Originally posted by jellybear
Well,the azzhole has let us know how much its gonna take to get him out but the damage has already been done.Can we send back a brand new POS System that costs about six grand?A new laptop that costs a grand?He has access to all the banking and online stuff,how do we cut him off.?
Jellybear. I am sorry to hear of these problems you are having. I'll repeat what Scallion said, see your lawyer, ASAP !
Before you buy this guy out at his price, have your lawyer check the partnership agreement to see if his actions have breached any pre-agreed limits, and if there is a less expensive way to get him out the door. Also go to the banks and change the acounts, including on-line access to remove him and lock him out. You may need a court order to do this, all the more reason to see your lawyer first.
Best of luck in getting this straightened out. You have had enough stress with the surgery and opening a new business. I guess the one good point in this (if you are an optimist) is that you found out early how this partnership would work.
Personally, I am a pessimist, and (don't mean to joke, but you need to keep your humor), you can always follow this business strategem for dealing with difficult people - ask yourself ....
"What would Tony Soprano do ?"