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Ok, so if you had an agreement with the company that you were supposed to be reimbursed for certain travel items, then they should owe you that reimbursement. Unless there's some provision that would keep them from doing so, they are in breach of contract, and you could recover for the cost of the reimbursement. Theoretically, you could take the employer to small claims court for that amount.
As far as the laptop is concerned, I would not recommend holding onto it much longer. They may start an action saying that you are unlawfully withholding their property, which could be a whole mess you don't want to get into. But understand that the laptop and your reimbursement are two separate issues.
One thing I would recommend is to think about the itemized things for which you should be reimbursed. You could put down things like plane tickets, meals, or whatever else was to be reimbursed to you. You could state that according to company policy, you are owed these amounts. Make sure that you put in the amount you believe you are entitled to.
Within the next 1-2 weeks, I would also recommend returning the laptop if it is theirs. This way, you can save yourself some headaches and if you are in front of a judge for small claims, then any argument they have regarding your keeping the laptop will be moot.
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