Reports: Korean Courts issue restraining order, orders SM to pay damages if they interfere with JYJ activities

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Court order states SM Entertainment will pay 20 million won each time they interfere with JYJ activities

After the Seoul Central District Court dismissed both of SM Entertainment’s injunctions against JYJ last week, the judge Kim Daewong has decided to incur a fee against SM Entertainment every time they interfere with JYJ’s activities. Through a press release, JYJ’s current acting agency said on February 21st, “SM Entertainment will not be allowed to interfere with JYJ activities and will pay 20 million won every time they violate this court order.” The court has decided that there is a possibility that SM Entertainment will interfere with JYJ’s activities, and in the case that they do interfere, have made this ruling. To prevent any possibilities of interference, the court has ordered a restraining order against SM Entertainment.

Even though the court has ruled in favor of JYJ, C-JeS Entertainment’s Baek Changjoo said, “There are still many obstacles to go over. There are many things still to be worked out even with the court ruling in our favor. I hope the public and fans support our cause and help create a more progressive celebrity system.”

Source: Hankyung
trans credit: koreaboo


On February 21st, the Seoul Central District Court has ordered SM Entertainment to pay compensation to JYJ for indirectly restricting and hindering their activities.

The court stated, “SM Entertainment should not have hindered JYJ’s celebrity activities. For this violation, we demand that SM Entertainment pay JYJ $17,000 USD for every time they obstructed JYJ’s activities.”

They continued, “Even though a preliminary decision was made on October 27th 2009 to nullify their exclusive contracts, SM Entertainment conducted a press conference on November 11th 2009, through which they stated that JYJ must still abide by the terms of their exclusive contract. Additionally on October 2nd 2010, the agency sent certified requests to Warner Music Korea, requesting to stop the production and distribution of JYJ’s world-wide album.”

“We recognize these acts as impeding on JYJ’s celebrity activities and made the decision to put down this order.”

The CEO of CJ Entertainment, Park Chang Ju, expressed, “There remains a lot of mountains we must cross. It’s still a frustrating situation, where we must overcome even more barriers for JYJ to meet the public.”

Source: OSEN via Nate
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