Journey has been dealing with some legal issues between its current and former members as of late. Now, there’s a new lawsuit filed between two current members: Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain.
Schon has filed a lawsuit against Cain in the Superior Court of the State of California. Per the documents filed on behalf of Schon, the guitarist is requesting access to and records for an American Express credit card that belongs to the LLC Journey uses for its business dealings. Schon alleges Cain has been in control of the credit card. Despite requests for access to the credit card and its records, Schon has been denied.
The documents state, “Schon and Defendant Cain are the 50-50 owners, members, and managers of an entity known as Nomota, LLC (“Nomota”), through which Journey operates… The AMEX account is a Journey account, not a personal account of Cain. On information and belief, millions in Journey funds have flowed through this AMEX account.”
Additionally, Schon’s filing levies other allegations against Cain. Among them are “…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 not commented publicly or through a representative on the lawsuit from Schon as of publishing.
In September, former singer Steve Perry filed a petition against his former bandmates Schon and Cain over trademark registrations of 20 popular Journey songs. Perry alleges in his petition Schon and Cain didn’t have the legal grounds to file for trademarks. He also claims he should have been notified of the registrations per a previous legal agreement relating to various Journey compositions that were created when Perry was still in the band.