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Shabbat Parashat Yitro 5782

Yitro | 20 Shevat 5782 | 22/01/2022

P'ninat Mishpat: Where Could the Investment Money Go?

The plaintiffs (=pl) invested 200,000 NIS with the defendant (=def), an investment corporation owned by def2, in a project to build a commercial building. The following provisions are included in an investment agreement signed in 07.2015: 1. When def will receive a building permit, they will create a subsidiary for this project, in which pl will have a 6.6% stake. 2. If the project does not work (criteria detailed, but not in this presentation), pls investment will be used for another project, chosen by pl. 3. Until the subsidiary is formed, pls money will be kept in escrow. The property still lacks a building permit, and def has used pls money, not keeping it in escrow. Pl accuses def of being evasive about information, assuring them that the building permit is coming soon, and for a long time keeping as a secret that the money is not in escrow. Pl asked to have the money transferred to other investments, but def offered only a loan with interest, which pl turned down. Therefore, pl demand their money back along with expected profits of 7% annually, and compensation for his lawyers fee. Def2 responds that he told pl there was a potential for loss. The project became more complicated and expensive than envisioned, and pls money has been spent, and will not be available until the project is finished. Def2 claims that the clause about escrow was a technical mistake, as money needed for a project would be useless in escrow. Def2 also rejects pls demand that he accept personal liability since the contract was with def.


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