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Judge To Dismiss Chris Fehn's Lawsuit Against Former SLIPKNOT Band Manager

Posted by on November 26, 2019 at 2:56 pm

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Chris Fehn has hit a rough patch in his ongoing legal battle against his former band, Slipknot and their management. Today, representives for Fehn and Slipknot's former business manager, Robert Shore were in court. MetalSucks reports Justice Melissa Anne Crane indicated the motions to dismiss the case against Shore personally would be granted, however allowed the motion against his company, Rob Shore & Associates, to continue

Fehn claimed Slipknot and their management was keeping money from him in a motion filed earlier this year, setting up corporations that he was not aware of. Fehn had since been dismissed from the band, even though the statement has since been pulled from the band's website. Frontman Corey Taylor has publicly said he and his band are being wrongfully accused. Taylor and Slipknot management have asked for the case to be thrown out.

Lawyers on both sides presented their case and ultimate the Justice ruled that Shore should not be held accountable, citing the "default rule" where individuals are protected by corporate structures.  “I don’t think it’s enough to hold him individually accountable. It’s not clear he was doing something on the side,” she remarked.

Further motions for any other dismissals (including requests from Clown and Corey Taylor “for lack of personal jurisdiction”) will be decided on January 3rd, 2020.

For a more detailed analysis of today's court proceedings, visit our friends at MetalSucks.

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