2014 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 2

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R is a retained counsel of ABC Bank-Ermita Branch. One day, his Balikbayan compadre B, consulted him about his unclaimed deposits with the said branch of ABC Bank, which the bank had refused to give to him claiming that the account had become dormant. R agreed to file a case against the bank with the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Manila. B lost the case, but upon the advice of R, he no longer appealed the decision. B later discovered that R was the retained counsel of ABC Bank-Ermita Branch. Does B have any remedy? Discuss the legal and ethical implications of the problem. (4%)

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