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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.

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.

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.

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.

Decision on RAF attorneys expected this week

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) will rule on Friday, 27 March, whether attorneys on the panel of the Road Accident Fund should hand over their case files immediately, Rapport reports.

'Reprehensible' police action costs taxpayers R5m

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 20 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Police have been ordered to pay R5m as damages to an Eastern Cape man who was arrested without reason in August 2011 and released only five months later, according to a report on the IoL site.

Woman wins damages for botched surgery

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 19 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Free State Department of Health was more than willing to admit that a woman with appendicitis was left with a chunk of infected appendix inside her after surgery performed by its doctors, but still refused to pay her damages.

Shopper wins damages for shelf collapse injuries

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Pick n Pay shopper Bradley Stearns (51) – left with a ripped bicep after a store shelf collapsed in April 2017 – has successfully sued the managing company of the Hartbeespoort branch of the supermarket giant over his injury.

RAF lays out plans to sack attorneys

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund aims to use the State Attorney to represent it in the ‘very few fund cases’ it expects to have to take to court and thereby save 75% in legal fees, its acting CEO Collins Letsoalo reveals in court papers.

Long battle over botched op ends in SCA success

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 16 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Port Elizabeth woman has won a 10-year legal battle after a surgeon nicked her bile duct during an operation to remove her gall bladder, says a Sunday Times report.

Blind man claims R650 000 after driving-linked arrest

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A 52-year-old blind man from Cape Town is claiming R650 000 from the police and Cape Town Metro Police after he was allegedly arrested in 2014 for drunk driving, Die Burger reports.

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.

Jacques Pauw sues fellow journalist for R500 000

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 06 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Veteran journalist and author Jacques Pauw is suing Piet Rampedi for R500 000. Pauw confirmed yesterday that Rampedi's lawyers received a summons after Rampedi failed to apologise or retract a statement he made about Pauw on social media, calling him a child molester, liar and racist, notes News24.

Judge awards payout to wife of security guard shot by police

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A mother of three is due to receive damages from the SAPS after her husband, a Fidelity Security Services officer, was shot dead at a crime scene.

Malemas take defamation action to High Court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 02 March 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
EFF leader Julius Malema and his wife Mantoa Matlala have lodged an application against ANC MP Boy Mamabolo in the Limpopo High Court after Mamabolo accused Malema of abusing his wife during the State of the Nation Address debate in Parliament and then repeated the claim in a report in the Sowetan newspaper.

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