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Family takes on Spar over operation of stores

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
A Greek family is alleging multinational supermarket chain, Spar, has used ‘devious’ methods to kick them out of business. The Giannacopoulos family feared that the 41 Spar stores they operate, 10 of which are in KZN, might be lost forever through the ‘clandestine’ court action brought by The Spar Group Ltd, notes a Sunday Tribune report.

Zuma to fight on following Hanekom appeal dismissal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 08 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma's bid for leave to appeal a judgment that he apologise to ANC veteran Derek Hanekom for a tweet calling him a ‘known enemy agent’, was dismissed with costs yesterday, but according to a Times Select report he has vowed to fight on by seeking an audience at the SCA.

R800m more than thought looted from VBS – liquidator

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 08 November 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Insolvency Law #Litigation
The liquidator of VBS Mutual Bank estimates that about R800m more has been stolen than initially thought, says a Daily Maverick report.

How the EFF got it wrong in court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 08 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The EFF ‘got it horribly wrong' in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) this week when it told a judge that a gang of State Security Agency (SSA) agents were in fact members of the so-called SARS ‘rogue unit’, according to a Daily Maverick commentary by investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw.

Denel clinches record R6.3bn export deal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 08 November 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law
Struggling state-owned military technology and defence company Denel has clinched a R6.3bn export deal but the details are being kept secret after its presentation before Parliament’s Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee this week, notes a Mail & Guardian report.

Sale of Gupta-linked mine hits legal snag

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 08 November 2019
Tags: #Insolvency Law #Litigation
The sale of Koornfontein coal mine – one of the Gupta companies now in business rescue – has hit a legal obstacle: losing bidder Lurco Group is asking the High Court to interdict the business rescue practitioners from selling the mine to another bidder, Black Royalty Minerals (BRM).

Why Thales opted to try ConCourt 'short cut'

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law
The French arms company Thales, accused of bribing former President Jacob Zuma, has chosen to go to the Constitutional Court to challenge the KZN High Court dismissal of its application for a stay of prosecution because going to the appeal court first ‘would result in considerable, and unnecessary further delays’, notes Legalbrief.

SOEs go after looted millions

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
State-owned entities (SOEs) looted during the state capture years, are lodging civil claims worth millions in a bid to recover monies stolen during the state-capture years, says a Business Day report.

Directorate to probe rash of KZN claims

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A multimillion-rand lawsuit against a hospital has laid bare the crisis faced by the KZN Department of Health over medical negligence claims that have gone through the roof, says a report in The Mercury.

Zille to appeal 'politically loaded judgment'

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
In what is described as 'a politically loaded judgment' slammed by Helen Zille’s lawyer, Fiona Stewart, as ‘very difficult to understand’, Acting Judge Malebo Habedi found Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was reasonable to find that Zille’s tweets, in which she defended the legacy of colonialism, effectively amounted to hate speech.

Capitec picked out in state capture payback case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Litigation
Capitec Bank will probably have to back down from its attempt to block a R500m settlement that would see Regiments Capital repay money it stole from the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund (TSDBF).

NSFAS battling to claw back R1bn payment error

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Education Law
The agency responsible for providing financial support to students is trying to claw back more than R1bn it has mistakenly paid out and needs to refund R26m to graduates who have been overcharged on their loans, according to a Business Day report.

BLF no longer a political party

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The Black First Land First (BLF) movement has officially been deregistered as a political party after the Electoral Court rejected its application to appeal its deregistration.

Woman wins sex assault damages case after 11 years

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation
Nearly 11 years after her boss sexually assaulted her, a Western Cape prison worker has won her fight for damages, says a Times Select report.

Inaction over VBC graft shows corruption pays

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law
The lack of concrete action to hold those implicated in the VBS Mutual 'Great Bank Heist' scandal accountable is sending a strong message that corruption will be rewarded and those who spill the beans risk their lives in doing so.

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