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Torts
The Torts department at Naschitz Brandes Amir contains a team of highly experienced lawyers that have been involved in many of Israel’s most complex and high profile mass tort litigations:

Tobacco litigation:
Naschitz Brandes Amir acts for Israel’s largest cigarette manufacturer (Dubek), and has successfully defended the company in a large number of claims by individual smokers, health funds and others, as well as class actions. The tobacco claims have dealt with allegations on false advertisement, product liability and addiction.  The firm has defended Dubek in claims by healthcare providers; the claims, running into billions of NIS, are probably the largest ever made in Israel. 

Kishon River Pollution Claims:
The firm has successfully handled several environmental claims in the District Court of Haifa, relating to allegations of toxic exposure of 50 fishermen and 90 soldiers in the polluted Kishon River that allegedly caused various types of cancer and other diseases. The case is the largest toxic case heard in Israel and Naschitz Brandes Amir represented the first defendant in all cases, and has conducted the defense for the mutual interest of all defendants.  This was an exceptionally high profile case and was closely followed by the Israeli media.

Gas explosions:
Naschitz Brandes Amir has represented the gas supplier, Amisragas, and an event organizer in Israel in litigation concerning three separate gas explosions in Israel. 

Ramat Hovav Air Pollution Claim:
Naschitz Brandes Amir represents the Ramat Hovav industrial council, as the first defendant, in a mass toxic tort case concerning allegations of personal injury of almost 100 plaintiffs due to air pollution, allegedly the cause of various diseases. Recently the Court denied all claims, accepting all the allegations raised by our firm.

Asbestos Litigation:
Naschitz Brandes Amir represents an Israeli asbestos company in many claims concerning the asbestos exposure of both workers and third parties.  The firm is a member of a major international asbestos litigation forum.

Occupational Exposure :
The Naschitz Brandes Amir team also specializes in the Defense of Individual as well as mass occupational exposure claims.  Of note are claims brought by the employees of the electrical industries and other industries