Good Afternoon/Evening Sir or Madam (Esq.)! My question is in regard to a client (of 8 years), who I recently saved from a million-dollar-plus citizen lawsuit, (which lost 73 of 74 contentions), based, frankly, on my meticulousness. (I am an Independent Contractor, WA State). The (former) client & I did not have a formal contract in place, but I can easily prove all the work I completed for him since 2006. Now, he is refusing to pay the last invoice (for lawsuit defense tasks). Since I didn't provide enough of what he considered an acceptable "discount" on the invoice, he promptly fired me and is now threatening legal action against me!? Since the amount is over $8K, I understand I may have to file suit in Superior as opposed to District Court. Any advice for me would be much appreciated! Thank you for your time and consideration!
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