- Apr 12, 2001
As noted by Engadget, Chinese company Proview has been sued by its own lawyers responsible for handling its trademark lawsuits against Apple that yielded a $60 million settlement earlier this month. The law firm claims that it is owed $2.4 million for its role in the case, but Proview has yet to make the promised payment.
While acknowledging their contractual arrangement (wherein the law firm covers the legal fees in advance, and then expect the client to pay up after winning the case), Proview founder Yang Rongshan told Sina Tech that Grandall's behavior is "nonsense," and that his company isn't obliged to pay back immediately as it isn't under normal operation right now.
Proview's Yang promises that the company will pay the fee, which amounts to 4% of the settlement figure, but the company is apparently not moving fast enough for its lawyers. Proview is currently in bankruptcy and the company's assets and the settlement amount are not sufficient to cover its debts, but its lawyers presumably had an agreement in place that ensured they would be compensated for their work.
Article Link: Proview Sued for $2.4 Million by Own Lawyers in iPad Trademark Case