China News Service, Beijing, July 28 (Reporter Yu Lixiao) Recently, the Beijing Financial Court issued the first "ticket" since its establishment in a contract dispute case. The defendant Huang, who was truthfully stated by the court, was fined 20,000 yuan for obstructing civil litigation. This is what the reporter learned from the Beijing Financial Court on July 28.

This case is a contract dispute between a bank v. Chen and Huang. As one of the trustees, a bank signs a trust contract with a trust company to establish a fund trust plan. Later, a certain bank signed a "Payment Contract" with Chen and Huang, stating that when the cash assets under the trust plan on the termination date of the trust plan were not enough to pay the trust funds and trust income of a certain bank, a certain bank had the right to demand Chen and Huang to bear Difference payment obligation. Because Chen and Huang did not undertake the payment obligation in accordance with the contract, a bank sued Chen and Huang to the court.

In this case, Chen and Huang were married. Huang told the court several times that he could not contact Chen and did not know Chen’s whereabouts, which resulted in related issues. The responding materials failed to be delivered to Chen for many times. In accordance with the relevant regulations that exhaust all the means of service, the staff went to Zhejiang and Shanghai to deliver the responding materials to Chen. However, when the staff learned about the situation in an apartment in Shanghai where Huang lived, they learned that Chen and Huang had been living together in the apartment recently, and Huang did not truthfully state Chen's condition to the court. Even when the staff members entered the house to serve the responding materials, they still failed to truthfully state Chen's true situation, and the above behavior constituted a false statement.

In civil litigation, the parties' statements about procedural facts or substantive facts are all statements of the parties, and the parties' statements are important types of evidence in civil litigation. Now that Huang’s misrepresentation has hindered the trial order of the people’s court and has constituted an obstruction of civil litigation, the Beijing Financial Court made the above-mentioned penalty decision on him in accordance with the law.

The judge reminded: "A person cannot stand without credibility, and industry cannot be prosperous without credibility." Good faith litigation is the basic requirement of the Civil Procedure Law for parties to participate in civil litigation, and it is also the due meaning to ensure judicial fairness and justice. In litigation, acts such as forging evidence and false statements not only damage the legitimate rights and interests of interested parties, but also waste judicial resources, damage judicial authority, and interfere with the normal progress of the trial. Participants in litigation shall abide by the principle of honesty and credibility, respect the law, proceed in accordance with the law, and in good faith, and shall make true and complete statements based on the true circumstances. Punishment of acts that are dishonest and obstruct civil litigation is essentially to establish the guidance of good faith litigation and effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of all parties to the litigation subjects. (End)