The group has lost their legal battle against their agency, Stardom Entertainment.
Block B had filed an injunction against their contract with the company a few months back in January. Both parties have gone back and forth, claiming that what each was saying was false.
The Seoul District Central Court has dismissed the group’s request, stating that, “From the evidence provided so far, it is difficult to claim that the label purposely did not pay Block B. It is also difficult to say that they did not provide education and guidance. From written records, it cannot be said that Stardom Entertainment violated their management obligations.”
They also added that, “There is a possibility that the musical income of 430,000,000 KRW (approximately $385,000 USD) and the event income of 5,000,000 KRW (approximately $4,500 USD) was not properly taken care of. However, from just the evidence provided, it cannot be said that the label purposely kept the money from the members.”
The court’s final statement was that, “The label has promised to pay the members the part that they have not been paid. There is a big probability that the unpaid fees will be paid. It is difficult to say that the exclusive contract has been nullified because of a violation of management obligations.”
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Article by: KareBare
Edited by: Jenny