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William D. Edelblute

Kennewick Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. Is there a statute of limitations for filing charges of embezzlement?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    2. William D. Edelblute
    3. Joshua Sachs
    3 lawyer answers

    "Filing charges" refers to a criminal prosecution. For most felonies, the state statute of limitations is three years from the date of commission. However, for theft in the first or second degree, committed through deception, the statute of limitations is six years. If someone "changed" a tax return, contact the IRS criminal fraud division. This could be considered a civil matter by a prosecutor. Absent clear fraud or dishonesty, a prosecutor may consider it too iffy for a criminal...

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  2. Husband was in alarm activated bed in hosp., got out of bed, fell, broke hip. What kind of malpractice to pursue?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Steven L Shaw
    3. Michael R Crosner
    4. William D. Edelblute
    5. David B Pittman
    5 lawyer answers

    It sounds like a fairly strong case that the standard of care was violated, to not respond to the alarm in time. There was a purpose to the alarm, so they were aware of a danger, and did not do was was reasonably possible to avoid that danger. Especially where he was recovering from one surgery. An expert in the field of nursing probably needs to be retained to review it for an initial opinion on violation of the standard of care. This rises to the level of needing to be reviewed by an...

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  3. Should I have been contacted to attend the restitution hearing for my theft case?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Amanda Elizabeth Lee
    2. Raymond George Wigell
    3. William D. Edelblute
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, you should have absolutely been notified of the restitution hearing. it is a violation of the constitutional right to due process to not notify you so you could contest the State's evidence on the damages. I would ask the public defender why you were not, or what efforts were made to notify you. What should you do other than find out why there was no notice? If they did not send you notice, then a motion needs to be made to vacate the restitution order for violation of due process of...

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  4. Can you get fired for going to a gun store during break? I walked in asked a couple of q's and was out of there in 5 min.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William D. Edelblute
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Malosack Berjis
    3 lawyer answers

    As long as your are an "at will" employee, then yes, you could be fired for that, because no reason is needed, and the reason given would not violate any right. If you are an employee who can only be fired for "cause" then that would be different, but that is unlikely, and you have given no facts to so suggest. Union employees typically can be fired only for cause, but you don't state any facts showing you are union. Same with tenured government employees, or someone with a written "for...

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  5. How long in washington state do I have before I need to file an WC. How do I prove I have a cum. Trauma Disorder.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. William D. Edelblute
    1 lawyer answer

    If for a distinct injury, one year for the injury. If for an occupational disease, two years from the time the doctor tells you of the condition and gives you notice of your right to file a claim. § 51.28.050. Time limitation for filing application or enforcing claim for injury No application shall be valid or claim thereunder enforceable unless filed within one year after the day upon which the injury occurred or the rights of dependents or beneficiaries accrued, except as provided in...

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  6. Should I allow a PUD easement across the back of my property?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Shawn B Alexander
    2. William D. Edelblute
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    A lawyer would need to know if the PUD has offered you fair compensation. Another question is: what is the exact purpose of the easement, what will the PUD do on your property? The easement is the right for them to make a certain use of your land, it is not the use itself. You need to see the legal language that would be put into the deed granting an easement, before agreeing, to know the exact "scope" of the easement Other landowners who have granted such an easement should be contacted to...

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  7. What if you we're fired in Washington state after working for a company for 25 years?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. William D. Edelblute
    2. Jason Henry Schauer
    3. Beverly G Johnson Grant
    4. Christine C McCall
    4 lawyer answers

    You should file a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as the State Human Rights Commission, to investigate age discrimination. As to the alleged complaints, if it does appear there is discrimination, the employer would have to show the complaints were the true reason for your termination. You have a statutory right to inspect your personnel file, so make the request to review or have copies of your personnel file to them in writing, if they don't...

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  8. What are my options if my former employer is making accusation against me to current employees that are not true?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Saphronia R Young
    2. William D. Edelblute
    2 lawyer answers

    Ms. Young's answer pretty much covers it. A main concern is, what are your losses from this, there may be no monetary loss. And if what he is saying is "opinion" that is not defamation. You have not said that he is falsely saying you stole money, or committed some other crime which would entitled you to nominal damages without proof of actual loss. If your employer was maliciously making false statements of fact to potential new employers to cause you to not get new employment, then that...

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  9. How do I make a title change for my house?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Thomas Henry Oldfield
    2. Nathan D Sukhia
    3. William D. Edelblute
    3 lawyer answers

    As already indicated by another attorney, first the POA has to authorized that type of transaction. Since you have a trust relationship with her as her attorney in fact, the transfer has to benefit her. So an attorney would need to know why this is clearly for her benefit, or in accordance with her stated wishes while she was competent, to prepare the deed for you to sign.

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  10. In WA. does an employer at least have to tell you that you are terminated?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Michael David Myers
    2. William D. Edelblute
    3. John Robert Bonin
    4. Saphronia R Young
    5. Sean Patrick Lewis
    5 lawyer answers

    In general there is no requirement that the employer tell you that you have been terminated, where you were only called when there was work for you. It may depend on the context, in other words, how is the lack of being formally told you are terminated harming you, as opposed to if you had been told. It does not sound like there would be any remedy for this.

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