Originally Posted by getmein
If the links are under their control, I'd ask them to remove everything they have done and then see where you stand.
That would be the best option but i very much doubt these companies have control over their links. This should really be the first question any person looking for an SEO
company should ask:
"In case anything goes wrong, can you guarantee complete removal of every link in less than 3 months?" If the answer is no, i would think very carefully before going ahead. There is not one link on any site that we ever worked on that i am unable to, if needed, contact the webmaster and have it removed promptly.
With regards to legal action, unless its a large company/seo
agency, then you might as well concentrate your efforts either rebuilding a new site or working hard at removing the links yourself.