For a while, I've been working with a company which has a website and several domain names. Last year in August (2013), the owner's credit card started declining so I stepped in and started to pay for it on a monthly basis. In this process, I also paid for the renewal of the domain names, as well as doing a ton of work w/o getting paid. In December, tired of paying the high prices of the hosting company, I switched the hosting company to alleviate the high costs as well as transferred the domains to me. Everything is now in my name since I set up the new hosting account. I told the owner (John) what I was doing, but he pretty much disappeared. Later on, I learned from John's partner John had been embezzling funds and there is a lawsuit going on. The old company was shut down and there is a new company in it's place. Regardless, over the past 12 months (all of 2014), I've been paying for the new hosting company as well as paying for the domain renewals. Now the partner is saying I need to transfer everything to him. The only problem is the hosting account has all of my source code for the websites, code for which I have not been paid for. Questions: 1: Do I need to transfer the domains over since I've paid for the last two years? 2: Do I need to transfer the hosting company to them? 3: Do I need to transfer my source code as well? My thinking: I've been paying for everything for a while. Plus, when the old company went "belly up", those domain names were left high and dry for anyone to take, but I salvaged them and kept them safe. There has been no documentation stating who owned what when the only company closed. Thanks for your time.
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