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If they refuse to pay you and lock you out, you will have to file suit for breach of contract. The judge will ultimately determine if you substantially performed under the contract, and the value of the services you performed. If they want to have someone else come in and do the last 4 hours worth of work, they can, but a judge will likely make them pay for the service you've performed thus far.
My suggestion is that you hire an attorney and send them a demand letter. The attorney will likely take it on a contingency fee basis, so you won't have to put any money up front. Also, it's likely they will reach some sort of agreement with you before you have to sue.
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Can they just refuse to pay you? Sure, but they will lose in court when you sue, and the judge can order them to pay your attorney's fees.
Only if you can prove that this job and the issues you had with him caused you to lose those two jobs. That is a difficult thing to prove, though.
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