The Court orders SM to pay compensations for interfering with JYJ’s activities
[OSEN=Choi Na young, reporter]
Seoul Central District Court (Civil Department 51, Judge Kim Dae Woong) indirectly ruled a compulsory order to SM Entertainment to pay compensations for interfering with JYJ(Jaejoong, Yuchun, and Junsu)’s [entertainment] activities.
On February 21, 2011, the Court judged that “SM Entertainment shall not interfere with JYJ’s entertainment activities, and in the case of violating this order, SM will be obliged to pay 20 Mil KRW per each violation”.
The Court explained in the Judgment that “Despite the fact that the court had granted the provisional injunction to terminate the validity of the its exclusive contract on 27 October, 2009, SM Entertainment held a press conference on November 2, 2009 announcing that JYJ should abide by the terms of the exclusive contract with SM, and sent a certification of contents asking Warner Music Korea not to produce and distribute JYJ’s Worldwide album on October 2, 2010. Reflecting on these instances, it can be acknowledged that there is probable to judge that SM Entertainment has interfered with JYJ’s entertainment activities, so the court issues this indirect order.”
The Court previously decided in favor with JYJ, ruling that “fully dismiss[es] SM’s objection to injunction on 27 October, 2010 and application of provisional injunction to terminate the validity of exclusive contract between JYJ and CJeS.”, and also confirmed that “the exclusive contract between SM and JYJ is invalid.”
Baek Chang Ju from CJeS Entertainment, JYJ’s agency, commented, “There is still a lot of work that we all have to do. It is very frustrating to say that JYJ still has to overcome other obstacles other than the ones the Court acknowledged today in order to reach the public.”
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