Have you contacted attorneys to see if you have a case?
i already have my share of legal experience. this particular case was not disscused with a lawyer, but i do know the steps i have to take.
How are you intending to gather funding? [...] attorneys work on retainer paid up front.
i constantly work with attorneys. if needed a dear family friend is a lawyer and will provide help if needed be (he owes me working hours anyway)
and you actualy don't need a lawyer to file somee complains (criminal and companies related). let me detail:
i) filing a complaint with ""consumer protection" - will probably not resolve much, just a real heads up "pay us now" if they have the money and are wiling to pay us anything
ii) you don't need a lawyer to send a complain to the fiscal authoroties about a company that sold a lot of services under the table and didnt reported the income, and didnt paid VAT on it
iii) criminal complain - again, no money needed; some legal help advised, but not mandatory; will trigger a legal criminal investigation
It's an extremely expensive proposition.
nope, is not. once under investigation, legal authoroties will provide some ligth. and at that point we will know if it is worth it going towards a civil case or not.