Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We have won our case against the water company, Peleg HaGalil.

The file Number is 11599-01-09

The site is:

We were awarded 3000 NIS all told, including the overcharge of the water (over 600 NIS), compensation for the time we asked for that we took to prepare the case and the mental stress that we were put under as a result of having three warnings sent to us by Peleg HaGalil. Those warnings also included, in addition of warnings that our water would be turned off, warnings of added charges, warnings to take legal action against us, warnings to withhold our income and even to seize whatever property we might own.

Small Claims Court Judge, Saab Dabur, was clearly displeased at the inappropriate language of the warnings, which I showed him in Court.

The Judge asked the representatives of Peleg HaGalil: "Is the language of these warnings legal?"

The representatives of Peleg HaGalil began to stammer that their lawyer wrote the text of the warnings.

The Judge said: "Do you think it's reasonable to threaten to take people's homes away for a few hundred shekels of water?"

We are very pleased with the outcome of the suit and think the decision of Judge Saab Dabur was most fair and equitable.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel

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