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I'm in California and recently entered a contract with a business owner to do contract recruiting for his search firm. Our contract was for 2 months only and at the end of the two months we would decide if we wanted to continue. I have decided not to continue and he refuses to pay me! In fact, he hasn't returned my call for days (after attempting to reach him over 50 times!). I almost lost my apartment, due to this fact. I have bounced about 5 checks (including on to the IRS) and am in danger of getting my phone cut off (he has also agreed to pay for this as well.) It's obvious he's not going to pay me. What is the best way for me to proceed with legal action? Can I sue him personally, or does it have to be his company? We had a verbal agreement, every 2 weeks I have a wire transfer (documented) on my bank statements, I have a contract he has sent me (he never signed), and I have all email records that will support everything we've agreed on. PLUS: I have written all the content on the website, is there anyway I can ask him not to use my work and immediately remove it?
Can someone give me advise on this?

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