Why don't you guys actually go to court and get this contract argument settled once and for all? Then you will both know what rights you do/do not have and where you both stand, instead of this latest round of newsgroup/Drobe Comments open warfare.
All this is good fun to read, but I guess most of us would rather it was sorted out quietly behind the scenes.
If court is not the answer, why don't you all get together, have a working lunch and sort it out (without resorting to throwing food at each other!).