November 4, 2000

Fired Third Eye Blind Guitarist's Lawsuit Hearing Continued To December 8

(11/4/00, 10 a.m. ET) - Lawyers for ex-Third Eye Blind guitarist Kevin Cadogan and Third Eye Blind have agreed to move their hearing on Cadogan's lawsuit Cadogan against the band to December 8. At that hearing, to be presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken, both lawyers will ask for dismissal of some of the counts and parties from the suit. It's also probable that a trial date will be set for the case.

Cadogan was fired from the band after a performance at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January, and filed suit in June.

Among the claims made in Cadogan's suit is that $350,000 of a $1 million loan from Elektra Entertainment was transferred from the band's bank account to lead singer Stephan Jenkins's "private account without prior notice or approval by [Cadogan]."

Cadogan is suing the band for negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy to perpetuate a fraud. The guitarist claims he was promised 50 percent ownership of the band in 1993, but Jenkins was given 100 percent, unbeknownst to Cadogan.

-- Darren Davis, New York