TVXQ representative from the Sejong law firm say that the first hearing on their dispute of contract terms with SM Entertainment (SM) will be held on August 21 2009 (Seoul, South Korea time).
Three of the five members of TVXQ (Jaejoong, Junsu and Yoochun) are fighting for improved contract terms and working conditions. They also want SM to release information about TVXQ’s income.
Late last month, TVXQ’s lawyers filed with the District Court for an “Exclusive Contract Validity Suspension” and a “Provisional Disposition Request”. They also filed an application to make SM preserve evidence and force them to turn over pertinent documentation to the lawyers representing the three members.
According to translated reports, the representative for TVXQ said, “We are preparing for the first hearing that will be soon… TVXQ’s stand and SME’s stand on this situation have not changed at all.”