Yoon Eun Hye and her father won a lawsuit filed against them by a former tenant, the Ginseng Farming Association. The Seoul Court ruled in favor of the actress and her father on the matter of compensation for alleged damages.
In May 2010, the Ginseng Farming Association rented out a portion of a property owned by Yoon Eun Hye. The lease contract states that unpaid rent of two months will automatically cancel the contract, and the lessee should immediately vacate the premises.
The Ginseng Farming Association was not able to remit payment until the end of that year and thus received pressure to leave the leased property. The matter was settled with a promissory note from the Association that all the unpaid rent will be compensated in three months’ time.
During that period, Yoon Eun Hye’s father also found out that the lessee had unpaid gas fees and notified Daehan City Gas. The gas company immediately cut the supply.
This prompted the Association to sue Yoon Eun Hye, her father and Daehan City Gas for damages amounting to 4.2 billion won (around 3.65 million USD), stating that these actions have caused “the cultivation of Ginseng to frost, because the boiler frosted.”
However, the Courts have found the allegations baseless and the case has been dismissed.