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Eastern Cape forced to challenge all payments

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Mother sues 13 years after brain-damaged birth

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Lawyer demands RAF payout for claimants

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Damages appeal bid in staircase fall suit dismissed

By Daily News Published on Friday, 09 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Man who left niece in wheelchair pays R500 fine

By Daily News Published on Friday, 09 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

‘Malicious’ magistrate’s order to cost state R75 000

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Sisulu sues ex Amatola Water Board boss for R2m

By Daily News Published on Friday, 02 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Man gets damages for being held next to smelly loo

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Criminal Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Merryweather wins damages after 15-year battle

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Doctor labels lawyer’s claims ‘ludicrous’

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Bobroff rubbishes SCA ruling ahead of ConCourt appeal

By Daily News Published on Friday, 25 June 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

Liability for scaffolding collapse death confirmed by SCA

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

RAF to pay man for lifetime loss of income

By Daily News Published on Friday, 11 June 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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’.

Claimants testing new RAF directive

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Motor Vehicles #Personal Injury Law
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.

Department wins cerebral palsy case appeal

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
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.

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