Yeah, glad I don't have a cellphone. And don't ever tell me if you figure it out Vtwin, because I might have to then go get one.
Seriously, it's like "What, I have to convert 18 Quark files into JPEGs? Let's see what's going on in the GDF before I start doing that." "What, you're looking for a file that you don't have a job number or a description for? Wait, let me see what's going on in the GDF before I start trying to help you figure that out." Etc.
"Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo
I'm not an attorney, but based solely on what you've written, he most definitely does not own the rights just because he's used your work and not paid you. I mean, that's one of the stupidest arguments...