worked for a friend of mines company on commission only I was on a W9. I sold 3 different items to a company totaling around $10,000. the company went bankrupt and didn't pay the bill. He still owes me some commissions on other items totaling around $700. I asked him for payment and he told me he was going to sue me for gross negligence claiming I new the companies financial status if I went to small claims court for the $700.
The only time I new the financial status of the company was after all 3 items had been approved, ordered paid for by him. His other business partner told me they where on a credit hold with another company for lack of paying.
Should I just drop the money he owes me or do I have a case and does he?