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Schon Sues Cain Over JOURNEY Credit Card


According to Page Six, JOURNEY guitarist Neil Schon has filed a lawsuit against keyboardist Jonathan Cain. Schon claims that Cain set up an American Express credit card without telling him and that "millions of JOURNEY funds have flowed through it".


Schon's attorneys also claim that Cain hasn't turned over financial records that allow Neil to know how much the band owes him.


The filing says: "Schon has tried to avoid legal action, repeatedly requesting that Cain grant him access to the AMEX account. For many months, Cain and his representatives have represented that Schon would be granted access. But every time Schon contacted AMEX, AMEX informed him that he was still not authorized to access AMEX account records."


"As a member and manager and founder and leader of JOURNEY, Schon has the right to access and control Nomota's books and records," the documents say, referencing the limited-liability company Cain and Schon established in 1998 to handle JOURNEY's business dealings, with shared 50/50 ownership. "Schon must have unfettered access to Nomota's records so he can oversee and manage Nomota/JOURNEY."


The virtuoso guitar player claims that, despite many requests for Cain to turn over key records, Cain has kept him in the dark about their finances.


The suit also states, "Nomota's records also contain financial information necessary for Schon and his representatives to determine the proportion of JOURNEY's profits that he's entitled to as the founder and president of JOURNEY,"


"Schon's right to JOURNEY's profits is being controlled by CainSchon's bandmate, who Schon brought into the band in the 1980s — and despite all of his requests and efforts, Schon has been unable to get full access."


The siut continues, "Among other things, the American Express account of Nomota has been set up such that only Cain has control of the account and access to its records. On information and belief, millions in JOURNEY funds have flowed through this AMEX account."


The filing adds: "Cain is interfering with JOURNEY, refusing to respond to booking opportunities, blocking payment to band members, crew and vendors, refusing to execute necessary operating documents, and in other ways as well. Cain has obstructed Schon from viewing expenses incurred by Cain and his touring party on band tours.


"Cain has further refused to deal with critical, time-sensitive touring contracts for JOURNEY's 2023 tour and ensure payment for band members and crew, who Cain contends are 'non-essential,.' Schon believes those band and crew who are crucial to the band's success should be paid. Cain's conduct is inexplicable."









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