JYJ Win Legal Battle with Former Management

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JYJ, formed by three former members of boy band TVXQ, are now officially on their own and no longer under the influence of their former management agency SM Entertainment.

The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by SM Entertainment against JYJ over what the band said was an unfair contract between the two parties. JYJ asked the court in 2008 to suspend the contract, and the court agreed, but SM Entertainment brought an injunction.

The band said their 13-year contract with SM Entertainment was unjustifiably long and it prevented them from receiving a fair share of the profits they generated. Since then, they have separated from TVXQ and created JYJ, which is shorthand for their names -- Jae-joong, Yu-chun, and Jun-su.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 18, 2011 12:13 KST