It will largely depend on the terms of the employee benefits policy. It does sound like you have a reasonable argument. Find an attorney that handles insurance law, ERISA, or maybe even reach out to the New York State Division of Human Rights which has a department that handles disability issues. They have a form on their website and may be helpful. Good luck!See question
It is not advisable to disclose information during a law suit against the advice of your attorney.
That said, while she may have been suffering from a hostile work environment, she was not terminated or forced to quit, which will impact her damages. The fact that after discovery the company lowered its settlement offer is also discouraging.
She should listen to the advice of her attorney, assuming said attorney is competent and experienced.See question
It would not likely be worth it to pursue a judgment, would cost too much and the damages are not enough to justify it. But I would absolutely contact consumer affairs. Good luck!See question
You will likely need to go to probate in PA. Assuming there are no other instruments in play, such as a trust, the PA divorce court may transfer jurisdiction to the probate court on the matter, and if the divorce was not yet final, you may stand to inherit some of your spouse's probate assets according to PA's probate laws. If the divorce was finalized, you are likely not going to benefit under the intestate rules of succession. No will usually means the state laws on intestate dictate distribution of assets. Surviving spouses tend to inherit some portion, but that doesnt apply if the divorce was final. Best of luck!See question
It is quite common to form an entity to limit your liability in conjunction with an investment property. LLCs are the most typical, mostly because they have far few corporate formalities than some of the other entities. They also have other advantages apart from being simpler than corporations, like "pass through" taxation. This means you avoid the dreaded "double taxation" you've probably heard about, and your profits and losses are taxed at the personal level. But an LLC is not a terribly onerous entity to account for, if that is your concern. Your best bet would be to consult a CPA and/or a business attorney to discuss which entities make sense for your situation, and to give you a more complete picture of what is involved. Good luck!See question