I wrote them a stern but not yet threatening letter, CC'd to my lawyer, and lo and behold, they responded same day. They sent a long, mildly nasty letter about what they don't like about my work, but now at least they agreed to pay $500. I will discuss this with my lawyer and see how to proceed with the rest of the money. > Sad cases like this one can end up being The Best Things That Ever > Happened To You, professionally, if you use them to figure out what > really went awry, decide what you *could* have done differently, and do > learn to *do* things differently in the future! Yes, seems I must revert to my old system of NOT just trusting people. Pity. :( > -dave (now wondering if this shoulda been an article submission) I think so. :) I, at the very least, am $500 better off than I was before I posted to this list. Thanks!