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| Nimrod Saville
January 15th, 2018

Gornitzky represents the Phoenix in a motion to approve a class action filed against it.

Gornitzky represented the Phoenix Insurance Company in a motion to approve a class action filed against it, claiming that comprehensive insurance fees are being over-collected due to the fact that a vehicle's value calculated at the time of purchasing the insurance is higher than its value in practice.

The court dismissed the motion to approve the class action and accepted the arguments brought forward by the Phoenix. The company stated that according to the provisions provided by the Commissioner of Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings, it is not obligatory for insurance fees to be affected by the particular variables of a given vehicle, yet these may affect insurance compensation, subject to full disclosure before the insured. In addition, the company's arguments regarding the manner in which insurance fees and compensation are calculated were also accepted by the court.

 

The Phoenix was represented by Noam Ronen (Partner) and Nimrod Saville (Associate).

October 29th, 2017

Gornitzky represented Sapphire D.N. Retail Ltd. in a class-action filed against a number of supermarket chain stores.

Gornitzky represented Sapphire D.N. Retail Ltd. in a motion to approve a class action filed against it (along with Shufersal, Rami Levy and Co-op), in which it was claimed that the respondents breached legal provisions once they made deliveries to customers in vehicles that do not include proper means of refrigeration. Following the court's acceptance of the Ministry of Health's standpoint, the sides agreed that the court shall first decide on the legal matter as to whether or not the laws presented in the motion state that the delivery of goods using refrigerated trucks is mandatory.

 

The court accepted the respondents' position and ruled that the laws to which the plaintiff made reference to are irrelevant since they have to do with the delivery system to the retail branch, not from the retailer to the consumer. Furthermore, the court accepted Gornitzky's position that the Ministry of Health admitted that as of yet there is no regulation regarding the delivery of goods from the retailer to the consumer and that the Ministry was currently pursuing the matter.

 

Sapphire D.N. Retail Ltd. was represented by Noam Ronen (Partner) and Nimrod Saville (Associate).

June 20th, 2016

Gornitzky represents Benefit (a part of the Phoenix group) in a successful dismissal of a labour law class action suit

Gornitzky represented Benefit  (a part of the Phoenix group) in a successful dismissal of a labour law class action suit with respect to allegations regarding negligent advice given by Benefit to retired employees of Discount Bank.

The court dismissed the claim against Benefit, giving a summary judgment accepting all of Benefit's claims regarding, inter alia, the lack of subject matter jurisdiction, the prima-facie evidence that there was no negligent advise, as well as the argument that the claim was barred under the statute of limitations.

 

Benefit was represented by Noam Ronen (Partner) and Nimrod Saville 

December 23rd, 2014

Gornitzky represents Osem (of the Nestle group) in the successful and precedential dismissal of a consumer class action suit after a motion to allow the class action was previously granted.

Gornitzky represented Osem Investments Ltd. (TASE: OSEM, a part of the Nestle group) in the rare and successful dismissal of a consumer class action suit with respect to alleged mislabeling of cereal boxes against the company and Unilever,  after a motion to allow the class action was previously granted by the same judge.

 

Osem Investments Ltd. was represented by Noam Ronen (Partner) and Nimrod Saville.

 

For more information on our class actions practice, visit here.

November 2nd, 2017

Gornitzky represents May A.B. Nadlan Ltd. and additional companies from Migdal Group in legal proceedings against the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC).

Gornitzky represented May A.B. Nadlan Ltd. and additional companies from Migdal Group in legal proceedings against the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), before the Central District Court, in a motion to grant provisional relief, along with a financial claim worth millions of NIS.

 

Within the framework of the proceedings, the Court was asked to order the IEC to connect electricity to an office building, owned by the plaintiffs, and to issue a mandatory injunction against the IEC, obligating it to compensate the plaintiffs for financial damage due to the non-connection of electricity to the building and the IEC's defaults.

 

The companies were represented by Orly Tenennbaum (Partner) and Nimrod Saville (Associate).

November 9th, 2016

Gornitzky successfully represented Fattal Hotels in a motion to dismiss the objection to register a trademark, brought before the Deputy Patent Registrar.

Gornitzky successfully represented Fattal Hotels in a motion to dismiss the objection to register a trademark, brought before the Deputy Patent Registrar, as well as in the appeal against the decision to dismiss, held before the Tel Aviv District Court.


Within the framework of the objection to register the trademark, filed by a trademark owner registered in the Trademarks Database, it was claimed, among others, that Fattal's motion to register the trademark should be denied, in light of the existing concern for the mistaking of Fattal's requested trademark with that of the opposing party.


In the court ruling, issued in April 2016, the Deputy Patent Registrar ordered the full dismissal of the objection, whilst accepting Fattal's arguments with respect to lack of absence of concern over any misleading and while imposing expenses of the procedure on the opposing party.


An appeal against said court ruling, filed before the Tel Aviv District Court by the opposing party, was denied as well, following the opposing party's withdrawal of the appeal, as suggested by the Court.

 

Fattal Hotels were represented by Nimrod Saville and Karin Shani.

March 2nd, 2016

Gornitzky represents Osem Investments Ltd. (a part of the Nestle group) in a successful dismissal of a consumer class action suit with respect to alleged mislabeling of food products.

Gornitzky represented Osem Investments Ltd. (TASE: OSEM, a part of the Nestle group) in a successful dismissal of a consumer class action suit with respect to alleged mislabeling of food products and alleged misleading of consumers in certain provisions of regulation instruction no.1145 (labeling of packaged food), with regard to marking products using outer wrapping that hid part of the list of ingredients.

 

Osem Investments Ltd. was represented by Adv. Noam Ronen (Partner) and Adv. Nimrod Saville

July 1st, 2013

Recently, Gornitzky & Co. welcomed a new partner to its ranks, Mr. Avner Finkelshtein. Also to join the firm, are nine new associates.

Recently, Gornitzky & Co. welcomed a new partner to its ranks, Avner Finkelshtein. Also to join the firm, are nine new associates.

 

Mr. Finkelshtein joined the firm as an associate in 2011, after serving as Deputy Director and legal counsel of the Investigations Department at the Israel Antitrust Authority. He specializes in a wide variety of competition law matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, criminal cartel investigations, joint ventures, abuse of dominance, distribution and pricing practices and other legislations governing foreign investments in Israel.

Gornitzky & Co. has also welcomed nine new associates to its ranks, including Sagit Amit-Evan,  Avi Meer, Danna Parnes, Gilad Rosen (CPA) and Nurit Lifshitz. Also to join the firm - Liron Gilor, Nimrod Saville, Moran Shanni and Eyal Rivner, who have recently completed their legal clerkship.