Tag: Civil Claims

25
Apr

The Pothole Plague – Claiming Damages

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Delict and Civil Claims The Pothole Plague – Claiming Damages “If cars are required to be roadworthy, shouldn’t roads be required to be car-worthy?” (Online meme) If you fall victim to a pothole-infested road, don’t hesitate to sue for your losses. A recent High Court victory for a motorist claiming R8.6m in damages
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26
Sep

Suing for a Supermarket “Slip ‘n Trip” – What Must You Prove?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Civil Claims | Delict Claims Suing for a Supermarket “Slip ‘n Trip” – What Must You Prove? “The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger” (William Shakespeare) Civil Claims - Tripping over aisle blockages or slipping on floors made slick by spillages can happen in even the best-managed supermarkets, and injured shoppers
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27
Jun

“Bad Dog!” Why a Husky’s Owner Must Pay R100,000 Damages

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Delict and Civil Claims “Bad Dog!” Why a Husky’s Owner Must Pay R100,000 Damages “…in general, ownership of an animal should carry with it strict liability for any harm done by the animal.” (Extract from judgment below) Owning a pet comes with both joys and responsibilities, and a recent High Court award of
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24
Feb

Can You Claim Damages After Hitting a Pothole?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Delict and Civil Claims - Claim Damages Can You Claim Damages After Hitting a Pothole? “The American Automobile Association estimated in the five years prior to 2016 that 16 million drivers in the United States have suffered damage from potholes to their vehicle including tire punctures, bent wheels, and damaged suspensions with a
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30
Mar

Exemption Clauses and Thieving Employees: Can You Sue (or Be Sued)?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Business Law - Delict and Civil Claims “Where one of the parties wishes to be absolved either wholly or partially from an obligation or liability which would or could arise at common law under a contract of the kind which the parties intend to conclude, it is for that party to ensure that
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27
Jul

Violence and Looting – Can You Sue SAPS?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Delict & Civil Claims Violence and Looting – Can You Sue SAPS? “When a crime is imminent and foreseen it is expected of the law enforcement agency to take appropriate action. The duty of the police to provide assistance arises from their mandate to carry out law and order” (extract from judgment below)
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25
Apr

Landlord Liable for a Tragic “Freak” Flood Drowning

Article courtesy of Law Dot News –  Property & Delict and Civil Claims Landlord Liable for a Tragic “Freak” Flood Drowning “Nature has the ability to spring a surprise when least expected” (extract from the judgment below) A recent High Court decision dealing with the tragic drowning of a toddler highlights once again the legal dangers faced by property owners
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