Truffle has a good point here, actually. With Conguero admitting that the first GM was at fault, and if what has been said of the circumstances is true, Truffle conducted himself in good faith. The fault is entirely on the 1st GM's actions, and to Truffle, he seemingly is being punished. Which would not be the case if not for the fallibility of the 1st GM. Some reasonable compensation would be expected in a "normal" scenario.
Good luck with a case, if you get to discovery give me a call! Will work pro bono!