I designed a website for a company. They love it. They're not paying. I don't host it. I know the hosting company. I own the rights and its stated in my contract. How can I get the site shut down until they pay me?
State/Country relating to question: California
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Thanks for the chance to help with this. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.You can not...you can not "shut the site down"...if you try this your likely to face an "Tortious interference with contract" by the folks who owe you money.You can certainly sue them for the money owed...in CA you can sue in small claims for up to $7.5kLet me know if you have more questions
This is for more than 7.5kCan I write to the hosting company and demand that they shut the site down. Can I notify them that the company is in violation of copyright and IP.
If you get the host to shut the site down, they (site owner) can sue you for Tortious interference with contractYour better of suing them to recover.You can sue in District Court for the entire amount you are owed.
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