Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Patricia P. Heiland Smith, 170 S. First St., Lehighton, from Calvin E. Smith, 339 Kresge Farm Rd., Gilbert.

Adam Malik, 705 Foest Inn Rd., Palmerton, from Sherri L. Malik, 540 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Elissa G. Thorne, 133 South St., Jim Thorpe, from Christopher C. Thorne, 7 Lake Ave., Glens Falls, N.Y.

Divorces started

Tina L. Kerschner, 201 North St., Jim Thorpe, filed against Corey G. Kerschner, 44 Boyko Drive, Lehighton. They were married Aug. 16, 1997.

Rachael Jewel Zigarski, 1102 Bridge St., Lehighton, filed against Bruce Edward Zigarski, 39 N. Second St., Sunbury. They were married May 23, 2001.

John Gatti, 131 Scarlett Ave., Kenneth Square, filed against Dynise Balcavage, 429 N. 13th St., Philadelphia. They were married Sept. 22, 2000.

Alyssa Keller, 260 Lakeview Drive, Lehighton, filed against Michael Keller, 331 S. Rock St., Shamokin. They were married Oct. 8, 2006.

Peggy Sue Cope, 85 Dogwood Drive, Jim Thorpe, filed against Jason David Cope, 4445 Forest St. Lehighton. They were married March 13, 1995.

Melissa Marie Dorshimer, 2150 Johnston Drive, Apt. 9, Bethlehem, filed against Gary Leon Dorshimer, 1340 Fireline Rd., Palmerton. They were married Jan. 11, 2006.

Mortgage foreclosures

The followng actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

Bank of America, c/o 4826 Loop Central Drive, Houston, Tex., filed against Desiderio Morales, 1494 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $139,774.20 and continuing interest.

Household Finance Consumer Discount Co., 2929 Walden Ave., Depew, N.Y., filed against Ronald M. Engle, 607 Fireline Rd., Bowmanstown, over property at that address. Sought is $179,861.71 and continuing interest.

OneWest Bank, 888 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, Calif., filed against Aleksandr and Polina Romanov, 134 Stock St., Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $329,585.32 and continuing interest.

Fannie Mae, c/o 14523 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, Ore., filed against Debra A. Richter, 101 Chapmans Circle, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $141,352.63 and continuing interest.

The Bank of New York, 1100 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, filed against Rafaela Toro Lopez, 30 Juniper Lane, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $180,860.98 and continuing interest.

PHH Mortgage Corp., 2001 Leadenhall Rd., Mount Laurel, N.J., filed against Christian F. Panella Jr., 3940 Forest St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $168,480.25 and continuing interest.

Malpractice suit

Janet M. and Claude Ahner, 210 Avenue A, Palmerton, have filed a civil action against Dr. Mehran Armen, M.D, c/o 1791 Airport Rd., Allentown, seeking damages in a malpratice action.

The suit states on April 16, 2009, the plaintiffs went to the emergency room of the Palmerton hospital seeking medical help for Mrs. Ahner who had chest pain, vomiting and an ache down her left arm. After being examined and interviewed by a triage nurse, she was seen by Dr. Armen. The next day she was released and went to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. There she learned she had a 99 percent blockage in her left anterior descending artery. Later she developed ischemic right lower extremity and eventually underwent a below knee amputation.

Negligence is alleged against the defendant for his treatment of the plaintiff for reasons detailed in the suit.

Sought are damages in excess of $50,000.

Credit defaults

The following actions have been filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, 140 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk, Va., filed against Stephanie Kemmerer, 724 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton, seeking $13,412.34.

CACH, 4340 Monaco St., Denver, Colo., filed against Henry Lui, 138 Old Stage Rd., Albrightsville, seeking $3,052.44.

FIA Card Services, c/o 804 West Ave., Jenkintown, filed against Samantha N. Zeiger, 44 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, seeking $34,435.67.

Midland Funding, c/o 1060 Andrew Drive, West Chester, filed against Tonya Schriner, 14 W. Chickadee Lane, Albrightsville, seeking $1,337.25.

Discover Bank, c/o 804 West Ave., Jenkintown, filed against Beverly A. Scott, 22 Court St., Lehighton, seeking $8,119.14.

LVNV Funding, c/o 120 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton, filed against Jeffrey J. Rossman, 118 W. White St., Summit Hill, seeking $1,355.47.

Citibank (South Dakota), 710 E. 60th St. N, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed two actions as follows: Thomas H. Costa, 9 Assateague Way, Jim Thorpe, seeking $1,654.80; and Kelly A. Hannon, 723 N. First St., Lehighton, seeking $2,084.71.