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Carbon County court news

Published January 28. 2011 05:00PM

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Elizabeth Labaty, 1425 Church Rd., Pen Argyl, from Eric Labaty, 1859 Dinkey Rd., Lehighton.

Christine A. Forrest, 300 W. White St., Summit Hill, from Kenneth E. Forrest II, same address.

Chad M. Kershner, 754 Princeton Ave., Palmerton, from Jennifer I. Kershner, 100 Ramapo Trail, Allentown.

Sharon Steigerwalt, 127 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, from Allen Steigerwalt Jr., 228 Mill St., Nesquehoning.

Divorces started

Betty J. Danner, 408 Murray Port, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Va., filed against Joseph Danner, 670 Lime St., Bowmanstown. They were married March 27, 1993.

Michael Isley, Box 541, Albrightsville, filed against Maria Isley, same address. They were married Feb. 24, 1991.

Rachel Ann Connor, 325 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, filed against Peter Jay Connor, 124 W. Chestnut St., West Chester. They were married Oct. 14, 1989.


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

GMAC Mortgage, 1100 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, filed against Matthew J. Rehrig, 71 Clover Lane, Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $119,467.21 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, Box 85071, San Diego, Calif., filed against Sydney D. Chase, 41 Shortridge Rd., Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $223,026.43 and continuing interest.

The Bank of New York, c/o East Royal Lane, Iriving, Tex., filed against Bonnie R. and William R. Lech Sr., 2473 Grist Mill Drive, Weatherly, over property at that address. Sought is $99,675.83 and continuing interest.

Fall suit

Erica Harrison, parent and natural guardian of Andres Nisen, 322 W. Ridge St., Lansford, filed a civil complaint against Deanna J. Renzo, 428 E. Front St., Lansford.

The suit states on April 29, 2008, Andres Nisen was riding a "razor scooter" on a sidwalk at 2 E. Ridge St., Lansford, and rounding a curve when the wheel of the scooter caught on a metal door which was used for access to a basement at 2 E. Ridge St. causing Nisen to fall and sustained injuries detailed in the suit. The defendant is the owner of the property at 2 E. Ridge St., the suit charges.

Negligence for the accident is alleged and sought are damages in excess of $50,000 on each of two counts.

Credit defaults

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

Chase Bank USA, 2006 Whiteclay Center Drive, Newark, Del., filed against Joyce A. Fadden, 151 Kline St., Weatherly, seeking $12,676.13.

Citibank (South Dakota), 701 E. 60th St. N, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed three actions as follows: Joseph R. Lentini, 300 Mountain View Drive, Lehighton, seeking $12,585.85; Ruth A. Halteman, 25 Mountain View Circle, Lehighton, seeking $6,469.06; and Yelena Hatefi, 650 Patter Circle, Abrightsville, seeking $2,860.99.

LVNV Funding, c/o 15 S. Main St., Greenville, S.C., filed five actions as follows: Roberte M. Hinkle, 428 N. Second St., Lehighton, seeking $20,006.38; Sherri Kostak, 1328 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, seeking $1,699.35; Richard Rutcosky, 311 Gypsy Hill Gardens, Lehighton, seeking $988.93; Patricia Maiden, 25 Berry Lane, Jim Thorpe, seeking $638.89; and Kristy A. Kennedy, 210 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,163.45.

FIA Card Services, 1825 E. Buckey Rd., Phoenix, Ariz., filed against Jay E. Grant, 4 Gregory Place, Lake Harmony, seeking $14,008.82.

Main Street Acquisition Corp., 429 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, filed against Carl E. Siegfried, 141 Tiffany Lane, Lehighton, seeking $2,487.84.

Seeks damages

Heather Embrey, 283 Little Gap Rd., Palmerton, filed a civil complaint against Trajam Inc., dba, Bert's Steakhouse and Restaurant, 416 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.

The suit states on Aug. 2, 2010, Embrey was at the restaurant and walking from the main dining room to the "banquet hall" when she stepped on an area of flooring which surface was allegedly deteriorate causing her to fall and sustained injuries detailed in the suit.

Negligence is alleged and sought are damages in excess of "the compulsory arbitration limits plus delay damages and costs."

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