The Court Ruling In The DBSK Trial



Seoul Central Court gave their ruling for the lawsuit between the SM Entertainment and TVXQ Hero JaeJoong, Xiah JunSu and Micky YooChun on October 27.

It was stated, “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

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