About two years ago my dad laid me off from our family business due to him getting into a car accident that put him behind bars for the next 3-6 yrs. My dad's now ex-fiance has been claiming I just didnt come back to work one day. It's been two years and the appeal is at commonwealth level. I received a brief from my ex-employers that they submitted and as I read through it there are numerous lies that I can prove are incorrect. Is there anything I can do about this? Can I write to the court? I don't want them to believe her lies and then they re-reverse their decision... she makes it personal by attacking my fiance accusing her of lying to get my benefits. I have talked to literally hundreds of local lawyers and none of them have ever seen a case make it to commonwealth court. Help!!!
No, you can't write to the court. That's considerd what is called an ex parte communication, and is frowned upon by the court. Do you have a lawyer? If not, I suggest you get one. The Commonwealth Court makes its decision based upon the record made in the lower court. With few exceptions it's an appellate court, and new facts cannot be alleged at their level. I'm not sure where you are in the proceeding, but an attorney could file a responsive brief pointing out the flaws in the other side's argument.
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