My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: CA
I couldn't find a more appropriate forum for this question, but hopefully someone can advise-
My travel partner backed out just before we were set to travel on a month long overseas vacation, after substantial nonrefundable and nonexchangeable expenses have been incurred. I now believe he/she has fraudulently avoided paying those in his/her name. This person takes written responsibility for breaking the agreement to go, and has also agreed in writing prior to bear his/her portion of expenses associated with the trip. I believe he/she has unilaterally broken our agreement and is responsible for the damages of doing so, including reimbursement to me for non refundable expenses.
What are my rights to reimbursement due to canceling the agreement, and would I likely prevail if I were to resort to suing this party?