I'm in Canada, subcontracted for a company in the US. I have been working with them for 4 months. They refused to pay me for the last month I worked, giving a reason that my work is not up to their expectation. I told them this would go to court and that I can defend my work, and they threaten to sue me back for whatever reason.
We don't really have an official contract, but I got an email that states all the details. We agreed on hourly rate, not project-based, since they don't have a clear requirements set out.
Two questions here:
- I planned to sue them in small-claim in Boston, where their company is. Could my travelling expense from Canada be included in the claims?
- What could they sue me for? Even if there are some flaws in my work, but those've never cost the company any lost.