Glen, good luck. Lots of us have spent large coin in the US. Most have been looked after the odd ones screwed. I know plenty who bought from Prodigy (inc me) that turned out OK and others that still are underwater.
Bottom line, if I got screwed out of $55K, I would go legal to. Principle if nothing else. Thieves should not get away scot free.
Sucks you are more underwater now than at the start, but as long as you get some emotional victory it's worth the $240K. Would be great to see NRE go through some time pain if nothing else
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