It is not possible to see whether or not this company is a corporation
or not. I will explain why below in a second.
Either way, you and others have a claim for breach of contract
here - this is very textbook. Under New York law, an action for breach of contract requires proof of (1) a contract
; (2) performance of the contract by one party; (3) breach by the other party; and (4) damages. Rexnord Holdings, Inc. v. Bidermann, 21 F.3d 522, 525 (2d Cir. 1994) (applying New York law)
If this was a corporation, then you can only sue the corporation and not the person behind it. If this was not a corporation, then you can sue the business and
the person behind it.
At $900, this is a small claims
court matter - see here
. You may file a case going off the step by step on said website. Hopefully, the studio will pay you back upon you filing suit (or threatening to do so), or, if you get judgment, you may enforce it by attaching accounts of the business (and owner, if not incorporated).
I hope this helps and clarifies. Best of luck.
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