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Lindsey Allison Bierzonski

Harrisburg Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. My father passed away 6/09, An unknown will showed up at his funeral, that was a forgery, What is my legal stating as his daught

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    1 lawyer answer

    As his daugther, you should have standing to contest the will because you would inherit from your father if the will is invalid. However, the lack of a Power of Attorney or Self Proving Affidavit does not immediately render a will invalid. You haven't provided very clear facts so I highly advise you to consult an attorney who can ask and answer questions to properly evaluate your possible claim. Good luck. Please note that this post is for informational purposes only and does not...

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  2. My father dies then my grandmother past a week later well is it true that all that was left to my father im entitles to gain

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Edward Joseph Smeltzer II
    2. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to what was posted above, what happens here would first depend on the wording of your grandmother's will. If your grandmother provided a statement indicating what she wanted to happen should your aunt or father pass away befor her, then that statement would control. Only in the event that the statement is not included would the other possibilities from the above posts come into play. A well written will does provide for what will happen should beneficiaries pass away before the...

  3. Is it legal for a company to hire only non smokers, but allow their current employees to continue to smoke?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    2. Daniel Sage Ward
    2 lawyer answers

    Furthermore, employment in Pennsylvania is "at will," which means that either the employer or employee can end the employment relationship at any time for any reason, unless it's an illegal reason. This goes for hiring as well. Employers can hire anyone or refuse to hire anyone for any reason as long as an illegal reason isn't a factor. Illegal reasons include discrimination based upon the person's age, sex, race, color, disability, religion, or national origin. There are some other...

  4. Verbal Contracts?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    2. Eric Eugene Shore
    3. Christopher John Lane
    3 lawyer answers

    There's a small possibility that you can claim you have come to rely on those payments so the payments should continue. The concept is called promissory estoppel or detrimental reliance. However you would still probably need to prove that you relied on his promise when you had the kids or relied on his promise when you say, quit your job or did something else against your own interest. There are other things that would need to be proven as well, so seek assistance. You probably would need...

  5. My job is causing me so much stress on a day to day basis. This has been going on for years now. I've had supervisors fabricate

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.
    2. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    2 lawyer answers

    Depending on your level of stress and the conditions of your workplace, you may also have a claim for worker's compensation or grounds for a lawsuit against your employer for intentional infliction of emotional distress. You have provided very limited facts in your question, so I would highly advise you to consult an attorney who can ask and answer questions to evaluate your claim. For instance, you haven't mentioned what attempts you made to address these issues through Human Resources or a...

  6. My mother left 1/2 of one percent of her estate to the "Diabetic Society of America" of NY, NY in her will. I am the executrix.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Justin C. Gearty Jr.
    2. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above poster. Sometimes the Court will give the money to a similar organization with a similar charitable purpose, so the American Diabetes Association may be a good substitution. However based upon the limited amount of facts in your question, I would suggest that you may want to consult an attorney who focuses on probate procedures before approaching the Court. Whatever the Court chooses to approve as the appropriate action to fix the problem will depend primarily upon the...

  7. Can my job fire me because I have been on fmla because of a surgery

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Harold Mark Goldner
    2. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    3. Robert L. Cullen
    3 lawyer answers

    The above poster is correct. To further clarify, please note however that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) only applies to employers that have 50 or more employees in 20 or more workweeks throughout a year. Employers with fewer employees are not required by federal law to provide you leave, unless the employer is "public" such as the government or a public school. The FMLA is federal law. You may also have similar rights arising under state law, specifically the Pennsylvania Human...

  8. Do i need an employment lawyer?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    2. Zachary Zawarski
    2 lawyer answers

    If you believe that your employer is discriminating against you on the basis of a disability, you may have rights that are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The answer depends upon your specific situation, what exactly you disclosed to your employer, whether you are fully capable of performing all the duties of your former position, whether they were trying to accommodate your pain, and more. You may also have a claim for partial unemployment compensation depending on your...

  9. IF A LAWYER FAILS TO FILE A CIVIL LAWSUIT BEFORE THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS,CAN YOU SUE THAT ATTORNEY?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    2. Willie Stephen Graves
    2 lawyer answers

    You may be able to sue your original attorney if: the attorney was properly retained by you to file the lawsuit, any retainer, bills, and fees owed by you to the attorney were paid, you were not in breach of a fee agreement or arrangement with the attorney, and the failure to file the lawsuit was through absolutely no fault of your own, or any other person or circumstance, and was almost entirely caused by solely the attorney's fault or negligence. In sum, the answer to your question depends...

  10. Is there anything I can legally do

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Justin C. Gearty Jr.
    2. Lindsey Allison Bierzonski
    2 lawyer answers

    Based upon the very limited facts that you provided, I would suggest that you contact an employment law attorney. Generally, employers in Pennsylvania can terminate workers at will with some exceptions, with examples such as illegal discrimination or workers protected by contracts. Depending on your medical condition and your request for "short term disability" and the termination, you may have possible legal claims for unlawful discrimination in employment based upon a disability, a...