Tort

  • We advise claimants and defendants on major tort claims, ranging from individual to class action claims, relating to areas such as professional negligence, product liability, defective products, as well as large general negligence claims for economic loss arising from the defective performance of equipment, construction works and project facilities.

     

    Our clients include the full range of international and local professional firms, civil engineers, construction companies, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and their insurers on all aspects of tort claims, in particular those that may have an adverse reputational and financial impact on the client.

     

    With Israel's leading team of litigators, we offer pragmatic and focused solutions tailored to meet the needs of our clients and the claims they face. We have a wealth of expertise resolving claims through negotiation, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and, if required, by way of court proceedings before the entire range of Israeli courts and tribunals.

    • Representing Maccabi Health Services in a multitude of claims in the following general areas: claims filed against Maccabi by its members regarding coverage of various medical procedures and medications; class actions filed against it in tort; proceedings between it and medical professionals accused of medical negligence 
    • Defending a major Israeli bank against an NIS 26 million claim commenced by foreign customers for negligence and breach of the bank's duty of care in the handling of their accounts
    • Representing the Israeli affiliate of one of the "big 4" international accounting firms in a professional negligence suit brought by a bank; the claim was dismissed by the court in favour of the accounting firm accompanied by a significant award of costs in the client's favour
    • Representing HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG Insurance Company (a subsidiary of the HDI-Gerling Property & Casualty Insurance Group, one of Europe's largest insurance companies, specialising in industrial insurance) (HDI) and its policyholders in a series of tort claims concerning claims of personal injury and damage to property
    • Representing Closure Systems International Espana S.L.U, one of the world's largest manufacturers of bottle caps, in a personal injury suit filed against several entities following the explosion of a bottle of fizzy drink during its opening
    • Representing HDI and a company insured by it engaged in the development of pharmaceuticals in out-of-court negotiations relating to a tortious event which occurred during a clinical trial of a pharmaceutical product
    • Representing Maccabi Health Services in arbitration proceedings instituted against it and a gynaecologist formerly employed by Maccabi, whose employment had terminated following complaints, including a claim for damages in excess of NIS 60 million (approximately US$ 15 million)
    • Representing Lime & Stone Production Co. in an NIS 40 million (approximately US$ 10 million) motion to approve a class action relating to noise and dust nuisance as well as health and property damages, filed on behalf of the residents of Turan, located near one of Lime & Stone Production's quarries
    • Representing DAN Europe Insurance Brokers Ltd., an international insurance company specialising in recreational diving, in a series of suits filed against it or its insured regarding diving accidents
    • Representing Isolcell S.p.A, an Italian manufacturer of devices that absorb gases used in refrigeration creating a controlled atmospheric environment, and its insurance company in connection with a claim filed against it arising from defective machinery; The proceedings included three consolidated actions involving product liability
    • Representing Momjian, a jewellery manufacturer, in a negligence suit against a customs broker, Orian, relating to damages and financial losses incurred by Momjian due to negligent errors made by Orian in the framework of brokerage services provided to Momjian
    • Representing the Dutch theme park company Walibi Holland and its insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG concerning a claim by the family of a child injured at the park