The Gauteng High Court has summoned Tiger Brands to appear in a class action lawsuit on behalf of the families of the 216 consumers who died after eating polony infected by listeriosis and those who got sick.
Richard Spoor Attorneys and LHL Attorneys are handling the case.
Tiger Brands has “product liability insurance”, but it doesn’t cover damages such as awards made by a court.
The company will fight the lawsuit.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).
We’re still collecting claimants. We have 450 already…— Richard Spoor, attorney - Richard Spoor Attorneys
It [Tiger Brands] has acknowledged that its products… are the cause of this outbreak… They face a difficult challenge. The case against them is overwhelming…— Richard Spoor, attorney - Richard Spoor Attorneys
We have a hardnosed insurer calling the legal shots… Tiger Brands is willing to move forward. The resistance is coming from the insurer…— Richard Spoor, attorney - Richard Spoor Attorneys
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