JYJ (their representatives) and SM Entertainment attempted to reach a settlement in their court case recently to end their contract dispute, and to the surprise of absolutely nobody, it didn’t get anywhere. As a result, there will be another court date on September 13th.
SM Entertainment and JYJ have been in trial since last May, going through a total of six hearings to reconcile their differences thus far. However, at the end of last year, both sides failed to reach an agreement and hearings have resumed. In May, both sides expressed their points during the hearing and waited for an official verdict, but the court advised a mutual adjustment so another trial date was issued.
However, the two sides have failed to meet a mutual agreement once again. JYJ’s lawyer told Star News, “The difference in opinion between the two sides is too large. An agreement could not be reached so it was decided that another trial will take place around September 13th.”
The lawyer continued, “SM Entertainment’s side is to ‘forget about the past’, and our side is to settle all the accounts and issues in court. Both sides diverge in opinion, but the court is encouraging a voluntary agreement or a mediation until a decision has been made.”
After three years of both sides battling for an agreement, the chances of the court making the final decision have risen. When the SM Entertainment representatives exited the court, they answered the reporters’ questions saying, “There is nothing for us to say yet.”
Dunno about everybody else, but it’s pretty clear to me that SME isn’t all that confident in the outcome of the trial, as they’re basically just drawing this out as long as possible and will likely continue to do so. I mean, not this incident in particular, but the whole case seems to be one long drawn-out stall tactic to fuck with them as much as possible.
On the upside, at least people will stop thinking a TVXQ reunion is imminent like they were last week because of website profile updates.
Do I believe this will finally all end on September 13th? Nope. Fool me once…