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Domestics can claim damages retrospectively – ruling

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 18 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
In another victory for domestic workers, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ruled yesterday that those injured in the past while on duty will be able to claim damages.

Zuma wife plans to sue over poisoning allegations

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, accused of being involved in a plot to poison her estranged husband, former President Jacob Zuma, is planning to sue the NPA and the Hawks for malicious prosecution.

Damages claim over wearing of rugby referee's jersey

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A rugby fan allegedly assaulted in the Free State Stadium in a race-incident for wearing a referee’s jersey is claiming damages of R1.1m against the Free State Rugby Union, the Free State Cheetahs Company and the former manager of referees in the province.

Hawks victims awarded R1.9m in damages claim

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 04 October 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Taxpayers have to foot R1.9m in damages for a top Hawks sleuth’s heavy-handedness, says a TimesLIVE report. The saga initially played out at the offices of an Eastern Cape municipality six years ago and ended up in the Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) this week.

Widow wins R1.6m damages in SCA appeal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Daleen van Staden has won a SCA battle against Stallion Security which had refused to pay her R1.68m in damages following the kidnapping and murder of her husband at work.

R3m suit over botched gender reassignment op

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The transgender manager of a hardware store is claiming R3m from the Gauteng Health Department after a complication of a gender reassignment operation meant to give him a penis led to the amputation of his left leg, says a City Press report.

Seriti warned of coal mining class action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Seriti Resources, the mining group on the verge of becoming Eskom’s biggest coal supplier, has been warned it could soon find itself in a class action lawsuit storm, says a report in The Star.

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.

Zuma wife advised to sue state

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 September 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, one of the wives of former President Jacob Zuma, has been advised to sue the state over accusations that she poisoned her husband.

Doctor bids to stop online claims of sex assaults

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 16 September 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Popular Port Elizabeth medical practitioner and talk show host, Mthembeni Tebelele, has turned to the courts in a bid to stop sexual assault allegations made by a string of women on social media, according to a report in The Herald.

Ninow counsel angered by EFF official's drunk claim

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 13 September 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Legal Aid attorney acting on behalf of Nicholas Ninow in his rape trial will be laying a charge of defamation against the EFF's Gauteng chairperson Mandisa Mashego, after she allegedly accused him of being drunk in court yesterday, says a News24 report.

Zuma plans Hanekom appeal on free speech grounds

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 September 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Former President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers are adamant that the KZN High Court (Durban) order barring him from accusing former Minister Derek Hanekom of being a ‘known enemy agent’ or ‘apartheid spy’ amounts to ‘an unconstitutional banning’ of Zuma’s right to free speech – and are fighting to appeal it on the basis that the ruling may limit his testimony before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, says a Business Day report.

Judge tells RAF not to drag out cases without reason

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 September 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) had a duty to concede the merits of a case when it was proper to do so and not to drag out cases for no reason, ultimately costing the taxpayer.

Rape victim urges Ramaphosa intervention in court action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 September 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Johannesburg businesswoman who survived a 15-hour rape ordeal and successfully sued the police for failing to properly investigate her attack, has challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa to get the Police Ministry to drop its appeal against her court victory.

Ex-employee claims 'career sabotaged' by clothing giant

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 September 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Entrepreneur Judy Shifren is suing clothing giant Edcon over what she claims was an attempt to sabotage her career. But the company has described her as a ‘disgruntled employee’ who left on bad terms, according to a Times Select report.

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