My question involves criminal law for the state of: Connecticut, USA.
I am Indian citizen and resident having software service biz in India. A Norwalk , CT based client used my services for more than 2 years. He kept delaying payment and since past few week isn't responding to my emails. he owe me around $7000 of payment. We had good biz relationship. We were like friend. We didn't do any contract. I didn't give him any invoice (he never expected too). Few times he sent money, he was sending from paypal, Western Union, and elance.com I want to recover money. Somehow I have exclusive access to his elance.com account (i changed password. so he don't have access now). He has his credit card associated with his elance.com account. I can easily pay myself via elance.com . and his credit card will be charged for the amount I pay myself via his elance.com account.
My question is can he do any litigation against foreign national in such case (if i use his credit card via his elance.com account to pay myself) . considering amount will be meer $2000 to $3000. can he afford to take legal actions and bear cost of litigation against me for this small amount which he already owes us.
If he can do this things. And if it can be trouble for me and my company, what is other way to recover my money ? can I file case in indian court and send him notice or what ? or do take legal action in US.
Please note I am residing in India and running business in India.