Thursday, September 24, 2009

SM Entertainment’s request gets thrown down

SM Entertainment asked the court that Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu's request for SME's evidence be cancelled, but the court refused.

On August 5th of 2009, TVXQ's Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu demanded that SME show them the full contract terms, income records, and other documents that SME hid from them.
The court took TVXQ's side on that conflict, and ordered SME to provide the related documents in trial.

But, SME insisted that the documents weren't subject to investigation according to Korean civil law and that a specific time frame and type weren't specified.
SME then demanded that TVXQ's request for those documents be refused by the court, only to be rebuffed by the court itself.

The Seoul Central Court stated that, "The documents in question have been created by the artists and their affiliated company about legal matters, and according to civil lawsuit proceedings, the owners of the document have no right to withhold the documents from court nor others involved with the documents. Therefore SME's claim that the documents shouldn't have to go under examination is an unreasonable claim."

So it looks like SM has no more tricks up their sleeves. Now we will all know why SME has been so reluctant to reveal the income records and the contract terms.

The court has ordered that SME provide the documents within 10 days.

Things are heating up, and what seems like this infinitely postponed court ruling will finally be revealed by the end of September.

But don't let it fool you. This is just one trial of many that will spring up from this TVXQ issue.
Source: allkpop