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No Pennsylvania law § 2104 requires: (10) Requirement that heir survive decedent for five days.--Any person who fails to survive the decedent by five days shall be deemed to have predeceased the decedent for purposes of intestate succession and the decedent's heirs shall be determined accordingly. Now, a will can provide contingencies for if an heir ...


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The default provision is that the uncle has to survive the grandfather for his estate to inherit. A will or trust can have contrary language (sometimes requiring survival by 120 hours to 6 months) but it would be unusual for a non-spouse inheritor to have to survive by more than 120 hours. In the case of a beneficiary designation on a life insurance annuity, ...


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Possibly, but probably not in this case It is possible to make an estate the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or an annuity. For example, it is common to have the decadent's own estate to be a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary. However, to the best of my understanding, this happens only when an estate is explicitly specified, such as "John ...


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The personal representative is empowered by law (esp. §3311) to undertake actions on behalf of the deceased, and enjoys certain legal immunities against personal liability for their actions. The personal representative can do things that a random person off the street can't do. Until you are appointed by the Register of Wills as personal representative, you ...


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Yes, an HOA has a duty to treat all members equally You have my condolences. Dealing with an HOA board and/or fellow residents can be frustrating and exasperating. Unfortunately, as a practical matter, the high cost of legal advice often mean boards can ignore the law. In Pennsylvania, as everywhere, the Board of an HOA has a fiduciary relation to the owners....


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This follows from a term in your agreement: in opening the account, you agreed to a binding arbitration clause. The general reason why they can do this is because it is not prohibited by law to have such clauses in agreements (in fact, the Federal Arbitration Act protects such clauses from legal challenge). For the same reasons, the clauses can impose ...


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Would Multiple Coupons Stack or Apply Sequentially? Can you "stack" coupons as in the episode, or do they have to be applied one at a time? It all depends on the terms and conditions of the [provider's] offer. Absent a contractual language that addresses the issue unequivocally, the controversy would depend on the competing criteria of doctrine of contra ...


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"10% off" would be taken to mean "... from the original price" unless otherwise specified, even to someone well aware of geometric growth. Given that there are a number of loyalty saver schemes that stack percentage discounts additively, and that schemes disallowing stacked discounts make this clear, a reasonable person would expect that in the absence of ...


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Binding arbitration’s legal It is almost certain that the letter is simply restating the dispute resolution terms in the contract that you agreed to when you opened the account. If it isn't in the original agreement then they are proposing a change - you can either agree to this change or, as the letter suggests opt-out of the change. Or you can close your ...


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I believe the case in question is Bognet v. Secretary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, No. 20-3214 (3d Cir. 2020). The decision is here. The court gives a pretty clear explanation of the concept of standing on pages 19-20 of the opinion: Article III standing doctrine speaks in jargon, but the gist of its meaning is plain enough. To bring suit, you—and you ...


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There are a number of pages that are relevant, for example this (Lehigh county), this written by MidPenn Legal Services, this (PAlawhelp) and this (Erie County). There is no statute regarding emancipation, which means that the courts deal with the issue on an ad hoc basis. The process is basically that you file a petition with the Court of Common Pleas, ...


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Generally a car must be registered in the state where it is normally or usually garaged or parked, its "home base". If the car stays in Texas it should be registered in Texas, but if the car is with you in PA it should be registered in PA. One reason for this is that insurance coverage is based on the address where the car is normally kept. If the ...


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As far as I can tell, it looks like PA allows entities to choose between having a physical office with a street address and a registered agent. I. e. my guess is that the entity without registered agent you encountered has a physical office in PA with a street address. An entity that has no address for service on public record would seem a bit odd, ...


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