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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.

Mothers successfully sue Health Department

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Two Eastern Cape mothers have both won their cases against the Eastern Cape Health Department for negligence during the deliveries of their babies.

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.

EFF leader loses case on VBS funds allegations

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Former EFF MP Thembinkosi Rawula, who resigned from the party early this year after accusing leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu of using party money to fund their lifestyles, has won a defamation court case instituted against him by Malema, says a City Press report.

ANC members hit hard for using racism label

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Three senior ANC members in the Free State have been ordered to pay R300 000 damages to the DA provincial leader Roy Jankielsohn for calling him a ‘racist’, ‘white supremacist’, a ‘clown’ and 'a dog'.

Zuma seeks to appeal ruling on Hanekom tweet

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Former President Jacob Zuma has applied for leave to appeal a ruling regarding the tweet in which he called former Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom an ‘agent of the enemy’, says a City Press report.

Another KZN negligence case investigated

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Personal Injury Law
The KZN Health Department is investigating yet another allegation of negligence after an object thought to be part of a needle was left in a man’s jaw after an operation last year.

Tshwane settles claim over boy's floodlights death

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The City of Tshwane has agreed to pay R700 000 in damages to the family of Fanie Baloyi, who was 11 when he and four of his friends died when floodlights fell on them while playing in Soshanguve, reports the Pretoria News.

Shocking account of treatment at state hospital

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A shocking account of the treatment of a patient in a state hospital is revealed in a Sunday Tribune report on a R4m damages claim lodged against a Durban hospital.

Minister ruled not vicariously liable

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 01 November 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A claim of R3.8m against the Minister of Police by a musician who was hit on the head by an off-duty policeman with a metal stave was turned down after a judge found that the officer acted on a frolic of his own.

Mother sues police over toddler's bullet wound

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The mother of a child who was hit by a bullet while SAPS officers were dispersing protesters in Diepsloot is now claiming R500 000 in damages from the Ministry of Police.

Zuma's Hanekom 'enemy agent' tweet still on site

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 21 October 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Former President Jacob Zuma’s tweet that accused former Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom of being an enemy agent has not been deleted – despite last month's court ruling ordering him to remove it with immediate effect.

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.

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