Whether you have a case against Host Gator will depend on your contract with them. I doubt it promises not to change IP's.
You have a $75 problem and you are looking for a legal answer that will cost you thousands of dollars. While I believe you should not have to pay for their migration flaws; it is important to you to be up and running. Pay the $75 and move on with your business.
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You should start by reviewing the terms of service and any agreements you signed with the hosting company.
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