Immediate Report - Approval of petitioner’s withdrawal from a class action previously filed against D.B.S.
Approval of petitioner’s withdrawal from a class action previously filed against D.B.S.
Tel Aviv, Israel – December 7, 2019 – Bezeq The Israel Telecommunication Corp., Ltd. (TASE: BEZQ) provides an update today further to its previous report from April 9, 2016, and section 5.17.1(E) of the Chapter on the Description of the Company's Business in the Company's 2018 Periodic Report regarding a claim and class action certification motion filed against DBS Satellite Services (1998) Ltd. (“yes”), with the Tel Aviv District Court.
A judgment was rendered by the Court approving the petitioner’s withdrawal from the proceeding and dismissed any further personal claims, as were filed under such proceedings.
In the Original claim, as was filed (and dismissed), and according to the petitioners, the term included in yes’s contract with its customers, whereby the possibility of “freezing” a subscription for a limited time period and avoiding payment of subscription fees for such minimum period (hereinafter, the “Condition”) was a discriminatory and unreasonable term in a standard contract. The plaintiffs further asserted that yes enables a subscription to be “frozen” for a shorter period for customers who contact it in this regard via telephone - a fact which amounts to consumer deception and bad faith conduct.
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.