Afik News 259 20.06.2018

Afik News 259 20.06.2018


Legislative Updates

May 27, 2018

Forced sale of minority share in a company is not an exclusive remedy in case of oppression of minority

Minority shareholders in a family corporation contended oppression for the minority, after receiving their shares by inheritance from their father and after they were (for years) not active in the company's management. The shareholders demanded that the majority purchase their share in the company...

June 1, 2018

A shareholder in a group of companies will not be liable for debts to employees of a group company in which it holds no shares

An employee who worked in a studio contended that she did not receive her rights and demanded payment from a teacher in the studio, who she contended to be the driving force behind the group of companies that alternatively operate the studio, and is a major shareholder in the group...

May 31, 2018

Users of an international free website can file claims in Israel, even if the website includes a foreign jurisdiction clause

A class action lawsuit was filed against Facebook claiming that it reads private messages and uses them commercially. The claim was filed in Israel despite the fact that the Terms of Use on Facebook's website determine that any dispute will be conducted in California and under the laws of the State of California...

June 5, 2018

Product assembly instructions provided through drawing and illustrations are preferable to verbal instructions

A class action was filed against IKEA contending that it does not comply with the duty under Israeli law to supply Hebrew assembly instructions as their assembly instructions are based on illustrations and drawings only...

May 6, 2018

Under certain circumstances ownership of chattels passes regardless of its illegal removal a property right from original owner

A car was sold against receipt of a bankers check.  Only after an attempt to deposit the check did the sellers that the check was not a bankers check but an ordinary check and it was rejected by the bank, but in the meanwhile the car was sold to a third party...

May 24, 2018

A partial expropriation that did not increase the value of the remainder of the land may entitle compensation

A plan for the development of an area near Carmiel was published and included pavement of a road. The road was planned to pass through some land plots and therefore partial expropriation of such plots was required...