I played a wedding gig this past weekend. My clients won't pay me because a cue was blown for the tune we were mainly hired to play. Despite the fact that NO ONE from the wedding party was around at all during the two hours I spent setting up to talk things over, this fault rests squarely on my shoulders.
They say I didn't provide the agreed upon service, even though I found musicians, reheased for hours, showed up early and provided PA gear. Everything else went smoothly and the main tune was played as the B+G left the church, as an attempted save.
In one strong sense, she's got me. In every other sense, I've been flatly ripped off.
Anyone have experience here? Does it sound like it's worth my while to get a lawyer? The cost would exceed my potential winnings by far, but I'd like to do this on principle.