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 and JOURNEY 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
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