Saturday, April 1, 2006

South African High Court Gives Wives Right to Sue

The South African Constitutional Court has ruled that women “married in community of property” have the right to sue their partners for monetary claims. The action stems from a case where a wife sued the Road Accident Fund claiming compensation because her husband had intentionally run over her with his vehicle. The Road Accident Fund had disputed the claim on the basis that a person “married in community of property” may not sue their spouse for patrimonial damages.  Source.  SABCnews.com. The story about this ruling may be found by clicking here (last visited April 1, 2006, reo). Additional information regarding this ruling may be found here (last visited April 1, 2006, reo).

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