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RAF lambasted in damning appeal judgment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 09 July 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
Litigants involved in motor vehicle accidents ‘are being held at ransom’ by the failure of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and its acting CEO Collins Letsoalo to perform their constitutional duties, according to a scathing judgment by Judge Wendy Hughes in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).

Judge shoots down RAF attempt to overturn ruling

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 25 June 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has shot down the Road Accident Fund’s (RAF) bid to overturn a ruling which effectively puts on ice its plans to cut ties with 103 panel attorneys contracted to it.

Stacker ruled a vehicle in case against RAF

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The reach stacker, a vehicle used for handling cargo containers in terminals or ports, is a motor vehicle as contemplated in the Road Accident Fund (RAF) Act, the SCA held yesterday, according to TimesLIVE.

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.

Couple finally admits to used car scam

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
A used car salesman’s dirty tricks have finally caught up with him, his wife and an associate. According to a report on the IoL site, four years after Erens and Crische Uys, from Gordon’s Bay, and their associate Denzil Bell, from Caledon, appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Bellville, the Uys couple admitted to no fewer than 220 charges, including fraud and racketeering.

RAF to sack law firms and go it alone

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) officially cancelled its tender to appoint new law firms on Friday and is determined to sack all 103 law firms it currently has on its panel.

RAF demands return of case files from lawyers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
More than 90 mostly black-owned law firms and their clients across the country might be left in the lurch after the Road Accident Fund (RAF) demanded they hand back case files.

Motorists urged to oppose ‘unconstitutional’ Aarto Act

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 07 February 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Motor Vehicles
The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act – to be rolled out in June – will presume motorists guilty until they prove themselves innocent and therefore take away the constitutional rights of motorists.

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.

Ford fined and offers compensation over Kugas

Motorists affected by the burning Ford Kuga SUVs will be offered compensation in terms of a settlement agreement between the National Consumer Commission and Ford SA.

Cape Town moves to challenge Aarto

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 28 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
The City of Cape Town has no intention of implementing the traffic points demerit system within its area of jurisdiction, according to Mayoral Committee for Safety & Security member JP Smith.

Bikers complain about Cape Town by-law

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Administrative Law #Motor Vehicles
Motorcyclists are angered over a City of Cape Town’s traffic by-law amendment they say will outlaw lane sharing with cars or riding between cars (lane-splitting).

Ford in settlement talks over Kuga fires

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 September 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
US motor giant Ford has entered behind-the-scenes talks with SA's consumer watchdog to end the scandal of burning Ford Kuga SUVs, which, according to a Sunday Times report, has enraged victims of the debacle who were hoping the company would be prosecuted and held liable for damages.

Woman wins refund for faulty vehicle

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #Motor Vehicles
The courts must take a robust approach towards economic giants who flex their financial muscle to bully unsuspecting consumers to accept flawed goods, and raise all sorts of spurious defences and denials.

Municipality’s speed camera dispute with NPA drags on

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 19 July 2019
Tags: #Motor Vehicles
The dispute between the eThekwini Municipality and the NPA over the issue of speed cameras shows no sign of ending, says a report in The Mercury. The DA’s Shaun Ryley said the dispute had been running for two years and left the metro police unable to fulfill one of its most vital responsibilities.

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