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RAF seeks to block claims until duplicate payments repaid

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) will ask the court for permission to stay hundreds of millions of rands in claims due to several law firms until they have repaid duplicate funds paid to them in error.

Noseweek editor to pay damages for defamatory reports

By Daily News Published on Friday, 30 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Noseweek editor Martin Welz and his publishing company, Chaucer Publications, have been ordered to pay R330 000 in damages to attorney Leonard Katz for the publication of articles and a front cover alleging he was the 'man who stole justice'.

Rape victim challenges Prescription Act

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A woman who was allegedly gang-raped by six men in 1981 is out to get justice in the form of payment, but the Prescription Act stands in her way, says a report in The Star.

RAF wants R340m back from law firms

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 April 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is attempting to claw back some of the funds lost as a result of years of maladministration and corruption. 

Will lifeline save RAF from collapse?

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The maladministration, corruption and sheer recalcitrance on the part of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to compensate the very victims it was established to assist is a bitter pill to swallow.

Judge rebukes RAF, attorneys over child settlements

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Judge Denise Fisher in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has criticised the Road Accident Fund and some attorneys for acting unlawfully when concluding settlement in matters involving children, with no proper scrutiny of their circumstances or of who actually looks after them, and who will protect their financial interests, reports GroundUp.

AgriSA sued for R226m for republishing article

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Hoedspruit man and AgriSA are facing defamation claims in excess of R226m for allegedly republishing a newspaper article on social media, according to Rapport.

Woman awarded nearly R4m for workplace sexual assault

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
It took a Jansenville woman employed in the former Ikwezi local municipality more than a decade to secure justice for the sexual assault perpetrated on her by her immediate boss, corporate services manager Xola Jack, in November 2009.

Lungisa ordered to pay for jug assault injuries

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Nelson Mandela Bay DA councillor Rano Kayser (44) has said he could not escape the incident that left him bleeding during a council meeting in October 2016 – and it was for this reason he wanted Andile Lungisa to pay up.

Doctor's tweet viewed as race hatred

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 April 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A racist tweet by a Durban man could see him in hot water after a Durban civic association sought to lay criminal charges against him for utterances that have been shared several times on social media, says a Daily News report.

RAF sets out its turn-around strategy

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 April 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
In a lengthy media briefing yesterday – faithfully reported by some news outlets – the much-maligned Road Accident Fund (RAF) board has hit back at media campaigns that it claims are waged by groups that benefited from the entity’s inefficiencies.

Appeal court rejects judge's about-turn

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
An industrial accident in which Gqeberha factory machinist Mark Prince lost his hand resulted in a unusual set of legal turns.

Time to replace RAF's lump sum payments

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is technically insolvent. Efforts have been made to replace the current system that has been branded as ‘unworkable, unsustainable and corrupt’ with a no-fault based scheme, where compensation would be disbursed monthly to the road accident victims.

RAF wins reprieve to avoid 'implosion'

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has slipped into deep financial trouble, revealing the possibility of its ‘imminent implosion’ in an application to suspend all writs of execution granted against it, as well as settlements it has already reached with claimants – be it court orders or settlements – for a period of 180 days.

Chalet owner liable for boy's drowning 10 years ago

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 April 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The owners of a North West chalet have been found liable for the death of a three-year-old boy who was swept away in flood waters while holidaying on the property 10 years ago.

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