Seoul Central District Court civil court 30th division (head judge Noh Mankyung) made a ruling on December 20th in the case filed by group Super Junior's Chinese member Hangeng against the management company SM Entertainment. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff in the lawsuit over the validity of the exclusive contract.
Hangeng filed a lawsuit in December 2009 against the management company SM claiming he cannot maintain his unfair exclusive contract.
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Edit: "The court ruled that, "the exclusive contract signed in January 2003, the edited contract signed in February 2007, and the additional contract signed in December 2007, all of the contracts have been declared invalid."
I'm so thrilled and yet sad at the same time. :(