Legal Articles and Guides
The Eastern Cape Health Department is taking extraordinary legal measures in a bid to cut back on its medico-legal bill, including a High Court application to stop lump sum payouts in medico-legal claims.
A Nelson Mandela Bay mother, whose child was born with severe brain damage after problems during birth, intends suing Dora Nginza Hospital and the Eastern Cape Health Department for more than R4m.
At least 102 claimants who lodged claims with the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and proposed settlements may approach the court if they are not paid within the agreed 120 days.
Following a fall from a staircase leading from a loft room at a chalet at a Protea Hotel, a guest tried in vain to sue the hotel for damages.
A man found guilty of hitting his 10-year-old niece on the head with a stick, resulting in her ending up losing her ability to walk, has escaped a prison sentence and opted to pay a fine instead.
A magistrate who ordered police to arrest and detain a father for offering to pay R300 for child maintenance has been found to have acted maliciously.
Minister of Human Settlements, Water & Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu is suing former Amatola Water Board CEO Vuyo Zitumane for defamation and is demanding R2m in damages to her reputation.
While it was an unpleasant experience for a man who was arrested and had to spend three nights sleeping next to a smelly toilet in a holding cell, it all ended well for him.
Andrew Merryweather, left paralysed after an attack in Newlands, Cape Town in September 2006, has won his 15-year long fight for damages in the Western Cape High Court.
A doctor who compiled the medico-legal report in a case of negligence brought against the provincial Health Department has told Mthatha Regional Court Magistrate Sizakele Sihlahla that the attempted litigation was nothing short of ludicrous.
As Israeli and South African legal authorities collaborate in securing a court victory against Ronald Bobroff and his son, the fugitive attorney continues to rail about personal vendettas and conspiracies against him, notes a report on the SA Jewish Report site.
The advertising company found liable in an inquest into the death of Florentina Popa (33) – killed when a scaffolding structure collapsed on her during a Linkin Park concert in 2012 – has been unsuccessful in its appeal bid to the SCA.
A Western Cape High Court judge has ordered the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to compensate Sibulele Marawanqana, now aged 35, for loss of a lifetime income after a 2017 car accident confined him to a wheelchair and rendered him mentally impaired ‘with inevitable future deterioration of symptoms and function’.
A group of frustrated claimants are taking on Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) over a new directive changing the rules under which victims file accident claims.
The Eastern Cape Department of Health has won an appeal against a mother who had previously successfully sued it for her baby developing cerebral palsy, allegedly during the birth process.