Fall suit

Monica Matula, 229 W. Abbott St., Lansford, filed a civil action against Thomas and Betty Ferrence, 539 E. Center St., Nesquehoning.

The suit states on June 29, 2011, the plaintiff was a invited guest at 7-9 Ludlow St., Summit Hill, property that is owned by the defendants, when she was caused to slip, trip and stumble while descending a stairway located on the right side of the building. She sustained injuries detailed in the suit.

Carelessness and negligence is alleged against the defendants and sought are damages in excess of the arbitration amount.

Credit defaults

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

Portolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va., filed three actions as follows: Francis W. Hannon, 723 N. First St., Lehighton, seeking $1,573.51; Brian Kunkel, 184 Yard St., Nesquehoning, seeking $1,865.35; and Richard Sillers, 364 Beaver Run Rd., Lehighton, seeking $2,252.56.

Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, filed three actions as follows: Margaret E. Hoffman, 225 Aspen Lane, Weatherly, seeking $3,894.48; Robert W. Schafer, 360 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, seeking $13,538.30; and Douglas Eckhart, 4150 Hahns Dairy Rd., Palmerton, seeking $2,786.74.

CACH, Denver, Colo., filed two actions as follows: Marlon D. Kirk, 825 E. Ridge St., Lansford, seeking $3,609.56; and Dawn Vanhorn, 197 Chippewa Trail, Albrightsville, seeking $8,650.56.

Capital One Bank, Philadelphia, filed two actions as follows: Devin J. Dunwoodie, 777 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, seeking $3,606.31; and James Delong, 797 Elm St., Lehighton, seeking $7,576.36.

Midland Funding, Philadelphia, filed against Michael S. Mahn, 219 Panther Run Rd., Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,926.88.

Divorce started

Pamela J. Nickerson, 4145 Fireline Rd., Palmerton, filed against John James Nickerson Sr., 455 Twin Flower Circle, Kunkletown. They were married June 12, 2010.

Mortgage foreclosures

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

ESSA Bank and Trust, c/o 712 Monroe St., Stroudsburg, filed against Robert M. Stelling, as administrator for the estate of Robert B. Stelling, deceased, and Margaret Stelling, deceased, over property at Lot 208, Section D, Mountain Rd., Indian Mountain Lakes, Penn Forest Township. Sought is $17,086.38 and continuing interest.

Household Finance Consumer Discount Company, c/o 2929 Walden Ave., Depew, N.Y., filed against Ronald M. Engle, 2980 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton, over property at 607 Fireline Rd., Bowmanstown. Sought is $229,162.50 and continuing interest.