Clalit v. Gehl

Israel’s largest health insurer (Clalit) filed a class action against major tobacco companies for compensation for costs of treatment provided to patients suffering from harms of smoking.  As part of this lawsuit, the court allowed Clalit to file its claims directly against the CEO of Dubek, Israel’s tobacco manufacturer, as one of the defendants.  The court therefore decided that a tobacco executive may be personally liable to smoking damages.


Clalit v. Gehl, 3227/02, Jerusalem District court

  • Israel
  • Nov 18, 2004
  • Jerusalem District Court


Plaintiff Clalit Health Services

Defendant Zorach Uriel Gehl

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Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

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Type of Tobacco Product