Class action by university law clinic now set to go ahead

The path has been cleared for the Stellenbosch University Law Clinic to finally launch a class action case against the Lifestyle Direct Group’s bogus loan-application operation, writes Ernest Mabuza for Times Live.

This follows the dismissal by the Constitutional Court of an application for leave to appeal in the high-profile case relating to the alleged defrauding of thousands of consumers by the Lifestyle Direct Group International from 2015 to 2019. The class action will be the first of its kind to be brought by a South African university law clinic.

The clinic applied for the certification of a class action against the websites and their owners who allegedly duped consumers into believing they were applying for a loan when in fact they were locked into a subscription for “legal services”.
Full report on the Times Live site