2016 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 15

[Answer/discuss the question below, or see 2016 bar exam Legal Ethics Instructions; 2016 Mercantile Law questions: 12345678910111213141516171819 and 20; See also 2016 Bar Exam: Information, Discussions, Tips, Questions and Results]

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Atty. Alex entered into an agreement for his legal services with Johnny where it is provided that the latter will pay him Pl00,000.00 as acceptance fee and P 100,000.00 upon submission o f the case for decision. The court granted Johnny moral damages, exemplary damages and attorney’s fees of Pl00,000.00. After execution of the judgment, Atty. Alex kept the Pl 00,000.00 as his attorney’s fees. Johnny sued Atty. Alex for violation of the CPR claiming that the attorney’s fees awarded by the court belongs to him. Decide the case with reasons. (5%)

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