Proview Back in Court as Lawyers Demand Compensation

Proview Back in Court as Lawyers Demand for CompensationGrandall Law Firm, which worked with Shenzhen Proview, that recently won a trademark settlement case against Apple, is now filing charges with the company for failing to pay its lawyers.

According to the law firm, Shenzhen Proview needs to pay the firm US$ 2.4 million or 4 percent of the settlement, which is based on the contract between Proview and the law firm. Although Proview has already received compensation it has yet to pay its legal fees with the law firm. There were four law firms working with Proview on its case with Apple and none have received any payment for their legal fees.

Xie Xianghui a lawyer working with Grandall said that they tried negotiating with Proview but were not successful. He also added that his firm paid for the court costs, custom costs and other fees and expenses that Proview incurred while gathering more than 10 lawyers for the case. The case is now with the Yantian District Court in Shenzhen and is still deciding to accept the case or not.

Guanghe Law Firm, one of the four law firms hired by Proview  has also said that the company owes them US$ 4.7 million or 8 percent of the compensation and according to a signed contract between the law firm and Proview that they must be given priority, and in turn have already filed in court demanding priority payment.

Yang Rongshan Proview’s founder admitted signing a contract with Grandall but said that there are people lining up waiting for payment from Proview. He also said that it’s unfair to other debtors if the lawyers were paid first. Proview is still deep in debt and the settlement payment from Apple is only 20 percent of the total of unpaid loans which amounts to US$ 400 million.

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