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Will Former EXO Members Luhan and Kris End Up in Court to Settle their Contract Nullification Case?Instagram/Luhan, Facebook/EXO

Former EXO members Luhan and Kris (Wu Yifan) have once again failed to settle their contract nullification case with the popular South Korean record label SM Entertainment.

The young celebs, who left the South Korean-Chinese K-pop boy band in last May and October respectively, had their third and second round of court ordered mediation with the company on 16 January.

The meeting was held at the Seoul Central District Court in Seochogu, South Korea at around 10.20 am (KST), reported allKpop.

After their discussion with the entertainment company, the legal representative of Luhan and Kris informed the media that the "mediation resulted in no settlement" and they have set another date for next meeting. 

However, he refused to reveal further details on the court ordered negotiation meeting with the record label. The lawyer of SM Entertainment is also tight lipped on the legal proceedings of the contract nullification case with the former EXO members.

But if the case is not settled through mediation, it will be taken to court for standard civil proceedings and the activities of Kris and Luhan will be put on hold for a long time.

So it remains to be seen whether the two singers will agree for a comprimise in the next round of mediation or will take the case to the court for further legal proceedings.

Kris and Luhan, who were part of the K-pop boy band EXO since 2010, sued SM Entertainment last year stating several professional reasons.

While Kris spoke about the record label's unfair distribution of profits, tight schedule and exploitation of basic human rights, Luhan talked about the differentiation of treatment the company had between EXO-K and EXO-M.

"SM treated EXO-K differently from how they treated the EXO-M members with Chinese members. From the beginning of our debut, EXO-K received support from SM and actively did promotions, but EXO-M had no promotions, received no financial backing, and endured a difficult time," said the celeb.

In the mean time, the singers have reportedly stepped into acting world with different projects. While Kris will be part of the film "Somewhere Only We Know", Luhan will be seen in a Chinese remake of the Korean film "29, Once Again". Both the movies are scheduled to hit theatres this year.