Park Jin Young-Kim Shin Il Fail To Settle
The arbitration trial for the plagiarism row between Park Jin Young and Kim Shin Il surrounding IU’s Someday ended in failure.
The two sides attended the third court hearing for arbitration on November 16, following the first and second court hearings, which took place on September 28 and October 27, respectively.
During the previous arbitration hearings, the court encouraged the two sides to settle the disputes in a statement, “Since both plaintiff and defendant are musicians, it would be better if they can resolve the dispute rather than applying legal yardsticks to the issue.”
In the third hearing, the representatives of Kim Shin Il said, “It looks like settlement with Park Jin Young will be difficult.” Kim also said, “Settlement was not reached.”
As the representatives of Park also showed the same stance, the court ruled, “Failed to reach settlement.” Accordingly, the four-month long legal disputes ended with no tangible results. The judge stated, “We will set a date, sometime in the next month, to listen to arguments from the two sides.”
Right after the court hearing that day, Kim and his representatives sat with enews and said, “During the previous court hearing, Park Jin Young presented his argument through accompanying experts, but we couldn’t due to problems including breakdown in court equipment. That might be the reason that the judge fixed the special date.”
On that day, the judges will carry out inquisitions to deal with special issue for a case.
Up to date, Kim demanded Park admit he plagiarized part of Kim′s piece, but Park strongly defied Kim’s demand, saying, “We will not accept the arbitration if it is intended in a way that we admit plagiarism.”
As the two sides ended up failing to settle on the issue, a decision is expected to be made on the fixed date.
On July 11, Kim Shin Il filed a lawsuit against Park Jin Young, claiming that Park plagiarized Ash’s To My Man for IU′s Someday and demanded compensation of 110 million won.
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