After five years and three lawsuits, lawyer Xinli Li has won "late justice" for Hong Kong clients
In August 2013, a Hong Kong company signed a sales confirmation with a Jiangsu company to purchase clothing from a Jiangsu company. After paying the full amount, a Jiangsu company did not deliver the original bill of lading and invoice as agreed. Furthermore, it refused to deliver the documents despite of repeated reminders. The Hong Kong company found lawyer Li Xinli with rich experience in the settlement of foreign trade disputes through Internet search, so it decided to entrust lawyer Li to represent in the dispute.
After accepting the entrustment in August 2014, lawyer Li first asked the Hong Kong company for the relevant email communication and the sales confirmation. He carefully studied and analyzed the facts of the case. A few days later, lawyer Li drafted a lawyer's letter to the Jiangsu company to ask for the original bill of lading and invoice. At the same time, he arranged the Hong Kong company to issue the entrustment materials according to the notarial examination procedure of the evidence, making the evidence needed into a form applicable in mainland China. In September 2014, lawyer Li sued the Jiangsu company to Nanjing Intermediate People's Court on behalf of the Hong Kong company (case 1). While responding to case 1, the Jiangsu case filed another related litigation (case 2) in June 2016. The second case passed the first and the second instance, and the final judgment was made December 2018, both of which were won by the Hong Kong company. Case 1 was suspended due to waiting for the trial result of the case 2. Due to changes of the circumstances, the Hong Kong company altered its litigant requests. Therefore, lawyer Li applied to the court for withdrawal in October 2018. 2 months later, lawyer Li submitted the adjusted indictment to Nanjing Intermediate People's Court (case 3) and asked the Jiangsu company to compensate for the loss caused by the wrong delivery of the bill of lading. In September 2019, the court ruled that the Hong Kong company won the lawsuit. The Jiangsu company said it would not appeal and pay voluntarily. The dispute over the undelivered documents ended after five years!
When receiving the favorable judgment, head of the Hong Kong company expressed mixed feelings and was very grateful for the professional dedication and unremitting efforts of lawyer Li Xinli. Hong Kong clients are well aware that lawyer Li has talked with the court countless times for these 3 cases, and has gone to Nanjing at least 50 times for talks and court sessions. "Thank you very much over the years." He said “Thanks for the good news. It comes to an end to this story finally.
Reference: （2018）Su 01Min Chu 3490