Judge manifestly disregards 3-day mandatory requirement; undue haste

The undue haste with which respondent judge granted bail also accounts for her disregard of the mandatory requirement in Rule 15, that notice of a motion must be served on all parties at least three days in advance of the hearing. Respondent contends that the same Rule allows a hearing on shorter notice for "good cause," but, as already stated, beyond the mere allegation that the accused was suffering from some ailment allegedly endangering his life, there was nothing to justify the respondent's shortcut. There was no medical testimony or certificate shown, but only the affidavit of the Chief of Police who released the accused to the custody of the latter's physician because of serious illness. [A.M. No. MTJ-92-731. November 29, 1996]