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  • Is it legal for anyone to block a wire? If so, do they not have to prove the validity of why? Who enforces? Who enforce

    I am getting a loan for $10000. The lender sent a wire transfer to my bank yesterday. He called me about a half hour later & asked if I had ever heard of a company named One Click. I said I didn't $ he then informed me that a "block" was placed...

    Edward’s Answer

    Sounds odd. I have found this on line: https://www.oneclickventures.com/ Did you but eye wear?? I am not sure what would give them the power to stop a loan. Sounds like intentional interference with contract. However, you may or a family member may owe money and that debt may have soured the loan. More information necessary.

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  • I had the legal limit of 5000 for property damage can the other person sue me for the didference

    I was involved in a car accident and my insurance company found me at fault what happens if my coverage doesn't cover me fully

    Edward’s Answer

    Yes. Sorry for the bad news. The other person's insurance company may sue you for the difference. If they were uninsured, they may not think about it or have the $$$ to do it..

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  • Do I have grounds for a civil rights case based on discrimination of mental illness?

    Upon being hired I had made it known to my employer of my mental illness. He laughed it off. After a couple months on the job I required three days off to go for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Was treated roughly the same afterwards. Just ...

    Edward’s Answer

    Yes. Sounds like you have a case. You told them you had a disability, asked for accomodation (time off), you were fired as a result. Would need to know more but looks good.

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  • After 2 year contestibility period passes for a life insurance policy, will a lie about annual income cause an issue?

    I am the beneficiary of a 500K life insurance policy. The insured/ policy holder had the policy for 3 years and always paid on time, it never lapsed and it passed the 2 year contestibility period. I just found out that he lied about his annual ...

    Edward’s Answer

    No. There is a good argument this policy is valid as the contestability period has passed. This is based on the statutory language pertaining to what is the contestability period and the case law. Please note that insurance companies often try to take aggressive stances on payment hoping you will not sue.

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  • Employment issues

    I need to talk to somebody I just recently left a company because they were treating me badly and differently from the other new hires I just received my last paycheck from the place and I did not receive pay for the hours that I worked I was also...

    Edward’s Answer

    Sounds like you are being given the run around. Report your hours in writing. If they don't, pay, there are plenty of lawyers who would bring a Wage Payment and Collection Law action for you. The attorney get his fees paid for by the company if you win!

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  • Where do I get started on a racial discrimination case against my employer

    This is the second year in a row I was put on umemployment. I've been there before 7 other people and I was laid off first and it's because of my skin color and I was also called the n word twice and nothin was done about it

    Edward’s Answer

    Call an employment lawyer in your area. He/she will will assess whether you have a case and perhaps suggest that you need to file before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

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  • Can I sue classy cab driver for sexual harassment ?

    I got a ride from classy cab and the driver was coming on to me . Is that sexual harassment? He offered to take me out to eat ,commenting in my rear end and wanted a hug from me.

    Edward’s Answer

    In my view, no. You may get some to advocate a novel theory here, but sex discrimination law is focused on the employment relationship. He and you are not employed by the same employer. You can, however, report him to his superiors and he may be disciplined, even fired, for making a customer feel uncomfortable. Additionally, you can speak out on social media our otherwise as to what happened to you. Be careful to be accurate and not defame him of his company if you do. I would not take this later approach without consulting a lawyer.

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  • Can A 16 Year Old Married A 21 Year Old With Parents Approve?

    I Want To Know Is My Friend Making A Legal Choice.

    Edward’s Answer

    Unless the llaw has changed, it is legal. http://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-marriage-age-requirements-laws.html

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  • Is it discrimination based on sex?

    In a new company me and another female girl were first employees. For 4 months we did all required work: reception, telephone, some repairments (i.e. Fixing loose nail or screw etc), cleaning. Now the company hired two males and we were informed T...

    Edward’s Answer

    Probably. But is it actionable? What are your damages here? Have you suffered something major? New York may have different laws but while this is something that you may want to complain about after consulting a local lawyer I would be cautious as in the grand scheme of things, do you want to risk employment? Federal discrimination laws based on sex needs and employer with 15 employees. State laws are usually less.

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  • Can my Employer taxing me in another state?

    Employer is PA based and I've been working from PA office for last 18 months. Recently I've been transferred to Delaware for a 3 year temporary assignment but still reporting to the PA base frequently. My employer has started to tax me in Delaware...

    Edward’s Answer

    Yes, they can and you are wrong. You work a majority of your time in Delaware. A bit of baloney for them to characterize your assignment of three years as "temporary."

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