Delict and Civil Claims

28
Oct

Does Your Dog Bite? Your (Substantial) Risk Remains

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Delict & Civil Claims - Does Your Dog Bite? “People are entitled to walk our streets without having to fear being attacked by dogs and, where such attacks occur, they should in most circumstances be able to look to the owner of the dog for recompense” (extract from judgment below) Dog owners (in fact
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28
Jan

Can You Sue a Bad Investment Advisor? It depends…

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Personal Finance - Can You Sue a Bad Investment Advisor? “I always advise people never to give advice” (P. G. Wodehouse) If you want to send shivers down the spine of any investor, mention “Steinhoff”, or “Sharemax”, or any one of the many other spectacular corporate collapses that have plagued both local and overseas
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27
Sep

How Courts Sort Fact from Fiction – A Tale of Jags, Deception and Damages

Article courtesy of Law Dot News How Courts Sort Fact from Fiction – A Tale of Jags, Deception and Damages “Truth will out” (Shakespeare) You are wondering whether you can win in court against an opponent where your two versions of what happened are totally at odds with each other. How will a judge decide where the truth lies? It’s
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29
Apr

Accidentally Paid the Wrong Person? Lessons From a R862k Banking App Error

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Online Banking & Electronic Payments - Payments in Error! “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” (Economist Milton Friedman) In these days of online banking and electronic payment, it’s not uncommon to find out to your horror that you have made a payment to someone in error, either to the wrong recipient or
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27
Mar

Small Claims Courts – From 1 April You Can Sue For Up To R20,000

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Courts has been increased from R15,000 to R20,000 from 1 April 2019. Not all claims can be pursued in a Small Claims Court – Claims over R20,000 must be pursued in the ordinary courts (you can if you like reduce a larger claim to the R20k to avoid having to do that). Only individuals

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27
Mar

Your Dog, Cat or Cow (Even Your Bees) Could Cost You Millions

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Animal Law - Your Dog, Cat or Cow Could Cost You Millions! “Ignorance is Bliss Dangerous” (Internet meme) Our law will generally hold you liable for damages only if someone else can prove that you caused them loss/damage/injury through your “fault” (intent or negligence). That seems fair and logical – if it’s your fault, you pay.
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