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Class Action

Limor Pupik vs. the gas companies

The lawsuit was filed following an indictment filed against the gas companies and their managers, according to which between the years 1994-2003 there were restrictive arrangements between the gas companies themselves and between the gas companies and local gas agencies.

R-On Investments vs. The First International Bank

In the application is claimed that the bank overcharged the customers who took foreign currency loans on the basis of “LIBOR” interest. Overcharge was made because the bank has rounded up the LIBOR rate to the nearest 1/8 percent without informing customers about it. As a result, the Bank returned to those customers a total of approximately NIS 13.5 million.

Avi Hirchson vs. Ministry of Transportation

The application was filed on behalf of car dealers who purchased vehicles for commercial purposes, deposited their license with the Licensing Office for a period exceeding one month, but did not receive a pro rata refund of the annual licensing fee for the exempt period, as set forth in the Traffic Regulations.

Sarah Israeli vs. Maccabi

The lawsuit claims that the Maccabi Health Fund charged the plaintiff a deductible in higher amounts than stipulated by law, for the purchase of medicaments at Maccabi pharmacies. As a result of the settlement agreement, Maccabi paid the group members (as well as an additional amount donated by it to the fund for the purchase of medicines for serious diseases that are not in the medicine basket) a total of approximately NIS 6.4 million.

Poleg Beach

Seashore beaches in Israel belong to the public and access to them should be free of charge (except for certain beaches where payment is allowed). At Poleg Beach in Netanya, a checkpoint was set up a large distance from the beach so that anyone who wanted to reach the beach by car was obliged to use the parking lot for a fee. The lawsuit claims that in this way the municipality is actually forcing the seashore visitors to pay for parking with no other reasonable alternative. The lawsuit ended in a settlement whereby the municipality agreed to allow alternative parking close to the sea – and for free.

Gamliel vs. Ministry of Transportation

The plaintiff imported a personal import vehicle that did not have a parallel model. The vehicle was classified in group 7, when in practice, according to the calculation in the regulations, it should have been classified in licensing group 2. This means a difference of thousands of NIS in the licensing fee. As a result of this compromise agreement, the Ministry of Transportation returned to the group members a total of approximately NIS 7.5 million.