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Court action threat over 'exposed' health workers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
SA’s biggest public sector union, Nehawu, has threatened Health Minister Zweli Mkhize with court action, accusing his department of allegedly forcing some health workers to work without protective gear, notes a Cape Argus report.

Telkom to appeal tax liability judgment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Tax Law
Telkom is taking its fight with SARS to the Constitutional Court, following an adverse judgment handed down in the SCA last month.

Has your lawyer informed you about Mediation?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Mediation is a voluntary process which allows parties to a dispute the opportunity to appoint a qualified and impartial mediator, whose role it is to facilitate discussions and assist the parties in reaching an agreed settlement.

Minister's 'merit-less' appeal lands her with costs

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Property Law
Acting Judge of the Land Claims Court, Advocate Thembeka Ngcukaitobi SC, has dismissed a leave to appeal application by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in relation to her role in the District Six saga, says a Daily Maverick report.

Claimant allowed to pursue 2014 injury case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Matutuzela Ndlovu – injured when he allegedly swerved to avoid driving over a trench on the Odendalsrus Road in the Free State in August 2014 – has been allowed to continue to bring his claim to court.

Ramaphosa steps up virus battle

As the strong-arms tactics of the police and the army came into sharp focus yesterday (see separate reports below), including in one instance a home invasion, President Cyril Ramaphosa last night ramped up the fight against Covid-19, announcing 10 000 field workers are set to go door-to-door across the country to screen residents for symptoms.

Minister asks court to overturn NPA order

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation
The Minister of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, has approached the Western Cape High Court to rescind an order granted in 2018 appointing the NPA and attorney Barnabas Xulu, as ‘implementing agents’ for a $7,124,888 (about R128m) restitution settlement ordered by a US court.

Car dealer liable for pavement injury damages

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Cape Town businessman has successfully proven causal negligence on the part of a car dealership after he was injured when he tripped and fell as a result of its cars being parked on a pavement.

Courts, lawyers pulled into virus-linked actions

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
As we begin the fourth day of 21-day lockdown, news of legal challenges, as well as positive responses from some sections of the law community, is beginning to filter through the myriad reports on the effects of the shutdown on individuals and businesses across the country.

RAF lawyers' claims get short shrift in High Court

Describing their concerns as ‘more illusory than real’, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed an urgent application by attorneys to continue as lawyers for the RAF.

Ex-MP's estate ordered to repay ill-gotten gains

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has found that Yolanda Botha received more than R1.1m worth of kickbacks for signing off on multimillion-rand leasing agreements between her offices and Trifecta.

Once gifted student gets R8.1m after street racing crash

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A once gifted student who ‘lost her personality’ after sustaining brain injuries as a passenger in a street racing car crash will receive an extraordinary R8.1m from the Road Accident Fund, reports Rapport.

Bid to get stolen trust inheritance fails

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Tags: #Estate Planning & Trusts #Litigation
When an e-mail hacker stole R935 000 of Una van Rensburg’s R3.75m share of an inheritance left to her in an obsolete trust, the 70-year-old dragged her younger siblings and fellow trustees – Richardt van Rensburg, Cecile Oberholzer and Tertia Britz – to court.

Lobby groups welcome evictions halt

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Litigation #Property Law
Social justice lobby groups are celebrating a victory after the government heeded calls for evictions to be placed on hold following the lockdown.

Zuma turns to ConCourt in final bid to halt prosecution

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 27 March 2020
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers launched a Constitutional Court challenge yesterday to a decision by the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) to dismiss his application for a permanent stay of prosecution in his long-running corruption matter.

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