Boards of arbitration handed down verdicts in six civil suits after hearings held in the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

In the suit brought by Berger Construction Company, Freeland, versus Carl and Susan Yackanicz, 1 Archery Club Road, New Ringgold, the board ruled in favor of the company awarding damages of $41,579.38 plus $5,031.58 in counsel fees. The suit was for installing a metal roof on a warehouse building owned by Yackaniczs and houses their business known as Nifty Fifties, a business dealing in used automobile parts. Yackaicz complained about the workmanship on the roof and claimed it must be replaced.

In the suit brought by Murphy Family Limited Partnership, by principal partner, Patrick J. Murphy, Pottsville, versus Renee L. Maley, Pottsville, the board ruled Maley has to pay $3,007.15 for breach of lease on an apartment she rented owned by the partnership. Maley denied the charges

Kimberly A. Kufro, Lewes, DeL., brought suit against Richard J. Kufro, Ashland, claiming he was in arrears in spousal support and the board awarded her $5,900 in past due support plus $750 legal fees.

An arbitration board ruled Rochelle L. Tobias, Auburn, owed Discover Bank, of New Albany, Ohio, $7,487.37 on her credit card. David F. Parlik, Tremont, was ruled liable to HSBC Bank, Los Vegas, Nev., $11,227.98 on his credit card and Debbie J. Rolthermel, Pottsville, to Chase Bank, N.A., San Antoniio, Tex., $11,583.54 on her credit card.