Consumer Protection Act

In this case, the claimant fell at the entrance of the defendant’s restaurant premises. 

The claimant sued alleging negligence on the part of the defendant.

One of the issues for determination was whether the defendant was absolved of any liability by virtue of the disclaimer notice.

The disclaimer notice read (in capital letters):

Indemnity clauses and the Consumer Protection Act

In a recent Eastern Cape High Court judgment which you can read about here, the claimant fell into an unfenced pool at the game reserve and injured herself.  The court found in the evidence that the claimant’s conduct was the sole cause of her stepping into the

In dismissing an application for summary judgment a US supreme court found that the trial court may well decide that Amazon was liable as the ‘seller’ of a defective thermostat that was installed in premises and caused a fire resulting in damage.

Amazon alleged that all they did was to allow a third party seller

For the first time, a South African court in Van Wyk v UPS dealt with the application of the Consumer Protection Act to disclaimer clauses in a contract. On the facts, the court applied sections 22, 49 and 52 to sever from the agreement the specific clauses on which the defendant sought to escape liability

The manufacturer of a hip prosthesis system (which was of a metal-on-metal design) for use in total hip replacement operations was sued by 313 individual claimants who alleged metal-wear debris damaged surrounding soft tissues necessitating revision surgery. The court found that the system was not defective and the claimants had not proved that it did