Mortgageforeclosures

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

US Bank National Association, 3600 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, filed an action against Charlie Price, 490 Lake Drive, Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $196,297.33 and continuing interest.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 155 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, Calif., filed an action against Brian Fisher, 149 Susquehanna Drive, Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $143,091.26 and continuing interest.

Deutsche Bank filed an action against Ralph T. Shaffer, 146 Frost Ave., Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $159,691.40 and continuing interest.

Citimortgage Inc., 1000 Technology Drive, O'Fallon, Ohio, filed an action against John D. Roeder, 204 Main St., aka, 204 Main St., Box 193, Parryville, over property at that address. Sought is $68,821.84 and continuing interest.

Bank of America, 7255 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Fla., filed an action against Jill and Marc Peffer, 1306 Center St., JimThorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $83,144.28 and continuing interest.

Mauch Chunk Trust Co., 1111 North St., Jim Thorpe, filed an action against Eckman Lumber Co., 1280 Main Rd., Lehighton, and John W. Eckman II, 84 E. Commodore Drive, Cross Hill, S.C., over property at 84 Main Rd. Sought is $683,479.61 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed an action against Anthony and Joan Palumbo, 14 Red Oak Rd., Lake Harmony, over propert at that address. Sought is $274,122.26 and continuing interest.

Bank of New York, 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed an action against Donald and Rhonda Celoso, 1509 Mauch Chunk Rd., Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $141,462.37 and continuing interest.

Residential Credit Solutions Inc., 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Calif., filed an action against Caprice Thornton, 9 Gower Rd., Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $278,569.95 and continuing interest.

Credit defaults

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

Asset Acceptance, 28405 Van Dyke Ave., Warren, Mich., filed against Gloria J. Heilman, 3 Laurel Rd., Lehighton, seeking $18,795.59.

Arrow Financial Services, c/o 5 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, filed against Peter Briggeman, 520 Center St., Jim Thorpe, seeking $4,407.59.

Capital One Bank, c/o 425 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, N.J., filed against Allen Hoffman, 450 Plane St., Weatherly, seeking $20,582.06.

Citibank South Dakota, 701 E. 60th St. N., Sioux Falls, S.D., filed two actions as follows: Stephen K. Ruch, 2656 Hemlock Drive, Lehighton, seeking $4,991.26; and Scott Hunt, 37 W. Main St., Weatherly, seeking $13,370.25.

Divorces started

Kathleen Rooney, 210 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, filed against Kenneth Schlecht, of Jim Thorpe. They were married Nov. 30, 1996.

Sandra Kramer, 85 Cardinal Drive, Lehighton, filed against James William Kramer Jr., 1075 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton. They were married July 3, 1993.

Insect problem

James S. and Carol L. Snyder, 1156 Smith Lane, Lehighton, filed a civil action against the following: Larry Smith, dba, Smith Inspection Services and L&L Pest Control, of Box 48, Brodheadsville, and Gerald and Angie Berry, 51 Fairway South, Penn Mountain Estate, Lehighton.

The suit states that the plaintiffs and the Berrys' entered into a standard agreement of sale for real estatee at 179 Laurel Springs Rd., East Penn Township, Lehighton, on April 11. The suit further states Berry signed a real estate disclosure form, as required by state law, concerning the property.

On April 15 the plaintiffs entered into a valid home inspection contract with Smith for a log cabin home on the property to be purchased. The parties relied on the inspection performed by Smith and did purchase the property on May 29.

The suit claims the inspection failed to show wood destroying insects present in the structure. It further claims Smith only revealed finding dead insects not live ones. The suit claims live insects damaged the property.

Negligence is alleged against Smith and his firm and fraudulent representation is alleged against the Berrys. Sought are damages in excess of $15,000 and lost of home rental of $2,800 against all defendants.