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Zuma sued over Hanekom spy claims

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Former President Jacob Zuma’s allegations that one of his former colleagues was an apartheid spy is to be tested in court. Derek Hanekom, whom Zuma appointed to various Cabinet positions in his administration, is suing the former President for R500 000, says a Business Day report.

Heavyweight legal team to fight listeriosis class action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 12 August 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
During the listeriosis outbreak, a municipal health inspector was denied access to the Polokwane facility of Tiger Brands’ subsidiary, Consumer Brands – because he didn’t have the right paperwork to take samples.

Silicosis settlement not a fixed amount

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The R5bn silicosis settlement approved by the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) last week is not a finite amount and can increase depending on the number of claims received, attorneys involved in the case said yesterday, notes a Mail & Guardian report.

Landmark R5bn silicosis payout a step nearer

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 29 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has approved the landmark R5bn settlement agreement in the lengthy silicosis case. Judge Leoni Windell found that ‘all the parties made an effort to ensure that the settlement agreement is reasonable, adequate and fair'.

Teacher compensated for wrongful arrest, torture

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 25 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Ga-rankuwa teacher will receive R400 000 in damages from the police following her wrongful arrest for her husband's murder three years after his death. According to a report on the IoL site, Rebecca Mpho Mole told the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) that she had to spend five fearful days in a filthy police cell before she was allowed to go home.

Booysen presses on with R10.5m damages claim

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 19 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Retired KZN Hawks head General Johan Booysen says he is pressing ahead with his R10.5m damages case against the state following his arrest and now failed prosecution on racketeering charges. And he has every chance of winning, according to a legal expert quoted in a Times Select report.

Department to defend pit latrine death suit

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Eastern Cape Education Department is to defend a lawsuit brought by the parents of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa, who drowned in a pit latrine at Luna Junior Secondary School in Mbizana last year, says a City Press report.

Legal action over maggots-in-mouth incident

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The family of Sadek Ebrahim have pursued legal action following a video which went viral showing maggots in the mouth of a 52-year-old patient.

Prasa ordered to pay train victim

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Prasa will have to pay up for the injuries suffered by a teenager (15) who was pushed out of a crowded moving train in October 2017 and severely injured her ankle.

R4.5m claim for alleged wrongful ovary removal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 15 July 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Phoenix mother wanting to have a baby was traumatised when she learnt one of her ovaries was missing. She claimed that her gynaecologist removed one of her ovaries without her approval during a surgical procedure a few years ago.

R1m damages for prolonged stay in jail

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 12 July 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Ethics #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Sphamandla Mtshali – who spent a 20 months in jail for housebreaking and robbery and was then told that the charges had been dropped – is to receive R1m in damages.

University clerks win defamation action

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Two admission clerks at the Walter Sisulu University have each won a R50 000 defamation lawsuit against the institution after the former chief financial officer accused them of taking bribes from students, says a Daily Dispatch report.

Biker’s R1m claim against MEC dismissed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
While the provincial government had a duty to maintain roads, it was not expected to provide a road that was of the standard of a Kyalami race track. A Pretoria News report says this is according to Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Urmila Bhoola, who turned down a damages claim of R1m against the MEC for Roads & Community Safety.

Iqbal Survé seeks R100m for article claiming he's a liar

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 01 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Media owner Iqbal Survé has filed a R100m defamation claim against a journalist and publishing giant Media24, says a TimesLIVE report. The chair of Independent Media said a 2016 article by Terry Bell, published on Fin24.com, painted him as a narcissist and a liar.

R2m damages award for man shot through penis

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 01 July 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A man who became impotent after a police officer shot him at close range in the penis during the violent arrest of his brother, has been awarded R2m in damages by the Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth), according to a Weekend Post report.

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