Divorce granted

Jeannette C. Smith, 610 Mosley Court, Chester, was granted a divorce from Donald F. Pensley Jr., 210 Lafayette Ave., Coatesville.

Credit defaults

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

Comenity Bank, Westerfville, Ohio, filed against Tany A. Roub, 130 Stock St., Nesquehoning, seeking $2,065.07.

Discover Bank, New Castle, Del., filed two actions as follows: Pauline M. Kibler, 417 Iron St., Lehighton, seeking $11,747.91; and Elizabeth Anne Bartosevich, 337 Second St., Weatherly, seeking $3,5323.73.

Midland Funding, San Diego, Calif, filed two actions as follows: John Starrett, 3285 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton, seeking $1,880.73; and Helen Stuart, 609 E. Abbott St., Lansford, seeking $3,091.50.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va., filed two actions as follows: Cindy L. Nothstein, 397 Hemlock Drive, Lehighton, seeking $860.99; and Henry Lui, 138 Old Stage Rd., Albrightsville, seeking $1,076.38.

Divorces started

Carol L. Sanchez, 360 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, filed against Stephan R. Sanchez, 7711 N. 52nd St., Glendale, Ariz. They were married June 30, 1999.

Kelly Simpson, 120 Lobach Lane, Kunkletown, filed against Daniel Simpson, 14 Pear Lane, Jim Thorpe. They were married Aug. 18, 2007.

Angeliese M. Bieling, 380 Indian Hill Rd., Lehighton, filed against Tony W. Hillerman, 136 Camber Lane, Mount Laurel, N.J. They were married Oct. 12, 2012.

Victoria L. Frisnedi, Box 377, Lehighton, filed against Marco A. Lopez, 4001 Twin Circle Way, Baltimore, Md. They were married Dec. 24, 2003.

Tonya Aliota, 475 Maxine Drive, Lehighton, filed against Anthony V. Aliota, 1402 Moore Circle, Macungie. They were married Oct. 6, 2006.

John A. Gentile, 45 Spada Drive, Lehighton, filed against Brooke Gentile, same address. They were married Aug. 20, 2004.

Medical bills

Two actions were filed over alleged overdue medical bills.

Geisinger Medical Center, c/o 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, filed an action against Joann M. Porto, 236 W. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, seeking $2,616.65.

Remit Corporation, 36 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, on behalf of Blue Mountain Health Systems Gnaden Huetten Campus, filed an action against Camile F. Riggio, 85 James Lane, Lehighton, seeking $3,8882.16.

Mortgage foreclousers

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

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 10790 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, Calif., filed against Marc E. and Judith A. Depersia, Box 65, Tresckow, over property at 29 W. Cherry St., Tresckow. Sought is $47,518.32 and continuing interest.

JP Morgan Chase Bank filed against Willard M. and Terri L. Fairchild, 227 Water Mill Rd., Kernersville, N.C., over property at 552 Franklin Ave., Palmerton. Sought is $65,962.39 and continuing interest.

JP Morgan Chase Bank filed gainst Victoria Amoroso, 113 Eaton Court, Brooklyn, N.Y., over property at 54 Sassafras Rd., Albrightsville, seeking $104,961.49 and continuing interest.

Ally Bank, c/o Ocwen Loan Servicing, c/o 1100 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, filed against Lawrence M. and Nicole A. Larthey, 707 E. Center St., Nesquehoning, over property at 29 Surrey Glen, Albrightsville. Sought is $194,922.67 and continuing interest.

Bank of America, c/o 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley, Calif., filed against Jolene M. and Kenneth J. Berger, 122 North Ave., Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $36,326.29 and continuing interest.

Bank of America filed against Alex Munoz, 161 Spencer Lane, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $236,597.50 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Thomas J. Garritano, 40447 Breton View Drive, Leonardtown, Md., over property at 226 Center St., Jim Thorpe. Sought is $207,769.45 and continuing interest.

The Jim Thorpe National Bank, 12 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, filed against Max Gasker, 147 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $23,845.88 and continuing interest.

Nationstar Mortgage, c/o 350 Highland Drive, Lewisville, Tex., filed against Blake Staas, 1031 Princeton Ave., Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $126,463.78 and continuing interest.

First Niagara Bank, c/o 6950 S. Transit Rd., Lockport, N.Y., filed against estate of Catherine R. Pisko, 112 Rhume St., Nesquehoning, and Robert J. Pisko and Ginger Pisko, and all unknown occupants, tenants, heirs, over property at 112 Rhume St. Sought is $19,690.72 and continuing interest.

Damages for fire

John N. Stange III, of 101 Sunset Drive, Dalton, Lackawanna County, filed a civil action against Rodney Bigley, 140 Delaware Ave., Apt. 204, Palmerton.

The suit states on Nov. 2, 2011, a fire occurred in the bathroom of Apt. 204 as the alleged result of Bigley, and/or under his care and control, allowing combustibles to make contact with an electric baseboard heater. The fire caused extensive damages to the plaintiff's real property as well as imposition of additional expenses and hardships, it is alleged.

Sought are damages in excess of $50,000 plus delay damages, costs and fees.

Suit over auto

Gary and Adam Snyder, of 1105 Wellington Circle, Laurys Station, Lehigh County, has filed a civil complaint against Joe McConnell, trading as Golden Road Street Rods, of 128 Main St., Parryville.

The suit states in September 2010 the defendant responded to an advertisement placed by the plaintiffs on the barter section fo Craig's List in which the plaintiffs offered to pay a full consideration, consisting of an engine and tool box valued in exchange for certain auto body work and mechanical work to be performed on their 1965 Mustang automobile.

The agreed upon value between the plaintiffs and defendant of the engine and tool box was $3,900 although the actual value of the tool box alone was $6,919.53, the suit claims.

The plaintiffs gave the defendant the engine and tool box. Additionally the plaintiffs also provided the defendant a number of parts necessary for the agreed upon work to be performed by the defendant.

The suit further alleges despite attempts to get the work done, the defendant has not completed the work and has sought a further payment for work done and to be done.

Breach of contract is alleged against the defendant and sought are damages of $7,573.87 plus interest and costs.