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WP Rugby sued for R271m over Newlands ads

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 10 August 2017
Litigation Sports Law
Aerios, the company that lost its advertising rights at the Newlands rugby stadium with the liquidation of the Western Province Rugby Union (WRPU), is now claiming damages of R271m from WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd, Die Burger reports. Aerios also issued subpoenas to the directors of WP Rugby to testify in the section 417 investigation scheduled for the end of the month.

Fencer seeks R5m over Olympic exclusion

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Litigation Sports Law
A fencer is suing the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) and the Fencing Federation of SA (FFSA) for more than R5m for not selecting her for last year’s Rio Olympic Games, says a Cape Times report. Epée fencer Juliana Barrett claims she earned qualification when she won the International Fencing Federation qualifying tournament for Africa held in Algeria in April.

Gymnastics dispute costs hotel more than R2m

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Litigation Sports Law
A Pretoria hotel is now more than R2m out of pocket after the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) found that it could not prove that the SA Gymnastics Federation is liable for payment of services the hotel provided. The hotel was claiming payment of more than R2.5m from the federation for providing accommodation‚ meals and transport to its delegates for the 12th African Gymnastics Championships held between 24-31 March 2014, says a TimesLIVE report.

Judgment on Western Province Rugby liquidation reserved

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Litigation Sports Law
Judgment was reserved in the Western Cape High Court yesterday on Western Province (Pty) Ltd's application for liquidation. The delay was a partial success for Aerios who has been in a legal battle with the commercial arm of the Western Province Rugby Union. The provisional state of liquidation, however, is extended, notes a Sport24 report. Aerios, through Advocate Chris Eloff, had claimed that WP’s sole intended desire through the liquidation was to get rid of Aerios as one of its creditors.

Jordaan and the lawyers – what's going on?

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 05 August 2016
Litigation Sports Law
What is going on with Danny Jordaan? Is he really being pursued by the FBI in connection with World Cup bribery allegations? Why has he hired a high-powered legal team? These questions, notes Legalbrief, require answers following claims this week that the president of the SA Football Association and apparently erstwhile Port Elizabeth mayor has engaged lawyers to deal with the FBI probe.


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