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Ultimately, you don't have to prove that you weren't in a business relationship; she has to prove that you were.
Without a written agreement or some testimony that you had a verbal agreement, I don't see a way she could win, based on what you've told me.
She would need either a written contract or some testimony that you verbally intended to form a partnership (even with testimony that there was a verbal agreement, she would still have a difficult case).
Under normal circumstances, yes, but the partnership agreement would spell all of that out. Absent a partnership agreement or some contract binding the two of you together, she would have a difficult - if not impossible - time making a claim to the profits.
Correct. If you had a partnership, the manufacturer would have written a check to A&B Partnership, or whatever you would have been called. The fact that they paid you separately is very strong evidence in your favor. If need be, you could call someone from the company to testify to that fact.
Based on what you've told me, I can't see any reason that a court would find that a partnership existed.
Yes, I've seen cases where someone attempted to go back and say the parties intended to enter into a partnership, but never got around to signing the paperwork. Even then, a judge found that none existed. You are in a better position than that.
In this case, she has neither the law or facts on her side. The only way she could win, based on the facts as you've described them, is if you fail to show up and defend yourself, in which case she would get a default judgment.
Also, if a judge simply ignored the law and awarded her the money anyway, you would have a strong case on appeal.
Obviously, nobody can guarantee anything, but, simply put, her case is very, very weak.
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