On July 9, the Honorable Dennis Hupp
, Circuit Court Judge for Warren County, Virginia, dismissed with prejudice Tareq Salahi
's $50 million dollar lawsuit against the rock band JOURNEY
and lead guitarist Neal Schon
After having his initial complaint dismissed on April 13 for failure to state a claim, Salahi
hired a new attorney and attempted to repackage what has been described by Schon
's publicist as a "legally and factually deficient complaint." However, after a two-hour hearing, Salahi
's amended complaint was, yet again, dismissed — this time with prejudice.
Spearheading the successful legal efforts of Schon
were Bruce Blanchard
, Esq. and Stephen Cobb
, Esq., shareholders in the litigation group at the Virginia law firm of Odin, Feldman, & Pittleman P.C.
Upon the dismissal of the amended complaint with prejudice, Blanchard
remarked, "As we have said all along, this case did not have a basis in law or in fact and was not worthy of the Court's time." Cobb
added, '[This] is more than a win for our clients, it is a victory for common sense." Schon
is currently prepping for the July 11-12 video shoot for the title track from his new solo album, "The Calling"
, which is due to be released later this month.
Photo credit: Travis Shinn