Category: Attorney client scale

Personal indemnity exceeded: Bad faith accepted

Public Protector v SA Reserve Bank Personal indemnity exceeded and Constitutional Court confirmed that the Public Protector acted in bad faith and held that in any event, the ambit of the immunity afforded under section 5(3) is...

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Process abuse punished: Business rescue and costs

Van Staden NO v Pro-Wiz (Pty) Ltd Process abuse punished because the SCA was satisfied that a punitive costs order was appropriate because the purpose behind the business rescue application was not to achieve either...

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Lawful precautionary suspension: Municipal manager and costs

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Abominable abusive action: Punitive costs awarded

Moyane v Ramaphosa Abominable abusive action and allegations attacking the integrity of a number of important national figures suitably punished with an award of costs on a punitive scale. “The primary relief that...

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Punitive costs awarded: Leave to appeal refused

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Costs in labour court: LRA s162 interpreted and applied

The labour court is not confined to resolving disputes relating only to unfairness.  It also has the power to determine disputes based on unlawfulness, provided they are related to employment contracts.  The labour court has a...

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Picketing rules: Punitive costs against union

Verulam Sawmills (Pty) Ltd v Amcu (J1580/15) [2015] ZALCJHB 359; [2015] 12 BLLR 1266 (LC) (20 October 2015) per Myburgh AJ. The Labour Court interdicted Amcu by consent and awarded punitive costs against the trade union for...

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