Zionsville, IN asked in Gaming, Personal Injury, Juvenile Law and Internet Law for California

Q: I bought some assets from a code dev and then put them into a game and then the co-owner banned me and stole them. sue?

Can I sue the co-owner for stealing my assets and my game? The co-owner is only 16 and I'm 24 the reason I even trusted him as a co-owner is because he had modeled and coded stuff for me for about 2 years on different games and always did a great job despite his young age and always acted about 30 never like a child so when I started a new game development about 6 month's ago I thought I would give him the owner role so I didn't have to be online for him to work on the game only for him to steal all my assets that I had payed for keep in mind only ever meet that guy online have not meet him in person I do know his legal first and last name because I hired him consistently over the course of those 2 years. Do I have a case?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Under California law, you might have a case based on breach of contract, unjust enrichment, or conversion. Since the co-owner is a minor, there could be some limitations on the enforceability of any agreements you had with him. You should gather all the evidence of your agreements and the work completed by both parties and consult with an attorney to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your potential case.

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