NATIONAL NEWS - Tiger Brands have not yet decided on whether they will be opposing the looming class action lawsuits against them, but will oppose the fact that two separate applications have been filed against them simultaneously.
Two law firms, Richard Spoor Attorneys and LHL Attorneys, filed separate class actions against Tiger Brands to the High Court in Johannesburg for certification to provide monetary compensation to the hundreds of victims and families who claim to have been affected by listeriosis, which was traced to the Enterprise Foods plants in Polokwane and Germiston.
Tiger Brands spokesperson Nevashnee Naicker said: “We are opposing the fact that two class actions were brought against us at the same time. Procedurally, and from a law perspective, it is not possible to have two class actions, that are issued at the same time and competing against one another, so we are opposing it.”
She said the company needs to wait for the court to decide what the best option is, and that the company has reserved its right to respond to the applications laid against them.