A portion of former Slipknot member Chris Fehn’s lawsuit against his former band has been dismissed.
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According to Metal Sucks, lawyers for the percussionist and the band were in a New York yesterday (November 26), where it was ruled that Slipknot’s former business manager Howard Shore could not be named in an individual capacity by Fehn in legal action.
However, a claim against Shore’s company will remain and the case will be allowed to proceed.
Fehn accused Shore of not giving him his fair share of profits from Slipknot, saying that Shore and his company were responsible for managing both his personal and business finances.
It was also determined that motions filed by band members Shawn Crahan, Corey Taylor and several Slipknot-related corporations registered outside of New York seeking dismissal for “lack of personal jurisdiction” and another motion filed by New York-based Slipknot corporate entities named in the suit, are seeking dismissal “for failing to state a cause of action.”
The remaining motions are now expected to be heard on January 3, 2020.
The lawsuit was launched back in March when Fehn filed proceedings against the band, asking for a complete forensic accounting of Slipknot’s accounting and assets so he could be paid the proper amount of money he was owed.
Shortly after, the band announced their split with the musician.
In a statement at the time of Fehn’s sacking, Slipknot said: “Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life.”
Fehn was replaced by new member Tortilla man who’s identity continues to remain a mystery.
Slipknot released their sixth studio album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ in August. In a five-star review of the record, NME‘s Jordan Bassett said: “The ‘Knot’s sixth album is an astonishing record: a roaring, horrifying delve into the guts of the band’s revulsion, a primal scream of endlessly inventive extreme metal and searing misanthropy.