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Nikko Hotel Manila v. Reyes

Nikko Hotel Manila v. Reyes

NIKKO HOTEL MANILA GARDEN ET. AL. V. REYES
G.R. No. 154259.  February 28, 2005
Ponente: Chico-Nazario, J

FACTS:

Mr. Reyes attended the personal party thrown for the hotel’s manager, Mr. Masakazu Tsuroka, on account of Dr. Violeta Filart vouching for his attendance, to which she agreed. While at the buffet table, Ruby Lim, executive secretary of Hotel Nikko, allegedly ordered him to leave the party in a loud voice, effectively embarrassing him in front of many people. Petitioner, on the other hand, contends that she asked the respondent to leave in a discreet manner. Petitioner prays for the reversal of the decision of CA against them.

ISSUE:

Did the petitioner violate articles 19 and 21 of the Civil Code thus entitling the respondent for compensation of damages?

HELD:

Petitioner did not violate articles 19 and 21 for there was no intention on her part to humiliate Reyes as demonstrated by the fact that she was close to be able to kiss the respondent while she was asking him to leave. The decision of CA was reversed and of RTC Quezon City affirmed.

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