed by the Supreme Court, entitled J. J. Loewinsohn, Plaintiff, v. Jos. S. Johnston, Defendant.

    "2. That the record of said civil case No. 2066 was received, on appeal, in the clerk’s office of this court on November 13, 1934.

    "3. That on October 25, 1934, defendant Adam O. Poole obtained a preliminary attachment in civil case No. 3211 of the justice of the peace court of Zamboanga, where Adam O. Poole is plaintiff and J. J. Loewinsohn., defendant, and by virtue of said preliminary attachment, the plaintiff sheriff, on the same day, garnished the funds still remaining in the possession of Jos. J. Johnston, after deducting the amount of the garnishment of the defendant Alfonso Marquez.

    "4. That later, defendant Adam O. Poole obtained judgment against J. J. Loewinsohn in said civil case No. 3211 of the justice of the peace court of Zamboanga, which decision is now final as neither party appealed, and which involves the amount of P69.85, with legal interest from October 25, 1934, plus P17.22 as costs.

    "5. That on October 17, 1934, defendant John R. McFie registered his lien by right of retention of fees owed him by J. J. Loewinsohn for P100 in the aforementioned civil case No. 2066 of the Court of First Instance, entitled J. J. Loewinsohn v. Jos. S. Johnston, the amount of which judgment, as already stated, was garnished by the plaintiff sheriff by virtue of the claims of Alfonso Marquez and Adam O. Poole.

    "6. That on October 26, 1934, in accordance with section 37 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the defendant Juan S. Alano registered in said civil case No. 2066 his right of retention for attorney’s fees due him by J. J. Loewinsohn in the amount of P250 for services rendered in said case before the Court of First Instance and the Supreme Court, which services are still unpaid.

    "7. That on November 21, 1934, defendant R. E. Holmes filed two third-party claims on the garnishments made by the plaintiff sheriff in civil case No. 2152 of this Court of First Instance in favor of the defendant Alfonso Marquez and in civil case No. 3211 of the justice of the peace court of Zamboanga in favor of Adam O. Poole, on the strength of a document entitled ’Acknowledgment of Indebtedness’ executed by J. J. Loewinsohn on March 22, 1933, which forms part of R. E. Holmes’ answer.

    "8. That in view of said two third-party claims filed by P. E. Holmes, the plaintiff sheriff required defendants Alfonso Marquez and Adam O. Poole to give bonds in the total amount of P720 if they desired to retain the garnishment made by the plaintiff sheriff on October 22, 1934, and on December 3, 1934, said defendants Alfonso Marquez and Adam O. Poole filed the bonds required by the plaintiff sheriff, in accordance with Act No. 4108.

    "9. That on March 22, 1933, J. J. Loewinsohn executed a notarial document in favor of defendant R. E. Holmes, entitled ’Acknowledgment of Indebtedness’ whereby Loewinsohn, in consideration of the sum P2,300, ceded to Holmes all his rights and interest in the decision in civil case No.’’2066, and on which rights are based the third-party claims filed by R. E. Holmes with the plaintiff sheriff on November 21, 1934, the document forming part of defendant R. E. Holmes’ answer in this case, and that said claims are still unpaid."cralaw virtua1aw library

    From the foregoing stipulation it will readily be seen that all the defendants wanted to collect their respective credits from the sum of P656.27 now in the possession on the plaintiff sheriff, obtained from Jos; S. Johnston, the losing party in civil case No. 2066 of the Court of First Instance of Zamboanga and G. R. No. 41419 (60 Phil., 1052) of the Supreme Court, entitled J. J. Loewinsohn v. Jos. S. Johnston, by virtue of a writ of execution issued at the instance of J. J. Loewinsohn, the winning party in said case. This was so because all were, although independently of each other, creditors of the latter. It is also evident from said stipulation that the credit of P100 of John R. McFie is for attorney’s fees for having represented Loewinsohn in said case No. 2066, a credit which he caused to be entered upon the records in compliance with the formalities of the law, on October 17, 1934, several day; before Alfonso Marquez obtained the garnishment on the amount of P386.20 out of the sum of P656.27 which the plaintiff sheriff actually has in his possession. The garnishment obtained by Alfonso Marquez took place on October 22, 1934.

    The garnishment which Adam O. Poole, in turn, obtained from the justice of the peace court of Zamboanga in civil case No. 3211 is subsequent to that of Alfonso Marquez, since the former obtained his garnishment only on October 25, 1934, or three days after the latter obtained his. The claim of Adam O. Poole against Loewinsohn, for the payment of which it was necessary to obtain a garnishment in the aforementioned case, is for the sum of P69.85 with legal interest thereon from October 25, 1934, and P17.22 for costs.

    There is no doubt that the credit of .John R. McFie enjoys preference over all the others under section 37 of Act No. 190. A lawyer, according to said section, has the right of retention upon all judgments and decrees for the payment of money, and executions issued in pursuance of such judgments and decrees which he has secured in a litigation, in favor of his client, from the time his said right has been entered upon the records, enabling him to enforce his lien on all judgments, orders and writs of execution that may be rendered in favor of his client.

    Immediately after McFie’s credit comes that of Alfonso Marquez which should be paid, and next is that of Adam O. Roole, because credits of the nature of these three should follow the order of the dates of the judgments wherein they are recognized. (Art. 1924, Civil Code.)

    The claim of Juan S. Alano amounting to P250 for attorney’s fees for his defense of Loewinsohn in case No. 2066 being subsequent to the credits of his codefendants McFie, Marquez and Poole should be paid after the claims of his codefendants have been satisfied, inasmuch as his right of retention was not entered upon the records until October 26, 1934, and, as already stated, section 37 of Act No. 190 provides that a lawyer’s right of retention shall take effect only from the time such lien has been recorded in the corresponding case.

    With respect to the claim of R. E. Holmes, we agree with the lower court that a bond having been furnished by Adam O. Poole and Alfonso Marquez to guarantee its payment, it should be presented in another case within the corresponding prescriptive period.

    For all the foregoing, finding as we do the appealed judgment in accordance with law, we affirm it in all its parts, with the costs against the appellants. So ordered.

    Avanceña, C.J., Villa-Real, Imperial, Laurel, Concepcion and Moran, JJ., concur.

    G.R. No. 43850   April 3, 1939 - JOSE C. BUCOY v. JOHN R. MCFIE, ET AL. <br /><br />067 Phil 126


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