CLASS ACTION: Loan scam: Double whammy for Lifestyle Direct Group’s Damian Malander

2021/11/16 21:42:00

CLASS ACTION: Loan scam: Double whammy for Lifestyle Direct Group’s Damian Malander

CLASS ACTION: Loan scam: Double whammy for Lifestyle Direct Group’s Damian Malander

In a blow to the Lifestyle Direct Group and its operator, Damian Malander, the high court has ruled that a class action will go ahead following allegations that a fraudulent online scheme tricked loan-seeking members of the public.

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First, Nedbank was granted two default judgments against him, in both his personal capacity and against his company Damal Trading; then, the Western Cape High Court declined his application for leave to appeal in the ongoing saga around the Lifestyle Direct Group.This means, not only does he owe Nedbank more than R1.Sales increased 9.1-million for defaulting on car and bond repayments, but the class action, which was certified earlier this year, will go ahead.Thanks to a 221mm ground clearance, access into the cabin is more seamless.And if the class action is successful, tens of thousands of consumers will be entitled to their refunds too..It’s a blow for Damian Malander, who former associates allege pocketed more than a million rand a day “on good days”.9% of GDP by 2024/2025.

Malander was at the helm of a web of companies purporting to be “loan providers”, controlled by the Lifestyle Direct Group which had headquarters in Century City, Cape Town.B Premium This article is reserved for our subscribers.It's an higher seating position that will suit some, and visibility is excellent and ideal for long journeys.He raked in millions of rands from the “loans”, some of which were spent on parties in the Maldives, Thailand and Mauritius, luxury cars, boats, jet skis and properties in the elite Pezula golf estate in Knysna, and the northern suburbs of Cape Town.Nedbank has now obtained two default judgments against him for one of his vehicles and the balance of a residential property bond.Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.The ruling on the class action certification means the Stellenbosch University (SU) Law Clinic has consent to pursue the Lifestyle Direct Group, Capital Lifestyle Solutions (trading as Lifestyle Legal, the group’s “collections” arm), 12 “loan providers”, All Wheel Auto, Malander and his former deputy, Nandie Paich.It truly is an easy vehicle to live with, and has remarkable refinement by double cab standards.The group is accused of duping thousands of desperate consumers into signing contracts for legal and other “value-added” services, instead of providing actual loans.9%.

In his affidavit filed at court, Malander alleged that “thousands” of (unnamed) clients had received the benefit of these websites’ services.When the Law Clinic compelled him to make records of these services available at the office of his attorney (Henno Bothma of Abrahams & Gross), he was unable to produce a single piece of evidence in support of his allegations.5 l turbo diesel motor with 140kW and 450Nm mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission powering the rear wheels only, hence the Pro2X decals on its flanks.It is the first successfully certified consumer law class action in SA legal history in which the court delivered a certification judgment (and the subsequent request for leave to appeal was denied).It is also the first successful class action certification brought by a South African university law clinic.Damian Malander in one of his limousines.3 l /100km which gives a good range on the 80 l tank.Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

The head of the Lifestyle Direct Group has lived a high life.(Photo: Supplied) On 21 July, Judge Patrick Gamble delivered the judgment certifying the application in which the clinic and eight clients sought to institute the class action on behalf of the defrauded consumers.The application was granted with an opt-out mechanism, which means consumers automatically stand to benefit from its ruling, unless they choose not to.If you overcook it the on-board traction control system intervenes quickly to quell any sideways play and it isn't invasive.Only 10 class actions have been successfully certified in SA.This will be the first consumer law class action in which a court was required to deliver a certification judgment and the first for “dark pattern marketing” in the country.

The SU Law Clinic filed the certification application with the Western Cape High Court on 13 September 2019, after being alerted to complaints from consumers about almost 20 websites linked to the Lifestyle Direct Group.When it comes to the business end of bakkie ownership the Navara is rated with a 1,086kg load capacity.The websites all prominently bore the word “loan” as part of their domain names –.

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