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JYJ Settles Legal Issues with Japan’s AVEX

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2014.02.17 10:14 Mwave Jeon Su Mi Translation Credit : Grace Danbi Hong

After a long and hard legal battle, C-JeS Entertainment and Japan′s AVEX have come to an agreement.

On February 16, JYJ’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment announced through its official webpage, “C-JeS (JYJ) and AVEX decided to settle to end the legal battles that have happened between both sides. C-JeS (JYJ) and AVEX decided not to interfere with each other’s activities from now on.”

In January of 2013, the Tokyo District Court ordered AVEX to halt claiming exclusive management rights over JYJ and pay C-JeS Entertainment 660 million yen in damages.

JYJ Settles Legal Issues with Japan’s AVEX

“After the court order, AVEX appealed,” said the agency. “But eventually, through the mediation of the District Court, both sides came to an agreement.”

In November 2009, JYJ signed with C-JeS Entertainment after the contract with SM Entertainment fell through. The group signed with AVEX in February of 2010 through C-JeS Entertainment.

However, as the opinions of activities clashed, AVEX one-sidedly announced that contracts will be canceled on September of 2010. C-JeS Entertainment notified the cancellation of the contracts and began to manage JYJ’s Japanese activities exclusively.

Soon, AVEX claimed that it has rights to JYJ’s exclusive management rights in Japan.

JYJ’s agency took the issue to court in Japan, and in January of 2013, the court ruled in favor of C-JeS Entertainment, which eventually brought both sides to a final agreement.

C-JeS Entertainment’s CEO, Baek Chang Joo stated, “We would like to thank the Japanese judiciary branch for ruling in favor of JYJ and later to a settlement. With this, we were able to conclude all disputes on Japanese promotions. AVEX has agreed not to intervene with JYJ’s activities meaning JYJ’s Japanese promotions are now officially confirmed and guaranteed by law. The JYJ members are very happy to have ended such a long legal dispute and hope to meet with fans more often and closer on stage in the future.”

Photo Credit: C-JeS Entertainment

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