The court has come out with a ruling for the DBSK case. Please note this is NOT a final decision.
For those that don’t understand…it basically means that SME cannot stick their hands into DBSK’s independent activities nor their group activities. So they have the right to reject schedules or performances. So SME doesn’t have full exclusivity on the 3 members in the case. However, the case is NOT closed, as the court has not yet decided if the contract will be abolished or invalid, seeing as there are a lot of things that come into play. SME is going to appeal the ruling and hold an official press conference about their position and the ‘truth’.
For now, it seems that the court’s on DBSK’s side. Hm…curious to see what SME has to say during the press conference…cuz they’ve yet to do that until now.
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The court has gave out the final ruling on the lawsuit between the 3 members of Dong Bang Shin Ki and SM Entertainment.
Seoul Central Court revealed on 27th October a citation of their ruling for the lawsuit between the SM Entertainment and TVXQ Hero JaeJoong, Xiah JunSu and Micky YooChun.
It was revealed, “We see that part of the terms in their contract has much destroyed the good morals of the whole contract. SM Entertainment should not interfere with its singers’ independent unique activities and also contract to perform and other entertainment activities.”
Previously in July, the 3 members of Dong Bang Shin Ki has revealed their 13-year long contract under SM Entertainment, which meant that they will possibly be working under SM Entertainment for life, and has applied for the effect of provisional disposition of the terms in their contract. And the 2 parties have engaged in a lawsuit as SM Entertainment insist that the terms under their contract are reasonable.
The court also revealed, “Through the individual agreement, there is high possibility for group activities to continue, but for the provisional disposition of the existing activities and the profit allocation, it is invalid and difficult. We will have to dismiss the application for the full provisional disposition of the effects of the exclusive belonging terms in the contract.”
Updates: The 3 members have announced that they will agree to the court rulings on this lawsuit
The court ruled partial disposition of the exclusive contract terms – to dispose of the SM Ent’s interference to the members’ independent unique activities and also contract to perform and other entertainment activities
But the part about profit allocation will still have to stay
Addition from 121:
this the news that I read in soompi the courts in favor of the boys, and they stated that the boys should be able to be more independent (meaning they can reject schedules that SM proposes and can do their own businesses without interference) but not move companies (meaning all the boys will be under SM!) However! This is not a final decision, and the exact, absolute one will come out in the near future. I hope u are no longer confused