People sue for the darndest things, so after you set out from home today, be careful! Just walking down to your local Spar could cause all sorts of ramifications.
You could walk over a pedestrian crossing and the person sitting in his car waiting for you to cross over could sue for you giving him a finger…but all you were really doing is brushing a mosquito off your nose. Really! It happened.
Remember, when you brush things off your nose with a finger, do not look at anyone. You never know what trouble you will get yourself into.
We all know that the US is lawsuit territory, but few claims can manage to take your breath away quite so quickly as a recent one that had many so flabbergasted, they had a ‘fly me to the moon, why don’t you?’ kind of reaction.
The whole thing involved Red Bull and its famous ‘Red Bull gives you wings’ tagline which has become synonymous with the fizzy drink, supposedly giving you extra energy. One person, though, who most definitely did not, apparently, feel any kind of badda-boom badda-bang whatsoever sued the company for $13-million (some R182-million).
The company settled out of court for an unknown figure and subsequently also agreed to pay $10 (about R140) to anyone who bought the drink since 2002.
Marriage appears to be under threat as an institution in South Africa and the divorce rate is increasing.
Statistics released by Stats S.A. reveal that 44.4% of divorces in 2016 were couples whose marriages had lasted less than 10 years. More women than men initiate a divorce and overall in 2016, there were 25 326 divorces.