Published on Feb 19, 2013
Michael Tellinger faced Standard Bank in the Supreme Court of Johannesburg on the 13th Feb 2013. This was in response to Michael’s Summons against the bank which includes 5 counts of fraud and more. The bank was represented by a gallery of 5 lawyers, the top litigating lawyer from Norton Rose, and one of the most senior advocates in South Africa — Shem Symon. Standard Bank were trying their best to have the case thrown out based on a list of exceptions they drew to the Summons — the exceptions were that the allegations were “vague and embarrassing”. Because of the fact that Michael Tellinger represented himself as a “layperson” he was given lenience by the judge who refused the bank’s request to have the matter thrown out — but instead, gave Michael 30 days to submit a new Summons.
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