Gornitzky represented foreign officers of a U.S. public company in two separate claims that were personally filed against them in the Regional Labor Court.
At the end of a long proceeding in which leave was requested to make service outside the jurisdiction for the officers and which also included cross examinations and the filing of summations, the Regional Labor Court denied the motions for the granting of leave of service, and it accepted the officers’ position. Their position was that given the absence of any employer-employee relationship, no claim could be filed against them in the Labor Court, and most certainly not based on causes of action from the field of tort and corporate laws. The Court ordered the Plaintiffs to pay the legal costs and the attorneys’ fees.
The officers were represented by the partner, Noam Ronen, together with associate Daniel Barlev.