In this context, outsizing means inflating fees and charges. You can find more information at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/06/countrywide.shtm and file a complaint with the FTC regarding your situation or call them to see if they think your situation might be included in the settlement.
You should contact an employment attorney in your state to handle the appeal. Hopefully you have a copy of what you signed to show him/her. It's possible that the changes made could affect your situation depending on what the original and what the new versions say. It's also possible that whatever you originally signed may have barred unemployment benefits.
There's also Starmark that's a large agency in our area among others. I would pick a stronger mark to begin with as given the number of folks using star for marketing already, you'll never be able to protect your mark as it will be too generic and your use too recent compared to others, plus you'll be subject to possible allegations of consumer confusion and trademark infringement from the other prior users.
Depends on what was stated in writing, or if nothing, then what you could prove was orally agreed. You should consult an attorney that does construction law nearby. Keep in mind that contractors can take out liens on property for lack of payment.
Generally speaking, statute of limitations begin when you should have known there was a legal dispute. Each state is different, but most provide at least one year. You need ask an attorney or research the law for contract dispute statutes of limitations in your state.
These are questions specific to the lease she signed and the law of her state. She needs to consult with a real estate lawyer in her state. Based on what you said, it seems unlikely that she has to do most of what is described.