so about a year and a half ago now, i started a "company" with a "friend". we used to skate board all the time and we figured it would be a good idea to film and sell movies, make shirts, boards, everything else.. anyway, because he is (as i now know) a dead beat piece o'shit, he didnt own a camera so i spent $400 of my own cash into one so we could get going with what we wanted.. a few months passed, i went back to school, met a girl, and eventually started skating less. because i wasnt with that group of guys in the company we made all the time, i allowed them to borrow my camera under the conditions that if it got broke, it needed to be replaced by whomever broke it (thank god that never happened) and that whenever i needed or wanted it i needed to get it that day. a few more months went on, and i stopped skating all together but still had a hand in the company but slowly, the kid started making decisions without talking about it, spending company money without warning... generally being a douche and keeping me out of the loop. the whole time that went down, he also had my camera.
well that girl i met, now my wife, asked if i could get the camera back from this guy to take some pictures and videos..etc. so i called the guy and he said he didnt know who had it.. so i told him to find it, and i would call him back.. 8,000 phone calls later and a week of trying to track my property down, i find out he is lying about where it is so i drive to his house with my brother in law, and end up spending all night listening to bullshit and more bullshit untill i finally got my camera back. out of spite and anger towards that entire situation, i deleted all of the footage that was filmed by him and other people. when i told him all of the footage was gone, he killed all communication with me, removed from all of the admin access i had for company stuff, and did not remove anything i had contributed as far as film, pictures, art work, etc.
so my question is, is there anything legal i can do? I was one of the founders of a company and i contributed a MASS amount of time a good bit of money and a lot of other peoples time into it. and now, although the company is worth maybe $500, i have nothing to do with it.. I am not so much worried about making any money off of it as much as removing everything online that i created, and having him change the name that i came up with. is there anything i can do? or did i just get f##ked over? can i do anything to find besides kick him in the mouth?