SM Entertainment and JYJ’s long running contract dispute has come to an end after three years since legal proceedings started.
The original injunction was filed on July 31st, 2009. The conclusion of the legal matters ended with both sides signing a contract that they will not begin any further mutual matters again.
SM Entertainment representative released a press release confirming the outcome, “The three no longer wanted to be part of TVXQ as there is no reason to be under the management of SM Entertainment. And so, it was decided to end the case and negotiation today with the agreement that there will be no mutual connections.”
“In order to prevent any further discomfort and unnecessary issues for the current TVXQ members, U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin, who have continued to proceed with their activities, the judge decided that it was best to end this trial.”
Baek Changju for C-JeS said, “Three years ago when the court accepted our injunction, we thought that this was a fight we had already won. The legal situation isn’t what interfered with JYJ’s activities, but this was more of a David vs. Goliath situation. We don’t see it as a big change in their activities. JYJ is going to continue with their future plans and activities as planned.”
“With this final court verdict, we hope that the restriction that was involved in this case will improve. We want to send our sincere thanks to fans who have been continuously giving their support without any changes.”
JYJ have been under new management company C-JeS since 2010 after leaving 5-member group TVXQ. The original injunction was filed against SM Entertainment at the Seoul Central District Court on July 31st.
JYJ plan to carry on with they promotional activities and world tours.