Immediate Report - Application to approve class action
Application to Approve Class Action
Tel Aviv, Israel – May 24, 2020– Bezeq The Israel Telecommunication Corp., Ltd. (TASE: BEZQ), announces that the Company received an application to approve a claim as a class action filed against the Company on May 5, 2020 in the Tel-Aviv District Court.
In the application it is claimed that the Company misled customers who joined the B144 service for businesses on the Internet (advertising for businesses on the Internet using the B144 website) (“the Service”) to think that the cost of the Service depended upon actual use up to the charge ceiling, whereas in fact it charged its customers the ceiling amount even if in practice less use was made. Accordingly it was requested to include in the definition of the group of claimants, in whose name the class action would be made, all the customers and/or subscribers of the Company who registered to join the various types of service packages from the date of commencement of marketing the Service by the Company and that were charged by the Company the said excessive amounts.
According to what is noted in the application, the amount of the claim is “NIS 27,537 per applicant and any future amount that will be formulated for all members of the group.” Next to this it is noted in handwriting “NIS 908,721,000”, however in neither the application nor the statement of claim is there an explanation or calculation in respect of this amount apart from the note in the body of the application that “we are talking of thousands or tens of thousands of consumers”. In addition, in a general manner, non-financial damage is claimed.
The Company is studying the application and at this point is unable to assess its chances.
The above information constitutes a translation of the Immediate Report published by the Company. The Hebrew version was submitted by the Company to the relevant authorities pursuant to Israeli law, and represents the binding version and the only one having legal effect. This translation was prepared for convenience purposes only.