Lawyer Zhou Saves Shenzhen Contractor from Unfounded Lawsuit, Avoids Million-Yuan Loss
Lawyer Larry Zhou from Landing (Shenzhen) Law Office assisted a contractor facing a lawsuit. The contractor, who took on a villa renovation project, subcontracted part of the work to a subcontractor and paid the corresponding fees. After project completion, the subcontractor sued for approximately 1 million RMB.
Lawyer Zhou, representing the contractor, presented a compelling defense, exposing significant flaws in the subcontractor's evidence. The alleged project settlement document lacked signatures from the contractor and villa owner, making it insufficient proof of outstanding payments.
The court, recognizing the lack of permits for the unlicensed project, deemed the renovation contract invalid. The subcontractor amended his claims, seeking joint compensation from our client and the villa owner for alleged deception in concealing the project's lack of permits and the contractor's lack of qualifications.
Our lawyers countered the updated claims, arguing:
Our client did not deceive or induce the subcontractor into signing the contract.
The subcontractor failed to provide evidence of losses incurred due to the project.
Our client presented evidence of payment to the subcontractor.
In the end, the court adopted our arguments, dismissing all claims against our client. The contractor expressed great satisfaction with Lawyer Zhou's professional service and the favorable outcome.