Immediate Report - Motion to approve class action
Motion to approve class action
Tel Aviv, Israel – October 28, 2019 – Bezeq The Israel Telecommunication Corp., Ltd. (TASE: BEZQ), announced today that the Company received a motion to approve a claim as a class action filed on October 10, 2019 against the Company and against another respondent in the Haifa District Court.
In the motion it is alleged that the Company violates the provisions of section 13B of the Consumer Protection Law, 1981 (the “Consumer Protection Act”) by failing to specify in the invoice or payment notice sent to the consumer the fixed payment components for “telephone line” and their amounts. Accordingly, it is alleged that the Company is prevented from collecting the fixed payment and must return it to the customers who paid it.
The definition of the group in whose name the class action is being made is the entire customer base of the Company that has been charged a fixed fee, without specifying the fixed payment components and their amounts in the invoice or payment notice sent to them.
The personal damages claimed are NIS 490 (a fixed payment of NIS 35 per month multiplied by 14 months, starting from the date of amendment of the Consumer Protection Law stipulated in the above provision), where the total amount of the class action claim is stated to exceed NIS 2.5 million (the lower limit of jurisdiction of the court to which the motion was filed).
The Company is studying the motion 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.