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Neal And Michaele Schon Win $290K In San Francisco Wedding Settlement!

Back in February, we reported that the lead guitarist and founder of the rock band Journey, Neal Schon sued the City of San Francisco for overcharging him in permit fees for his lavish 2013 wedding with former Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Schon (formerly known as Michaele Salahi).

Now it looks like the City of San Francisco will pay  the couple $290,000 to settle the lawsuit.

“We’re glad we could reach an amicable resolution to the dispute and wish the Schons every happiness in married life,” said Matt Dorsey, a spokesman for City Attorney Dennis Herrera.

Neal Schon married Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi in December 2013 at the Palace of Fine Arts with a reception at an adjacent building that once housed the Exploratorium science museum.

Schon said he agreed to pay the city $58,000 for the use, but was surprised to learn days before the wedding that he would have to pay $240,000 for the opulent event to go on. He reluctantly paid, likening the price hike to "extortion."

The couple sued in federal court in February, claiming that the city unfairly jacked up the fee after learning the couple planned to broadcast the event on pay-per-view, reports Billboard.

In a statement, Michaele Schon called the city's conduct "reprehensible" and said "hopefully, this will make the city think twice before doing this to anyone else in the future."

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