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Naschitz Brandes Amir Represents the Main Defendant in the Ramat Hovav Pollution Case
Naschitz Brandes Amir represented the Local Industrial Council of Ramat Hovav in three of the largest consolidated claims in Israeli legal history, filed with the Beer-Sheva District Court by 82 residents of the Ramat Hovav greater area, claiming that they incurred bodily injuries and various diseases as a result of toxic emissions from factories within the Council's jurisdiction. 

The plaintiffs, residing in the Ramat Hovav greater area and the Bedouin diaspora, claimed they incurred various illnesses as a result of the toxic emissions, including cancer diseases, breathing disorders, miscarriages, birth defects and eye, liver, heart and blood-vessel diseases. Upon conclusion of dozens of hearings and discussions, the honorable justice Sarah Dovrat issued her decision on behalf of the Beer-Sheva District Court, dismissing the claims, criticizing the conduct of their expert witness, and imposed expenses and legal fees which amounts to millions of NIS.
 
The plaintiffs filed an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court, claiming that the District Court erred dismissed their claims. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and upheld the District Court's decision, allowing the claimants to incur lower expenses and legal fees if such are paid within a defined timeframe.

The Naschitz Brandes Amir team included senior partner Azriel Rothman and associate Motti Assraf.