Ok, I think I understand. I have felt that if I add up my expenses and labor to get the project done, and take that off of the remaining 50% he believes is owed, then whatever that number may be would be my obligation to him. If I am understanding you correctly this is what you are saying as well. He did, however, try to back charge for his employees being there, because he said what we did to fix the problem was unnecessary, but said I could keep it since I was there. I talked with several other professionals about what he had done, they confirmed my belief and they assured me he did not fix his mess up the correct way. So his back charges were completely inappropriate, I believe, so I was disregarding them. However, if I need to address them whatsoever, should I just add them to the 50% and then again subtract all of my expenses? And, I should add, that his own employees did not agree to what he did to fix the problem, and that the only correct fix is what we finally did. If I am understanding you will you let me know please. Thank you so much for your help.
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