Not my situation but asking for someone else. They are a contractor company and had a claim filed against their bond for $12,000. The company has also since gone under so there is no incoming cash flow. They haven't been able to pay back their bond company and is now getting sued for over $14K. Is there any way the bond company would be willing to settle for a lower amount if $8K is all they are able to scrape up so far and provide?