Advs. Barak Tal, Lior Gelbard and Ortal Zanzuri represented the First International Bank of Israel in a a motion for preliminary approval of a class action suit. Judge Khaled Kabov rejected the motion.
Advs. Barak Tal and Dror Varsano represented Cellcom in a class action suit claiming that the SMS messages Cellcom sent to subscribers, among them advertisements for various services and products that it offers - violate the Communications Law. The Supreme Court ruled that Cellcom did not violate the law by sending advertisements to customers.
Adv. Barak Tal was interviewed for the Calcalist newspaper, in light of Yigal Arnon & Co.'s long list of notable successes in class actions and litigations cases in 2014.
Advocates Barak Tal and Dafna Stern represented Unilever in a NIS 100 million lawsuit which was previously approved as a class action and was conducted against Unilever and Osem. The claim alleges that the companies marketed their cereal in weights that differ from those set forth in the standard, thus making it harder for consumers to compare the prices of various products. After analyzing the evidence, the Haifa District Court acccepted the companies' arguments and rejected the claim stating that "the plaintiffs have not proven that had the products been packaged in weights in accordance with the standard, it would improve the ability of consumers to buy the product that is most worthwhile to them.
Advocates Barak Tal , Ruth Loven and Yonat Afriat Manna represented Google in a precedential case arguing that Google is not obliged to remove a search result when demanded to do so by a certain person, when the information is not to his liking. The court accepted the argument and determined that Google cannot act as a "super censor" in these cases, and hold the liability to deny freedom of information.
Adv. Barak Tal was interviewed, alongside other leading lawyers in their field, in an article published in the 'Mamon Magazine' of Yedihot Achronot, regarding the various issues that will occupy Israel's legal system this coming year.
The Tel Aviv District Court rejected a class action suit filed against three manufacturers and distributors of cigarettes. The manufacturers and distributors were represented by Advs. Barak Tal and Ruth Loven. The claim was for misleading the public to think that “light” cigarettes are less damaging as compared to regular cigarettes.