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Please give us particulars. How was the photographer stealing from you, and what was the basis of your lawsuit? Did you have to hire a lawyer, or did you go to small claims court? In which state did this occur?
How was the rental store sanctioned to rent your work without your permission? Did you not hold a copyright to your own work? Were you working for someone else when you made the video? The details are very important for the rest of us.
Walking into any situation and saying “do what I say or I’ll sue” makes you look inconsequential. If you have the law to support you, tell the guy who you are, why you are there, and what authority you have to stop him. From that point, approach it from a business standpoint, and get all agreements in writing.