[TRANS] The Japanese court rules, “AVEX shall pay 7.8 billion KRW to JYJ”
JYJ resumes activities in Japan after the completion of the lawsuit
The group JYJ finally wins the lawsuit against its Japanese agency, AVEX.
On January 18, Tokyo District Court in Japan orders AVEX, Japan’s biggest management company, to stop engage in acts such as claiming exclusive management rights to JYJ in Japan. The court also ordered AVEX to pay approximately 660 million JPY (approximately 7.8 billion KRW) as compensations for damages to C-JeS, JYJ’s agency.
Tokyo District Court acknowledged the fact that AVEX made announcements that defamed the chair of C-JeS, and consequently ordered AVEX to also pay approximately 1 million JPY (approximately 1.1 million KRW) for compensations for damages to C-JeS’s CEO.
After the injunction against SM Entertainment to terminate the effects of exclusive contract, JYJ signed an exclusive contract with AVEX through its agency, C-JeS, in February, 2010. When the two parties came into conflict regarding the range of activities, AVEX suspended JYJ’s activities in Japan arbitrarily through a unilateral notification in September 2010, making false claims about the chair of C-JeS’s connections to gangs.
In response, C-JeS notified AVEX on the termination of the exclusive contract with AVEX to continue [JYJ’s] activities in Japan, but AVEX have been interfering with JYJ’s activities such as concerts, claiming exclusive management rights to JYJ in Japan. Consequently, C-JeS filed request for prohibition of interference and claims for damages and received the judgments as described above on 18th.
C-JeS commented, “We are very pleased that Japanese judiciary have acknowledged and prohibited the interferences of AVEX against JYJ’s activities in Japan.” Also, C-JeS expects to resume JYJ’s activities in Japan based on this ruling.
JYJ have completed all legal lawsuits and have been set free with this ruling, following the settlement of the 3 years and 4 months-long exclusive contract dispute with the former agency, SM Entertainment, in November, 2012.
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