Fiji Time: 11:14 AM on Saturday 10 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Driver claims for $40K

Shalveen Chand
Friday, February 14, 2014

A CARRIER driver from Savusavu is claiming $40,000 in damages against a rental car company and the driver.

Prema Nand gave evidence yesterday in the Suva Magistrates Court in a civil matter claiming damages against Jan Rentals and Roger Lutz.

In his evidence, Mr Nand said he had a rural service licence to service a route to and from Savusavu.

He told the court that last year, while on the route, he was hit by the rental car driven by the Mr Lutz about 90 kilometres from his home.

Lawyers for the two defendants — the rental company and Mr Lutz — told the court their issue was who would pay for the claims if damages were granted to Mr Nand.

Magistrate Chaitaniya Lakshman told the court that as far as Mr Nand was concerned, all he wanted was the money and it didn't matter who it came from.

Mr Lakshman said the defendants would have to thrash out this matter between themselves.

The court also heard the second defendant admitted guilt.

A decision on the case is yet to be made.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Torture report
  2. 'Stay focused'
  3. Plight of homeless, pregnant couple
  4. Embassy looks into Seaton's removal
  5. Cameras in court
  6. Quake hits Solomons, Fijians safe
  7. A-G launches Laws of Fiji revised edition
  8. Vuniwaqa: Social changes needed to fight abuse
  9. Towards a global university
  10. FICAC advocacy in schools

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  3. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  4. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  5. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  6. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  7. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  8. PM did not endorse app Sunday (04 Dec)
  9. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  10. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)