My former CTO hired his friend to do the programming for our start up (no formal contract). We didn’t have enough money to finish the build but paid about 3/4 of the $50,000 fee. I never saw a line of code or even a report on what was done.
Now we are rolling up (many reasons, including never finishing the build of the product) and I want to know if I should get my money back since none of the code was ever shipped, delivered or even shown to me.
The freelancer contends that I still owe him the outstanding balance- I say he owes me what I paid since I never even got the part of the work that I paid for.
What do you think?