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News

June 2021:

According to an approved settlement agreement, Cellcom, a leading mobile carrier, will compensate its clients for charging them with a fee for transcripts detailing their activity, after providing such transcripts at no charge.

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May 2021:

Patients who were charged with excessive interest for ER visit fee debt will receive compensation from the Ministry of Health, according to a settlement agreement that was approved.

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April 2021:

Application to certify a class action was filed against the social network Facebook, for violation of users` right to privacy by using the users details in order to promote commercial ads, without receiving an informed consent.

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A class action against Bank Mizrachi Tefahot was upheld. The plaintiff contented that the bank charged a fee for sending a first notice of overdue payments or overdraft, a charge which breaches the Bank`s tariff.

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The district court certified a class action against against Bank Hapoalim, for charging an excessive fee for currency transfer and redemption of securities services in a direct channel.

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March 2021:

Bank Mizrachi Tefahot will change the debt balance of thousands of clients, as recorded in the Execution Office files, and will compensate the clients, according to a settlement agreement approved by the district court.

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February 2021:

Application to certify a class action was filed against Bezeq, the largest communications company in Israel, on behalf of residents of the village Hussniyya, for breaching the obligation to provide nationwide internet coverage.

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In a precedential decision, the district court held that it is possible to file a class action seeking compensation for morbidity which was caused by mass exposure to pollution. It was further held that the public interest requires a discussion regarding the liability of entities who emit pollutants, to excess morbidity, and that if such liability will be imposed, the class members should be compensated.

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November 2020:

Application to certify a class action was filed, on behalf of importers, exporters and international forwarders, against three shipping companies, for charging of unjustified port congestion fees.

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September 2020:

Discount Bank will compensate student account holders with 95% of excessive fees charged which they were charged, according to a settlement agreement which was approved.

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Application to certify a class action was filed, against the worldwide corporations Robert Bosch, NGK Spark Plug Co. and Denso Corporation, for conspiracy to price fixing and rig bids of spark plugs for automobiles.

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August 2020:

The district court certified a class action against iConGroup, the official distributor of Apple products in Israel, and the marketing network iDigital, for breaching their obligation to provide replacement parts for iPad and iPod devices.

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Bank Leumi will compensate clients who deposited foreign currency, which was converted to NIS without the clients` request, according to a settlement agreement which was approved.

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June 2020:

Clients of the mobile carriers Pelephone, Cellcom and Partner will receive compensation after being charged with Value Added Tax for services rendered to them while they were outside of Israel, according to a settlement agreement which is pending approval.

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