Class actions—Israel—Q&A guide [Archived]
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  • Class actions—Israel—Q&A guide [Archived]
  • 1. Outline the organisation of your court system as it relates to collective or representative actions (class actions). In which courts may class actions be brought?
  • 2. How common are class actions in your jurisdiction? What has been the recent attitude of lawmakers and the judiciary to class actions?
  • 3. What is the legal basis for class actions? Is it derived from statute or case law?
  • 4. What types of claims may be filed as class actions?
  • 5. What relief may be sought in class proceedings?
  • 6. How is a class action initiated? What is the limitation period for bringing a class action? Can the time limit for bringing a class action be paused? How long do class actions typically take from filing to a final decision?
  • 7. What are the standing requirements for a class action?
  • 8. Do members of a class have to opt in or opt out of the action? Are class members notified that an action has been commenced on their behalf and, if so, how?
  • 9. What are the requirements for a case to be filed as a class action?
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Class actions—Israel—Q&A guide [Archived]

ARCHIVED:  This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to class actions in Israel published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: September 2020).

Authors: Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co—Hadas Bekel; Naama Ehrlich; Ran Sprinzak; Tomer Weissman

1. Outline the organisation of your court system as it relates to collective or representative actions (class actions). In which courts may class actions be brought?

Class action claims and motions to certify a personal claim as a class action are brought before the regular civil courts (apart from certain exceptions, such as claims based on labour laws or related to securities or filed against public authorities). The jurisdiction of the court is determined according to the general rules of subject-matter and territorial jurisdiction. In class actions seeking monetary compensation, jurisdiction is acquired according to the total amount claimed on behalf of all class members (article 5(B) of the Class Actions Law 2006 (the CA Law)). The lower legal instance in Israel, the magistrates court, acquires jurisdiction when the amount claimed is less than 2.5 million Israeli shekels. When the amount claimed is above 2.5 million Israeli shekels, jurisdiction is acquired by the district courts (articles 51(A)(2) and 40(1) of the Courts Law (Consolidated Text) 1984).

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