If judges started issuing more contempt orders that included jail time, company executives might start taking notice.
Online defamation and copyright infringement are everywhere these days. But how do you sue someone in China if all you have is a username?
Getting a U.S. federal court default judgment against Chinese counterfeiters? That sounds like a whole lot of crazy.
Surprisingly enough, I think it’s a good idea to restrict the speech of lawyers once in a while. Sometimes we talk too much.
Perhaps the most bizarre aspect of the Proview-Apple trademark saga is that this is not fundamentally an IP dispute.
Over the course of my China law career, I’ve heard an endless series of statements from both foreigners and Chinese insisting that the “sue first, ask questions later” attitude in the U.S./UK just doesn’t apply to the PRC’s harmonious society. I learned early on that this conclusion is rubbish. Here’s more evidence to back me…
My comments on a recent post by Evan Osnos in the New Yorker about mediation and China’s commitment to Rule of Law reforms.
You all remember that incident in Shenzhen where the midwife was accused of sewing up a patient’s rectum because her husband was stingy with the tip? It was an open-and-shut case.
Worried about price gouging and speculation? Some good old fashioned litigation might just help.
China’s mediation numbers are up and are being touted as a big success for the judiciary. I have some concerns, starting with whether the word “mediation” is being used correctly.
Dealing with the Chinese language version of an agreement is not a burden, it’s a gift. Embrace the opportunity, take control, and handle the first draft yourself from start to finish.
New SPC report: court cases increased by at least 25 percent from 2005 to 2009, but the total number of judges remained almost unchanged.
Recommendation and brief comment on a recent post by Charlie McElwee at China Environmental Law. I’ve probably been remiss in saying that this blog is one of the best issue-focused China blogs out there. Very substantive and thorough. It helps to be either a law or environmental wonk. Note that Charlie works for a competitor,…