New Judge Sets Date For Hearing Sudhir Vs Sebalu & Lule Advocates Case

Sudhir and Rajiv Ruparelia interacting with their lawyer Sudhir and Rajiv Ruparelia interacting with their lawyer

Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia attempts to stop Sebalu and Lule Advocates from representing dfcu Bank got a new lease of life when Justice Paul Gadenya set April 3 as the hearing date for the highly conflicted date.

Justice Gadenya was recently assigned to handle the case after two judges, David Wangutusi (the head of the Commercial Court) and his deputy, Elizabeth Jane Alividza declined to hear it.

The case resulting into the contestation involves Sudhir Ruparelia’s Crane Management Services suing dfcu Bank over rent arrears of Shs2.9b and $385,728.54 for premises formerly occupied by the defunct Crane Bank.

In the matter, dfcu Bank was represented by Sebalu and Lule Advocates something that the businessman contested because the law firm once worked for him making them conflicted.

Ruparelia claims the law firm is “guilty” of conflict of interest and should not represent dfcu Bank which he sued through Crane Management Services, one of his business entities over rent arrears wrangles.

Justice Gadenya, who met the two parties to agree on housekeeping issues. “I want us to agree on the hearing schedules and any witnesses to be cross-examined, if any. That is the focus of our meeting,” he said.

Daily Monitor reported that each side through its lawyers, told Justice Gadenya that they do not intend to cross-examine any witnesses and that they are ready to argue their respective cases.

Justice Gadenya then directed that each side will spend 30 minutes arguing their respective cases on April 3.

Last modified onSaturday, 23 March 2019 23:11

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