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My business partner has used my client data base without my consent. We have a verbal agreement to a 50/50 split of all profits generated from these clients. I have sent him a certified Demand Letter demanding that he pay me my share of the profits including the return of the computers he ilegally removed from my office. I gave him 24 hours to respond. He has not. I have attempted to call him but he refuses to talk nor enter into a reasonable settlement with me.

Yesterday I received a call from his attorney.

My question is: Should I talk to his attorney do I have to talk to his attorney. I have not consulted any attorney as of yet. I was hoping to resolve this without having to.

Should I just go ahead and denouce this individual to the authorities and forget any further communication with him? I have overwhelming evidence linking this guy to ilicit and fraudulent acts.

Your suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thank you for any help you can give.




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My response:

Stop posting this on every forum. Someone will get to you, with a single post - - not FIVE. We have a view of each forum, and we see each of your threads. One thread posting does very nicely.




My first question would be, what was the purpose of his attorney calling? Has he hired an attorney to enter into a settlement offer with you? Was his attorney contacting you with a cease & desist order? If your "partner" has already hired an attorney you would be wise to do the same as there is no way to determine what he is claiming.

Prior to firing all your guns and threatening to turn him into the authorities make absolutely certain he can not claim you were involved in anything... make certain you can prove you were not. By simply implicating you in a made up accusation you will spend more money fighting these charges with the authorities than you may gain by your original claim concerning the customer list.

In either situation listed.... I would seek an attorney to feel youyr way through the waters you are entering. Remember, California has a lot of funny laws.


Thanks for your response........

Effectively, the attorney's call was to start negotiations on a settlement.

Yes I am absolutely certain my name is clean.

I might just heed your advice. Do you practice in So. Cal? If so, I would like to talk to you. Email me with you telephone number.

Thank you.



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