This is a breach of contract
case, that means that he has to prove his actual damages. His actual damages are the payments that the company has refused to pay him. Even if he brings in other companies, this does not increase the value of his case to more than $5000 if all the company owes him is $2400. He cannot seek more from the client than their verbal contractual agreement for the work. Additionally, if he goes to district court he then requires an attorney because he is a company and he cannot represent the company in the district court as it would be considered the unauthorized practice
of law, since a company is considered a separate entity that can sue and be sued on its own.
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