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Sector Afikim Ltd. v. Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.

unlawful charge of congestion fees in ports

Application to certify a class action, filed in November 2020 on behalf of importers, exporters and international forwarders. According to the Application, three shipping companies charged congestion fees, due to expenses they allegedly incurred as a result of an overcrowding in the ports of Ashdod and Haifa, without this actually occurring. The shipping companies are required to repay the overcharged fees.


Status: Application to certify the class action is pending.


Documents: Application to Certify the Class Action.

Hatzlacha the Consumers' Movement for the Promotion of a Fair Society and Economy v. Allalouf & Co. Shipping

unlawful charging of service fees by shipping agents

Application to certify a class action, filed in January 2016 by Hatzlacha, on behalf of importers and exporters. The application is addressed against 15 shipping agents, which in consideration for their services, charge commissions in amounts that exceed the maximum amounts prescribed by the Ports Regulations. The applicant demands that the shipping agents return the overcharged commissions, and charge commissions only within the maximum rates and amounts as permitted in the regulations.


In September 2019 the application was dismissed. The applicant appealed the decision.


Our office represented the applicant, together with the late Arnon Rotbard. In the appeal proceedings, we represent the applicant together with Professor Alon Klement.


Status: Appeal on the dismissal decision is pending.


Documents:  Application to Certify the Class ActionNotice of Appeal.

Alshalom v. Adam Milo

violation of the right to privacy by a human resources company

Application to certify a class action against a human resources company, on behalf of persons who underwent tests as candidates for employment. The application was filed in March 2012. The applicant claimed that private information was commercialized by the company, and other legal requirements relating to protection of private information were not upheld. The parties reached a settlement, according to which the company will change its course of action and return certain amounts it collected for personal follow-up interviews. In June 2016 the settlement was approved.


The case was led by Jacob Aviad of Aviad, Seren & Co.


Status: The Settlement was approved.

Documents: Application to Certify the Class Action, Settlement Agreement , Award Approving the Settlement.

Shmul's Heirs v. Clalit Health Services

illegal experiments on elderly patients

Application to certify a class action with regard to experiments conducted on patients. The application was filed in December 2010. The applicants claim that in two hospitals managed by Clalit Health Services, experiments were unlawfully conducted on elderly patients. No prior consent was granted by the patients and the experiments were not approved as required by law. The case is led by Jacob Aviad of Aviad, Seren & Co.


In December 2018 the case was dismissed. The applicants appealed the decision.


Status:  Appeal on the dismissal decision is pending.

Documents: Application to Certify the Class ActionJudgement Dissmissing the ApplicationNotice of Appeal.

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