Can a web hosting service that is paid in full stop me from logging in and deactivate my website for no cause?
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Invest in an attorney in an attempt to preserve your business and investment. PRovide all of the contracts you have signed and all communications. No firm advise can be formulated without knowledge of all of the facts. Good luck.
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You may want to consider hiring a lawyer to send a Cease and Desist letter. While a cease and desist letter has little legal impact, it is a relatively inexpensive way to put the person on notice that you are not going to let these actions continue and that you are serious about pursuing your legal remedies. It also tells the person that they could get in legal hot water which will cost them a lot of legal fees if nothing else. This will often convince them to stop their evil ways.
You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.
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