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Proview Sued for $2.4 Million by Own Lawyers in iPad Trademark Case

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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
 

shartypants

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Jul 27, 2010
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That's just too funny. But what lawyers are now defending Proview on this suit? :)
 
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honjoe

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Jun 14, 2012
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That's what happens to greedy companies who doesn't want to be creative.
 
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surf2snow1

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Feb 26, 2008
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A company lies about what it did/didn't sell to Apple and you expect them to be honest about paying you?
 
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Joe-Diver

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Aug 2, 2009
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LOL...awesome....and these lawyers are surprised? The company got awarded money they didn't deserve to begin with. They scammed, with the help of the Chinese Government.....why would the lawyers believe they would get their cut? The lawyers will probably mysteriously disappear pretty soon.....
 
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Carlanga

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Nov 5, 2009
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maybe their contract w/ the lawyers only applied to a 'part' of China :p
 
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CindyRed

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May 26, 2011
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Just 2.4 mil?

It makes sense now.

I was wondering why the bean counters over at Apple decided it was cheaper to settle for $60,000,000 rather than let a bankrupted Proview collapse under its own weight in court, but now I get it.

Proview seemed to have used dirt cheap lawyers working on consignment. Just like ambulance chasers.
 
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BC2009

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maybe their contract w/ the lawyers only applied to a 'part' of China :p

Didn't the lawyers know? It was the responsibility of ProView Hong Kong to pay them -- not Proview Schenzen.

It would be fitting if the lawyers who through all those obstacles in front of Apple never got paid for their work. That would be poetic justice.
 
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Eksdad

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Jun 27, 2012
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Kid, China has been capitalism since 1979.


Introduction ::CHINA
Geography ::CHINA
People and Society ::CHINA
Government ::CHINA
Country name:

conventional long form: People's Republic of China
conventional short form: China
local long form: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo
local short form: Zhongguo
abbreviation: PRC
Government type:

Communist state

source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/ch.html
 
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