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Is the Insurer Exempt from Liability for a Car Accident towards a Third Party, where the Insured was Drunk?

On 15th October 2018, the Israeli Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of the Hachshara Insurance Company (hereinafter: “Hachshara” and/or “the Insurer”) and declined its allegation that it should be exempt from liability towards a third party when the Insured drove the vehicle under the influence of alcohol (Leave to Appeal 2843/18, Hachshara v. Israel Polikov

By |January 6th, 2019|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Denial of a Liquidator’s claim based on a Claims Made Policy that was acquired 20 years ago

Adv. Nitzan Shmueli, liquidator of Shem Tov Ltd. (in liquidation) (hereinafter: the Company) v. Menorah Insurance Co. Ltd (hereinafter: Menorah). In July 2018, the District Court of Jerusalem dismissed a Liquidator Claim against Menorah, based on a Claims Made Policy that was issued 20 years ago and expired 16 years ago. Background: The Liquidator of

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Liquidators/Special Managers Claim Against D&O Insurers

In 1991 an amendment to the Israeli Companies Act was enacted, which allowed companies to insure their D&Os. In 1993 less than 15 claims were notified to Insurers under the D&Os' liability policies. In 2017 there were about 520 D&O claims in Israel notified under D&O policies, out of which app. 5% were liquidators/ special

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: D&O|Tags: |

The Duty to Notify a Cyber Breach in Israel

The connection between the legal duty to report a cyber-breach and the exposure to liability claims arising from a cyber-attack has already become common knowledge. In the past year, several developments occurred in the Israeli law increasing the duty to notify a cyber-breach, and thus the exposure to liability claims.   Until May 2018, the

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: D&O|Tags: |

How will a Fraudulent Claim by the Insured affect the Third Party’s Right for Insurance Benefits?

In RCA 1219/18 Shay Peretz v. (1) Shlomo Insurance Company (2) Ron Zohar (18 June 2018), the Supreme Court dealt with the issue of whether Article 25 of the Insurance Contract Law, 1981 which discharges the Insurer in case the Insured or the beneficiary submitted a fraudulent claim, applies also to the third party's direct

By |August 6th, 2018|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

High Rise Buildings – Need For Mandatory Insurance

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Extra Contractual Damages due to Unjustified Declination of Insurance Claim

Dror Zamir Adv. & Hadas Adler, Adv. C.C 3168/09 The Third Step Ltd. v. the Israel Phoenix Insurance Co. Ltd General Background Plaintiff is a company engaged in the business of import and marketing of women's footwear. In December 2006 a fire broke out in Plaintiff's rented storeroom and totally destroyed it and its contents.

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Failure by Insured to Implement Measures for Mitigation of Risk – Dismissal of Insurance Claim

Peggy Sharon, Adv. & Alon Katz, Adv. Introduction: Prior the Insurance Contract Law (1981) (also: "the law") failure to take protective measures could lead to a complete loss of benefits. Since then, most court rulings have applied Article 21 of the law, which provides that if the insured fails to take measures for mitigation of

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Israel published a new directive ….

Israel published a new directive draft designed to ensure quick and fair claim settlements of long term care insurances  Tammy Greenberg, Adv. & Guy Shmueli During the last few years the Israeli media published many stories of Insureds who purchased Long Term Care policies and who became involved in a lengthy and complex process when trying

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Is a Flooding of Groundwater a Foreseen Event in a Construction Policy?

C.A 8776/15 Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd v. Malibu Construction Company (December 2017). Background In 2006, the Malibu Construction Company (hereinafter - "the contractor") won a tender for the construction of an underground passage under the railway tracks in Akko.  Attached to the tender there was a professional opinion of a soil engineer stating that groundwater

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

NON-ADMITTED INSURER

SUBROGATION CLAIM ONLY IN THE NAME OF THE INSURED  Peggy Sharon, Adv.   On 23 January 2017 the Supreme Court dealt with the question of whether a non-admitted insurer is entitled to file a subrogation claim in Israel in its own name and answered the question in the negative (C.A. 8044/15). The Court upheld the

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Interpretation of “Cancelled Flight” according to the Aviation Services Law

Adv. Peggy Sharon     Adv. Keren Marco Introduction: The Aviation Services Law (Compensation and Assistance for Flight Cancellation or Change of Conditions), 2012 (ASL), defines a "cancelled flight" as: “Any one of the following, however, a change to the flight number will not be deemed to be a flight which has been cancelled:  A flight which

By |December 25th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

What is considered “accident” under the Convention?

Adv. Peggy Sharon and Adv. Keren Marco Introduction In February 2017, the Tel Aviv Magistrates Court declined a passengers' monetary claim for bodily injury damages after it reached the conclusion that the occurrence which was the subject matter of the clam is not considered as “accident” as required by the Convention.[1] The Claim Plaintiff, a

By |December 25th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

THIRD PARTY LIABILITY / PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY – WHICH POLICY SHOULD APPLY?

A fine line differentiates between act or omission of a torfeasor which could be covered by Professional Indemnify Policy and act or omission that could be covered by Public Liability Policy.   For example, if a pedestrian falls due to a broken pavement – is the Municipality where the pavement is situated covered by its

By |December 24th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Extra Contractual Damages due to Unjustified Declination of Insurance Claim

Hadas Adler, Adv. C.C 3168/09 The Third Step Ltd. v. the Israel Phoenix Insurance Co. Ltd General Background Plaintiff is a company engaged in the business of import and marketing of women's footwear. In December 2006 a fire broke out in Plaintiff's rented storeroom and totally destroyed it and its contents. The storeroom was insured

December 24th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Israel published a new directive draft designed to ensure quick and fair claim settlements of long term care insurances

by Guy Shmueli During the last few years the Israeli media published many stories of Insureds who purchased Long Term Care policies and who became involved in a lengthy and complex process when trying to exercise their rights to obtain said insurance benefits. The issue raised awareness when during a recent meeting of the Israeli

December 24th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Litigation of D&O Claims in Israel

Adv. Moshe Abady, Adv. Yael Navon and Adv. Adi Margalit D&O Liability Team; December 2017 What is the most significant change in D&O Litigation in Israel in the last few years? The increase in the number of motions filed with the Court requesting to certify the filing of Derivative Actions against D&Os. Whereas between the years

By |December 18th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance, D&O|Tags: |

Is a Flooding of Groundwater a Foreseen Event in a Construction Policy?

Peggy Sharon, Adv. C.A 8776/15 Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd v. Malibu Construction Company (December 2017). Background In 2006, the Malibu Construction Company (hereinafter - "the contractor") won a tender for the construction of an underground passage under the railway tracks in Akko.  Attached to the tender there was a professional opinion of a soil engineer

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

Underwriting of a Policy

The Insured's Disclosure Duty v.The Insurer's Obligation to Conduct Independent Investigations. Dror Zamir, Adv. & Hadas Adler, Adv.    C.C 24088-08-13 Leibowits and Others v. Apolo Investments Ltd. and Others In one of her last Judgments before her retirement, Judge Denia Keret-Meir from the Tel Aviv Economic District Court handed down a comprehensive and significant

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Aviation - Insurance|Tags: |

The Israeli Court declined a JB Claim accepting the Argument of Fraud

Adv. Peggy Sharon, Adv. Sharon Shefer and Adv. Karin Barel October 2017 On 25th September 2017, the Central District Court (Judge Kinar) declined a Claim filed by Plaintiffs: Eran Polack (hereinafter: Polack) and several companies controlled by Polack against Insurers: Menorah Mivtachim Insurance Company, after Menorah, represented by Levitan, Sharon (P. Sharon, S. Shefer, K.