Sweet nothing


Sweet nothing

Lawyers bottle out in case against Coke –but still charge their client R500,000, writes Mark Thomas

Port Elizabeth transport mogul Dawie van der Westhuizen found himself biting off more than he could chew when his legal team, including a senior advocate, led him to believe he had a winnable case against Coca-Cola.

Like to see more ?


Subscribe to our on-line edition !

For a mere R305.00 per year you get the convenience of our online version including:
  • Twelve monthly issues of Noseweek delivered to your browser
  • A searchable archive
  • Access to every back issue since 1993 !
  • A downloadable PDF version

If it’s just the article you are after, you can purchase it by clicking here.

Tempted ?


For a taste of what awaits you, you are welcome to browse this free issue.

Share this article:

Reader's comments

Like to add your own comment ? Please click here to subscribe - OR -
 
Submitted by : Howard Klaaste of Port Elizabeth on 2011-11-07 12:39:34
I rotated through 4 law firms and did most of the work myself. The case was eventually "cracked" (again by myself), but at a time when only an application for condonation would be appropriate.

The situation was simple: a theatre restaurant opened next to me in Uitenhage, but was never rezoned properly. It was rezoned to allow other uses but never to operate as a theatre. The housing and land silo initially refused to make the Zoning Scheme Regulations available, but when he did the answer was found. This was confirmed by Sanet van Breda, who is a town planning specialist in Krugersdorp.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality thus allowed an illegal establishment to operate legally, as the authorisation was granted by a legal entity.

Disclaimer

While every reasonable effort is taken to ensure the accuracy and soundness of the contents of this publication, neither the authors nor the publishers of this website bear any responsibility for the consequences of any actions based on the information contained therein.


X
Important information regarding cookies
By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.