"He pulled their site down," says Scally, "and
demanded equal partnership for its return. When they threatened legal action, he gave them temporary access to an old version then took that down while they were backing it up. He claimed they were tampering with it to destroy his work. (They were not; I was copying it for them.) When he took the site down, he also disabled access to their accounting system and all client access."
Sadly, this power move ended in the direst case: the clients "eventually walked away and are rebuilding the site. It's crippled their business -- they haven't been able to give their clients access (or bill anyone) for the last three months."