15. Imperial vs. CA.docx - 15 Imperial v CA GR No 112483 October 8 1999 FACTS In 1951 Leoncio sold m\u00b2 parcel of land to his acknowledged natural son

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15. Imperial v. CA GR No. 112483, October 8, 1999 FACTS: In 1951, Leoncio sold his 32, 837m² parcel of land to his acknowledged natural son Eloy Imperial. However, in 1953, Leoncio filed a copmplaint for annulment of the sale alleging that he was deceived by his son. They entered into a compromise agreement that Leoncio will recognize the validity and legality of the sale but Eloy has to sold the 1000m² to Leoncio. In 1962, Leoncio died and Victor, his adopted child, substituted him in the execution of the compromise agreement. However, in 1977, Victor died single and without issue. After 4 years, Ricardo, Victors’s natural father, died too. Cesar and Trasa, children of Ricardo, filed a complaint for annulment of the donation. A motion to dismiss was filed on the ground of res judicata. The trial court dismissed the case. On appeal, the CA reversed the ruling of the trial court and remanded the case for further proceedings. Cesar and Teresa filed an Amended Complaint alleging that the conveyance impaired the legitime of Victor. The RTC ruled that the
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