I contracted this guy online to write a computer code for me that would trade currencies for me in a very systematic fashion. Typically it would take a week for someone to code the program. I think he had the first version of the program to me within 3 days of paying him. It has been three months now and I still not have a working version of the program.
He has sent me at least 20 versions and I would even say the number could be as high as 30-40. I think I gave him plenty of time and I finally said, 'I've had enough. Refund my money and don't bother trying to send me the final version.' He has previously sent me versions that have expiration dates and the final version does not have an expiration date. So when I told him to not send me the final version I literally meant that I want my money back and it will be as if you've given me absolutely nothing.
So he sends me an email anyways with the final version and says our project is closed and if I want to take it to court I may. So I would like to take it to court. Even if this final version does work, I can't trust that it would work with my real money. I would test it one week and it'd be fine, but the next week it wouldn't work. This is because the markets would produce a trading scenario in the 2nd week that didn't present itself in the first week. This is why I see no point in testing this final version. I've given him 3 months to provide a working program and he has not.
My question to you guys is about where I can file for a trial in small claims court. He lives in California and I live in Massachusetts. Can I file the claim in Mass?
I have a very solid case against him and I've dealt with a lot more BS with this guy than I presented to you guys here. What can I do?