Note: Toshiro Ono is a freelance nonfiction writer who writes mostly about the mafia and crime. Below is a translation of his blog entry that details actions taken by both sides of the CJeS and Avex lawsuit, as well as his thoughts on the reasoning behind those actions.
Signs of Progress
The below is from records of the trial between C-JeS Entertainment and Avex Management at Tokyo District Court. (Trial Material for Civil Section 29. 2011(ワ)No.17612, Plaintiff : C-JeS Entertainment, Defendant : Avex Management Document prepared by C-JeS Entertainment on Oct. 19, 2011)
The “attorney for the plaintiff” mentioned here means the attorney representing C-JeS in the trial at the Tokyo District Court.
“On Sept. 22, 2011 the attorney for the plaintiff [T/N: attorney for C-JeS in Japan] received a call from Attorney Jihye Shin who is representing JYJ in Korea saying “We received a request from SM for reconciliation for both the trial in Korea and Japan. However we find it difficult to understand their true motive in making this request.” Recently in the lawsuit in Korea concerning the validity of the exclusive long term contract between management companies and artists, the Supreme Court ruled that long term contracts between management companies and artists are invalid, signifying there is a high chance that the Korean court will rule in JYJ’s favor in the lawsuit between SM and JYJ. It can be presumed that SM, because of this turn of events, decided that it would be better to resolve the lawsuits in both Korea and Japan at once by reconciliation. Also, the request made by SM to Attorney Shin assumes that the defendant [T/N: Avex Management] will follow SM’s instructions. Therefore it is easy to presume that the defendant is obstructing the management of JYJ in Japan out of concern for the wishes of SM.”
Source: Toshiro Ono’s Blog
Translation by: TheJYJFiles
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