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Eskom seeks to claw back legal fees

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Tags: #Litigation
A number of former Eskom board members can expect to be served with summons in the coming weeks as the parastatal seeks to claw back cash spent on their legal fees, some of it related to state capture matters, says a Daily Maverick report.

Anti-abortion doctor case postponed again

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Jacques de Vos, a doctor accused of trying to dissuade a patient from terminating her pregnancy, pleaded not guilty to the charges at his disciplinary hearing yesterday.

US Postal Service to pay for damaged jet engine

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Tags: #Litigation
A skydiving company owner has successfully sued the SA branch of US Postal Service and shipping company UPS for at least R500k after a jet engine that was being delivered to him in the Western Cape was damaged.

Why SARS must hand over tax records

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 December 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Tax Law
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane maintains she does have the power to obtain former President Jacob Zuma's tax information from SARS whose refusal to provide it, she says, could result in ‘criminal sanctions', notes News24.

Judge in Moyo's Old Mutual case recuses himself

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 December 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Old Mutual says the judge who ordered the insurer to reinstate axed CEO Peter Moyo has decided to recuse himself, after a hearing on Friday in the Mpumalanga High Court.

Ex-Prasa executive who lied on CV denied appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 December 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has denied a former Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) executive, who was found to have lied about his qualifications, leave to appeal an order that he pay back R5.7m he received from Prasa since 2010.

Property Sales and Trusts: Demand Proof of Trustee Authority

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Monday, 09 December 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Property Law
Selling property to a trust comes with a particular risk, and it’s one that - although easily avoidable - still seems to catch sellers unawares on a regular basis. Not checking that the trustee/s signing the offer to purchase/deed of sale are fully authorised to do so could leave you with no sale at all!

'Hurting' Old Mutual ready to settle with Moyo

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 05 December 2019
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Old Mutual, whose shareholders have lost about R17bn in value since the company first suspended former CEO Peter Moyo, said it may take years before it recovers from the reputational damage caused by the saga.

Independent Media ordered to remove articles

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 05 December 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has ruled that Independent Media must remove two defamatory articles about a liquidator within 48 hours and pay damages of R300 000, says a Fin24 report.

Judge awards damages for ‘humiliating’ police action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 05 December 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A group of 30 women police officers handcuffed a father who had missed a Maintenance Court hearing and sang Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo (You strike a woman, you strike a rock) as they marched him out of his office.

Affidavit reveals stark reality of RAF insolvency

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) brought an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) this week against the Sheriff of Centurion East, Absa Bank and 346 claimants that have in the last six weeks sent the sheriff to attach all the monies in its eight Absa bank accounts, according to a report by Tony Beamish on the Moneyweb site.

Lottery winner not liable to give child R1m

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Tags: #Litigation
The SCA has ruled in favour of a National Lottery winner whose ex-partner tried to claim R1m from his winnings for their 12-year-old child. Ntsieni Kgopana, then an employee of SARS, won R20.8m in the lottery in mid-2015.

PIC turns to court to force Steinhoff to release report

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Tags: #Company Law #Constitutional Law #Litigation
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) yesterday told MPs it is filing a court application to force Steinhoff to release the PwC forensic report the company has withheld on the grounds of confidentiality, reports BusinessLIVE.

Minister sued for R9.5m over cattle confiscation

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation
Three men whose cattle were confiscated by police six years ago are suing the Minister of Safety & Security for R9.5m following the loss of 116 animals, says a report in The Witness.

Ruling directs Magistrate’s Courts to hear NCA matters

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Civil Rights #Litigation
A recent judgment by a full Bench of the Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) makes it unlawful for banks to bring National Credit Act (NCA) matters before the High Court instead of the much cheaper Magistrate’s Courts, according to a Moneyweb report.

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