Holy Sh*t man, this is riveting.
I dealt with a similar layoff after selling my business to a company and dealing with a complete B.S. excuse for being let go. Long story short, the company I sold to acquired my business for 2/3 the cost and got all of my marketing juice to go along with it.
Needless to say, I will be writing a similar story about them in the future.
Thank you for sharing. This is an epic, shit-storm of an experience. Contracts are great…if you are dealing with law abiding citizens.