The Jerusalem Post
Walla beats Supreme Court lawsuit
The Walla website won a Supreme Court lawsuit brought on by content promotion company Taboola.
Taboola advertises through content sites using links such as “across the web” and “recommended for you” to attract Internet surfers. The company sued
Walla for backing out of its contract.
Supreme Court Justice Yael Willner ruled this week that Walla should not be required to continue publishing Taboola’s content recommendations.
“Temporary relief would have forced Walla to continue to have a contractual relationship with the applicant that requires a considerable degree of trust, after the relationship between them ran amok,” Willner said.
Walla CEO Ido Eshed had provided Taboola with a written letter stating that Walla intended to terminate its contract and discontinue advertising the promoted content. Taboola appealed to the court, claiming the termination was against the agreement and Walla should not be allowed to take down the ads.
Walla was originally prevented from removing the content until further clarification, as the site’s business with Outbrain, a competing content promotion company, threatened to damage Taboola’s business.