The group JYJ (Jaejoong Kim, Yuchun Park and Junsu Kim) has got free from SM Entertainment.

The dispute between SM Entertainment and JYJ has been completed based on mutual agreement , 3 years and 4 months later since it started.

According to legal circles, SM Entertainment and the three members of JYJ agreed to finish their all contracts based on the date of July 31st, 2009. Also the both parties made written agreement containing that 1) the both would cancel all lawsuit filed against each other, 2) will not disturb any activities against each other.

Jaejoong, Yuchun and Junsu who debuted as the group TVXQ in 2004, filed a lawsuit to clarify invalidity of exclusive contract on July 31st 2009 and have had their activities as JYJ since Sep, 2010.

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[NEWS] JYJ and SM Entertainment’s legal battle comes to an end

The legal battle between JYJ and SM Entertainment has finally come to an end!

After what seems like forever, the two sides are reported to have come to a mutual agreement on the 28th.

It is said that SM Entertainment and JYJ have both withdrawn all lawsuits against one another, and have agreed to not interfere with any of each other’s activities.

The long drawn out fight was started back in July 31st, 2009 when the initial lawsuit was filed against SM Entertainment by the three members of JYJ, who were part of TVXQ, requesting for the cancellation of their contracts. Since then, the two sides failed to reach an agreement every time and was due back in court again later this year.

It seems the legal battle is now over, and both sides, especially JYJ, can work towards moving forward free of the legal issues that had been holding them back.

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[NEWS] SM and JYJ Put an End to Their Long, Winding Legal Suit

SM Entertainment and JYJ′s long three-year-and-four-month-long legal fight has come to an end with a mutual agreement.

Through an official press release issued on November 28, SM Entertainment said it decided to wrap up the issue “to avoid bringing additional harm to U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin, who are active as TVXQ (DBSK), and to avoid making any more unneeded issues.”


It added, “The three (JYJ) have confirmed that they are not willing to be active any longer as TVXQ, and so SM Entertainment has decided that there is no need for the company to continue to manage the three. We have also decided not to interfere in each other′s matters in the future, and this is how the trial has come to an end with today′s hearing.”

With the end of the long legal journey, attention has been paid to whether JYJ will be able to appear again in the three major channels.

About the reason JYJ has not been appearing in KBS2′s Music Bank or its variety shows such as Win Win, KBS has previously said, “Because the issue between JYJ and its former agency isn′t finished, KBS has been keeping its eye on the results of the trial with as objective an attitude as possible. Normally, celebrities involved in a legal battle refrain from appearing [in such shows], as their appearances can affect the results of the legal processions. We plan to invite them or book their appearance in shows depending on the results of the trial.”

Ever since JYJ filed for a cancellation of its contract against SM Entertainment on July 31, 2009, Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoo Chun and Kim Junsu haven′t been able to appear in variety or music shows on the three major channels. They have, instead, made appearances in dramas produced by outsourced productions.

Now that the legal battle has come to an end, there is a chance that the group will start to appear on main channel shows as singers again.

After filing their suit against SM Entertainment, the members of JYJ have signed a new management contract with C-JeS Entertainment, and have since been active in film, drama and musicals.

Photo credit: C-JeS Entertainment
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[NEWS] Contract dispute between SM Entertainment and JYJ finally ends

The contract dispute between SM Entertainment and JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) has finally ended after 3 years and 4 months.

According to several reports on November 28th, SM Entertainment and JYJ have resolved the contract dispute, with both sides deciding to end the files for injunction that were filed on July 31st, 2009.

In addition, both sides withdrew all related litigation, signing a contract that they will not embark in mutual matters again.

An representative from SM Entertainment said through a press release on the 28th, “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.”

C-JeS representative Baek Changju 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 first made their entrance into the music industry as part of the 5-member group TVXQ, until the trio filed an injunction at the Seoul Central District Court against SM Entertainment on July 31st, 2009, disputing their contract with the agency. Since September 2010, they formed the group JYJ under C-JeS and have been relatively active in the music industry, going on world tours, and achieving high success in the acting scene since then.

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[INFO] (K-Netizens’ Responses to) JYJ’s lawsuit with SM Entertainment reaches a conclusion

Article: JYJ is a free man… lawsuit with SM comes to an end
Source: Yonhap News via Nate

1. [+827, -354] I really hope that we can see them on music programs now. We’ll have to watch and see what SM does from here on out… We’ll always be cautious… JYJ, fighting!

2. [+854, -393] Honestly speaking, vocal talent = JYJ

3. [+639, -385] Congrats.. ^^ and to the haters, how about you guys live your own lives instead of spreading hate here… Y’all should be studying at this time ㅠㅠ

4. [+188, -74] SM should stop blocking them from broadcasts. What is such a big company doing? It’s pathetic. Scared of JYJ winning fair and square?

5. [+145, -55] Can we see them on TV now??

6. [+136, -47] Now that the lawsuit’s over… I’m praying that they can promote and smile

7. [+114, -26] Finally, it’s over… See you on public broadcast, JYJ

8. [+112, -41] You can’t trust anything until you see what happens. They’re not free until they can finally perform on music programs and promote as they wish. You have to admit that SM has been pulling strings for quite some time.

9. [+111, -41] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ do well ❤

10. [+109, -35] You guys suffered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Article: JYJ’s reps “We won the lawsuit but nothing changes” ambiguous response
Source: X Sports News via Nate

1. [+119, -24] They’re basically saying that the fact that JYJ can’t perform on music programs and other public broadcast varieties won’t change… Imagine how much the broadcasts suck up to SM ㅡㅡ^

2. [+106, -24] I’ve hated SM since they let H.O.T. go like that. I really want to see JYJ on public broadcast soon.

3. [+92, -24] SM’s really scary ㅋㅋ Imagine how much worse it is for their artists… Every day must be like walking on thin ice for them

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Seriously i don’t know what should i do……i wanna scream but i can’t…….is this mean that JYJ can appear on TV again ? is this truly the end of those battle ?…… there any guarantee that those people never gonna interfered to our boys activities again ? one more important thing i wanna ask with these result is that mean that SM not need to pay all of the loss that our boys have from these past 3 years after their interfered act ? i only wanna know about those things for sure….
I am happy if the boys finally truly became free and can appear on any reality show or music program also i hope those people who ever insult and give a weird excuse or reason to the boys gonna apologize for their act especially KFPCAI (i hope i used the right name). Am i demand too much ? i hope not
and Thanks to God for always protect the boys till now and give everything for them. I am totally agree with the below comment and ROFL…..SM you took you 3 yrs 4 mths just for realize the fact  that the boys doesn’t want coming back? seriously is there no any more better reason than that ?

Comment from other site via @lisan :

“Some of you may not know, but those who follow Korean news, probably heard about SM’s stock falling significantly in value a few weeks back. The crash was so huge, with people trying to sell back their SM stock at such a rapid rate, the Korean Stock Exchange had to pull an emergency stop, to keep the crash from worsening. Since, then the stock still hasn’t recovered. When it happened, SM blamed TVXQ for their losses, they even went as far as to release a statement saying the profits from the Japanese concerts were not as high as they expected.

You think when that happened, all those stock holders, especially those who tied their pension to SM stock, because of the so called Hallyu Wave were happy? They probably started putting pressure on SME to end the lawsuit and end it now. For 3+ years JYJ have been asking to see the accounting records of their time in TVXQ, to see how profits mysteriously turned into expenses. Time and time again, SM asked for a continuance, or would bring the wrong person or wrong document to court.

Considering, their shady accounting practices, and falling stock, their accountants and lawyers, probably told them, we are going to lose even more, if we continue. JYJ already won the lawsuit to invalidate the contract in 2009, they won the lawsuit to continue their activities in 2010, the remaining lawsuit was for how much compensation SM owed JYJ. JYJ showed the confidence they have in their abilities to earn on their own, by walking away from those millions. No one can say JYJ took money from SM, or is responsible for SM’s woes and financial troubles.

The funny thing is, SM must think we are all stupid, because they are trying to spin their latest loss (btw, if you would like an interesting read, search “SM’s history of losing” on Google and read about all the different lawsuits SME has lost throughout the years), saying they agreed to walk away with their tail in between their legs, because they wanted to protect Homin. Right, SM, *sarcasm* if they felt that way, why not produce the documents and get the court verdict, say 3 years ago, 2 years ago, heck even a few months ago. At the end of the day, it was all about money for them. When karma came back to bite them, for all the horrible things they did to JYJ for the last 3+ years, they knew it was time to call it quits.

Now we wait and watch, lets see if SM holds it end of the bargain and no longer interferes with JYJ. Cause, if they don’t, I hope fans will continue to hold them accountable.”