Reports

Disclosure of journalists’ source
 
Defamation - libel claim
 
Proposed Amendment in the Sports Law
 

(Journalism Law - Journalist Confidentiality)

Press law
 

A petition to compel the Football Association to enforce the regulations and instruct the clubs to publish financial statements to the public.

Licensing agreements - E-books and Publishers

Defendants' arguments in the summaries that they submitted to the court.

 

Disclosure of journalists’ source
 

Regarding Glatt-Berkowitz, the court asked both parties to meet for another attempt to reach a compromise.

Disclosure of journalists’ source
 
Civil litigation – stay of departure from the country
 

The judge accepted the argument of Haaretz and set that Bezeq interpretation of the prohibition, specified in the agreement, for the sale of shares without written permission of the other party, seems too broad and does not serve the purpose of the contract.

Commercial litigation - Shareholders Agreements
 

Graphoprint, the company that prints the newspaper "Israeli" sues 4 million NIS from "Israeli" newspaper's publisher, arguing that he didn’t paid several months for the printing.

 

Commercial litigation in the printing industry
 

Legal counsel of Basketball Association, Adv. Ronen Weinberg, send to member of the Presidency, Zvika Sharf, a warning letter demanding an apology and financial compensation for defamation issued by him.

Defamation - Representation of legal counsel of Basketball Association
 

Amichai Shai won a libel suit.

Defamation - compensation and publishing an apology in the press
 

Mayor of Ramat Hasharon and his son filed a lawsuit against the Leader of the Opposition in the city in the amount of NIS 100 thousand, due to advertisements about the Son gambling, at the casino.

 

The Supreme Court allowed to publish a statements of defense submitted in the libel suit filed by Nimrodi, chairman of Ma'ariv, and Avi-Yitzhak against the media.

Defamation - libel claim
 

Hapoel Tel Aviv came to a compromise agreement, within the framework of arbitration, with the Hungarian midfielder, Gabor Holmay, according to which  it will pay NIS 300,000 for past debts.

 

Landmark ruling stated: fans have a clear interest and the right to demand appropriate management of their sports team.

Recognition of the right of standing of a sports team’s fans in matters concerning the improper management of their team
 

Mayor of Ramat Hasharon and his son filed a lawsuit against the Leader of the Opposition in the city in the amount of NIS 100 thousand, due to advertisements about the Son gambling, at the casino.

 
Defamation - compensation and publishing an apology in the press
 
Commercial Litigation in the gas industry
 

The District Court held innovative legal rule, according to which it is possible to give stay order of exit from Israel even if the defendant was abroad at the time of application for an order was filed.

 

Lawyers received compensation because a legal treatment they gave in construction project was terminated in lack of good faith.

Lawyers representation - legal fees agreements
 
Disclosure of journalists’ source
 

The court dismissed the compensation claim filed by the attorney against Kara and Haaretz, claiming that they revealed her identity as a source of leak in the affair "Cyril Kern".

 

Disclosure of journalists’ source
 

Representatives of the publishers, that were present at the discussion dealt with the copyright law draft, declared that they are expressing a willingness to consider the possibility of giving rewards to the journalists in cases that their content will be marketed to more new media.

Copyright in the work of a salaried journalist belongs to his employer
 

Procedure is conducted in the Antitrust Tribunal in respect of applications filed by Yedioth Ahronoth, to approve restrictive arrangements with "Migdalor" and Schocken Group to distribute their local newspapers, next to Yediot Ahronoth newspaper on Friday, free to the newspaper subscriptions.

 

Antitrust
 

Denied the request for a class action against the newspaper "Yediot Ahronot", "Ma'ariv" and "Haaretz". The applicants convinced that there is an effective procedure to prevent the publication of such ads.

 

Press law - legality of ads and commercials
 

The National Labor Court ruled that the power to overturn an arbitration decision, is given only to the District Court.

Arbitration, labor law and partnerships
 

The District Court accepted an appeal of the determination of the tax administrator that stated the mole, to the appellant on the basis of a sample review that was made in his shop.

Tax Law -An appeal on tax moles
 

Schechter case set the judicial precedent that changed the method of calculation of construction costs, for the purpose of deductions from betterment tax in real estate.

Tax law – appreciation tax
 

The District Court accepted the argument that when all the shareholders agree about a certain decision, less weight should be accorded to the formal requirements of the law.

Company law – written resolution of shareholders
 

Website " Haaretz " had sent a letter warning to TLV MEDIA, a company who runs advertisements in the site, for activated in the site banners which included malware and restricted softwares.

Web-laws - Negligence of digital publishing supplier
 

The court accepted the argument that Polgat should not get permission to defend itself against Dov Pollack's claim, that's because Polgat did not bring any details of the amount it is seeking to offset from the claim.

Denial of a company’s application to defend itself against a claim of its director in summary procedure
 

The court dismissed two libel lawsuits filed against the mayor of Kfar Saba, Yehuda Ben Hamo, and his faction by his former deputy, Buki Tzis. In contrast, the Court accepted the claim of Ben Hamo and The faction members against Tzis, in a decision that was given by consent, under which, Tzis was required to publish an apology.

Defamation in Local authorities
 

Hapoel Tel Aviv came to a compromise agreement, within the framework of arbitration, with the Hungarian midfielder, Gabor Hulmaye, according to which  it will pay NIS 300,000 for past debts.

Sport- Arbitration proceedings of the Supreme Tribunal of the Israel Football Association
 

Gabor Hulmaye is about to file a claim next week, to arbitration institution in the amount of NIS 360K against Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Sport- Arbitration proceedings of the Supreme Tribunal of the Israel Football Association
 

Gabor Hulmaye Arbitration encouraged seven players of Hapoel Tel Aviv to file claims and try to collect the club's debts.

Sport- Arbitration proceedings of the Supreme Tribunal of the Israel Football Association
 

The court accepted the request of the fans and required the association, that manages the group, to reveal the original documents of Rights Acquisition Agreement of 1996, and also all the changes that were made among members of the association since the acquisition.

Sport- Arbitration proceedings of the Supreme Tribunal of the Israel Football Association
 
Sport- Arbitration proceedings of the Supreme Tribunal of the Israel Football Association
 

The arbitrator on behalf of the football association, set compensation to Shlomo Scharf, who was dismissed from his position as coach at the beginning of a season.

Sport- Arbitration proceedings of the Supreme Tribunal of the Israel Football Association
 

Settlement agreement which was dismissed a libel suit in the amount of NIS 5 million, which Ma'ariv Group filed against Schocken Group.

The press and the media
 

According to a new draft law, the sports teams will have to submit a financial report and include a number of selected fans to participate in the team's management.

Proposed Amendment in the Sports Law
 

Publishers argue that the press law's draft imposes extensive disclosure requirements only in the printed media, and for broadcast and internet media, there is no similar disclosure obligation. Therefore, this obligation is clearly inequitable.

The Press Law Draft
 

Amos Schocken, the owner and publisher of the newspaper "Haaretz", selling its stake in the group Walla web portal (32.58%) to Sky Foundation.

Sale of holdings in public firm
 

Speech by Haaretz publisher, Amos Schocken, at an event marking the sale of 25% stake in the group to the German company, DuMont Schauberg Group.

Purchase of shares transaction
 

Denied Ofman and Meyerowitz's request to cancel the determination of the arbitrator which requires them to pay to Saad Rasooly and Yitzhak Bardarian about NIS 3.3 million.

 

Commercial litigation in the printing industry
 

The court rejected the request of Bezeq International to order a temporary injunction to prevent from Haaretz to conduct negotiation about the sale of its holdings in Walla.

Injunctions
 

Tenants appealed the District Court's decision to give the contracting company "Mitzar" the right of first refusal to prevent another contractor's participation in the project. The Supreme Court accepted the appeal.

Clearing and construction project - receipt of a petition in the Supreme Court
 

The Supreme Court overturned the District Court's decision and ruled that the trustee, in creditors arrangement of the contractor, shall have no right of first refusal for any transaction of the tenants, with another contractor

Clearing and construction project - receipt of a petition in the Supreme Court
 

Using another's trademark on social networks, may be an infringement of the trademark.

Intellectual property - Use of trademarks in sports and social networking
 

The plaintiff, a former Israeli businessman, argues that Williger misled him and caused him to purchase securities of the company "Willi-Food" at a high price.

Claim in respect of deception on the purchase of securities
 

The judge accepted the argument of the Haaretz that there is no legal obligation to reduce the price to the consumer due to the VAT reduction. Additionally, in the agreement to purchase a subscription to the newspaper, there is an express provision relating to the right of the newspaper to change the subscription price.

Class actions - denial of an application for approval of a class action
 

The judge allowed the publication of additional information, from the investigation of the suspicions against the former judge, Dan Cohen. The judge agreed to publish the main suspicion at the request of TheMarker.

 

 

The gag order has been removed at the request of TheMarker, who argued that the gag prevents vital information from the public, and it is not possible that serious suspicions investigated of this kind, are not known to the public.

Publication prohibitions
 

Some of the details of the investigation against Orient-House's  attorney , Adv. Jawad Bolus, and a senior police officer, Sergeant Major Joseph Ohayon, was released for publication at the request of the newspaper "Kol Hair".

Publication prohibitions
 

MK Hirschzon asked the court to prevent the publication of an article in the magazine TheMarker or the response he gave to the reporter of the article. The court ruled that the article will be published and will include his response.

Publication prohibitions
 

The court accepted the request of "Haaretz" to publish the name of Zohar Cohen from Haifa, the suspect of harassing a young woman for three years.

Publication prohibitions
 

The court dismissed a libel suit against Schocken Group, which it is alleged that publication of an article called "Pirates of the oaks" near the exposure of their names at "Hadashot 2" bordered on defamation. The court ruled that Schocken Group and its people did not violate the provisions of the Defamation Act and the publication they did fill the legal and moral obligation towards the public.

 

Defamation - libel claim
 

"Haaretz" petitioning the High Court against the Minister of the Interior's decision to remove "Haaretz" from the list of the three widespread newspapers that published ads on planning and construction. It is argued that the Minister's decision is unlawful, was given in excess of authority, and is extremely unreasonable.

Press law
 

Many utilize the application of "Secret" to defame and embarrass others. Lawyers explain the options for prosecution of the application victims.

Privacy & Defamation
 

During the arbitration is determined that the player, Kenny Saif may join to the Belgian Gent, for a million shekel deposit in trust, pending a final decision of the arbitrator.

Sport law
 

The issue of harmful publications at non-supervised arenas of social media.

Privacy & Defamation
 

The court ruled that there is a duty of care between a journalist and his source but in this concrete case, the journalist and the newspaper did not violate that duty.

Confidentiality of Journalist-Source
 

According to the Supreme Court ruling, Haaretz and Kra did not negligent toward Glatt Berkowitz, and there is no causal link between the way the materials were published and her exposure as a source of leak.

Confidentiality of Journalist-Source
 

According to the Supreme Court ruling, Haaretz and Kra did not negligent toward Glatt Berkowitz, and there is no causal link between the way the materials were published and her exposure as a source of leak.

Confidentiality of Journalist-Source
 

Extract determinations of the ruling that dismissed the appeal of Glatt Berkovich against Haaretz.

 

Confidentiality of Journalist-Source
 

The Supreme Court unanimously rejected the appeal filed by Liora Glatt-Berkowitz against the former reporter of "Haaretz ", Baruch Kra.

Confidentiality of Journalist-Source
 

The importance of the judgment that rejected the claim of Glatt Berkovich against Haaretz, is the recognition of the judges of the importance of investigative journalism

Confidentiality of Journalist-Source
 
 
 
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