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.”
[NEWS] The court “Fine of USD17,800 if SM hinders in JYJ’s activities”
The Court has decided that should SM Entertainment choose to hinder in any of JYJ’s activities, they are required to pay a fine of USD17,800 or 20,000,000 WON for each interference.
Seoul’s JungAng District Court (Civil Affairs Counsel number 51 Chief of Jurisdiction Kim Dae Woong) said through an indirect coercion injunction , “It is wrong for SM to hinder the activities of JYJ, and if there is a violation, SM will be required to pay a fine of USD17,800 for each violation.”
The Court, “Even though there has been a provisional disposition that the effectiveness of the exclusive contract has been on suspension on 27 Oct 2009, SM, on 2 Nov 2009, opened a press interview stating that there’s a requirement to follow the exclusive contract and on 2 Oct 2010, SM sent Warner Music Korea the contents of proof and requested that they stop the production and distribution of JYJ’s Worldwide album. Looking into it, there is a probability that it has hindered JYJ’s activities and thus the decision of an indirect coercion injunction.
[NEWS] Courts order SM Entertainment to pay compensation for hindering JYJ’s activities
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 CJes 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.”
[NEWS] JYJ representative hopes that the court’s decision will bring hope to JYJ’s activities
The courts ruled that SM Entertainment would have to pay JYJ 20 million KRW every time they interfere with JYJ’s activities.
Seoul Central District Court (Civil Department 51, Judge Kim Dae Woong) ruled, “SM cannot interfere with JYJ’s activities. SME will be forced to pay 20 million KRW each time they fail to comply with the courts’ ruling.”
In response, during a phone interview with TV Daily, a JYJ representative stated, “I don’t think the courts ruling will directly result in JYJ’s appearances on broadcasts. However, I hope someone will listen to the courts’ decision to side with JYJ.”
Furthermore, he said, “I hope the public and broadcasters will continue to pay attention in this current situation and help us develop a more fair and better system within the show business. I hope the courts’ decision will become a hope for JYJ’s future activities.”
Meanwhile, the courts ruled on February 17th against all injunctions filed by SME against the suspension of JYJ’s contract and ordered SM to stop interfering with JYJ’s independent activities.