Crime & Court

Civil Court To Deliver SODELPA Decision

He filed a civil action against SODELPA and its general secretary Emele Sima Duituturaga and party president Ratu Epenisa Cakobau.
10 Mar 2021 12:03
Civil Court To Deliver SODELPA Decision

The Civil High Court in Suva will deliver its ruling on notice in the lawsuit of Joni Rayawa against SODELPA and two of its executive members.

Rayawa is a businessman and a financial member of SODELPA.

He filed a civil action against SODELPA and its general secretary Emele Sima Duituturaga and party president Ratu Epenisa Cakobau.

The case was called at the Civil High Court in Suva before Justice Brito Mutunayagam yesterday for hearing on the defendant’s strike out application.

SODELPA and its executive members’ lawyer, Romanu Vananalagi filed the summons to have the matter struck out on the grounds that the lawsuit disclosed no reasonable cause of action, that it was scandalous, frivolous or vexatious and it otherwise was an abuse of the process of the court.

Rayawa’s counsels Simione Drole and Kalisito Maisamoa argued that the strike out application did not have any affidavit in support to show the evidence of the originating summons being vexatious.

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