[1500th ANSWER]. You generally CANNOT collect for your "lost time" (wages) in a lawsuit
UNLESS they can PROVE some sort of FRAUD on your part. If you're not lying then he has
to "eat" his lost time. I think he's just a BLOWHARD trying to intimidate you into not suing
him because he knows he messed up with you. It's also highly doubtful he makes $300/hour.
Sue the blowhard and use your witness. Witness can explain to judge about his lying . . .
maybe witness lied for the blowhard? Good luck!!!
THIS ANSWER IS PURELY FOR ACADEMIC DISCUSSION ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY TYPE OF LEGAL ADVICE OR LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
It is highly unlikely that any claim by the potential defendant, for time spent as a defendant in your fraud case, will be successful. He can sue -- because anyone can sue for just about anything -- but it is highly unlikely he would win.