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Published March 09. 2012 05:01PM

Divorces started

Michael R. McCans Sr., 105 Syracuse Lane, Kunkletown, filed against Annette McCans, 2164 Municipal Rd., Lehighton. They were married Sept. 22, 1979.

Tammy Labar-Hoffman, 2120 Stoney Ridge Rd., Palmerton, filed against Andrew Hoffman, same address. They were married June 27, 1992.

Nicole Schaeffer, 143 New Alexander St., Wilkes-Barre, filed against Adam J. Schaeffer, 507 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe. They were married June 13, 2008.

Divorces granted

The following divorce decress were signed by the county court.

William P. Hetherington, 1151 Bulldog Drive, Allentown, from Deborah L. Hetherington, 45 Oak Hill Rd., Weatherly.

Alyssa Keller,260 Lakeview Drive, Lehighton, from Michael Keller, 331 S. Rock St., Shamokin.

Michael Sanfilippo Jr., 306 Second St., Weatherly, and Stephanie L. Sanfilippo, 315 Doney Run, Weatherly.

Jodi Wilmot, 20 Pine Needle Drive, Lehighton, from Michael Wilmot, same address.

Arlington Meckes, 51 Broad Mountain View Drive, Jim Thorpe, from Beulah Meckes, 172 N. Third St., Hamburg.

Kathleen Rooney, 210 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, from Kenneth Schlecht,708 South St., Jim Thorpe.

Shannon L. Hardwick, 160 Briar Lane, Weatherly, from Rodney W. Hardwick, 62B Packer Drive, Weatherly.

Roberta L. Brewster, 455 Beaver Run Rd., Lehighton, and Darryl J. Brewster, same address.

Satellite firm sued

Michael W. D'Amico, 730 Upper Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton, has filed a civil complaint against DirecTV Inc., c/o 2704 Commerce Drive, Harrisburg. The suit states at the times relevant the plaintiff leased the Nis Hollow property to Lisa M. Solt.

The suit states on Jan. 12, the defendant entered into a DirecTV equipment lease agreement with Solt. On that date the defendant, through its agents, caused its equipment to be installed on the plaintiffs' property.

The suit alleges the installation of the equipment was done in a negligently manner and without regard for the property. On Jan. 14 the plaintiff, upon viewing the equipment, notified the defendant that it failed to perform the installation of its equipment in a good and workmanlike manner. Details of the alleged damages to the property are in the suit.

A judgment of $11,600 plus interest, costs and fees is sought.

Contract defaults

Two actions were filed alleging defaults on installment contracts.

Caterpilla Financial Services Corporation, 2120 W. End Ave., Nashville, Tenn., filed against Alliance Sand Operations, 415 Golf Rd., Palmerton, seeking $95,312.57 plus interest, costs and fees, for a sales contact.

Ford Motor Credit Company, 1335 S. Clearview Ave., Mesa, Ariz., filed against Tara L. Keegan, 1308 Smith Lane Rd., Lehighton , seeking $3,706.18, for a leasing contract.

Disposal bill

Waste Management of Pennsylvania Inc., c/o 150 E. Swedesford Rd., Wayne, filed an action against Mercury Hospitality, dba, Pocono Inn and Resort, SR940, Lake Harmony, alleging a bill is owed for services rendered. Sought is $10,420.41 plus interest, costs and fees.

Bill owed

Kocher's Water Pumps and Tanks Inc., 2786 W. Beersville Rd., Bath, filed an action against Peter Ginopolas, 165 N. Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, alleging he owes a bill for water well drilling services provided by the plaintiff. Sought an amount less than $50,000, the suit states.

Credit defaults

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

Unifund Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio, filed against Lisa Green, 347 W. Kline Ave., Lansford, seeking $3,782.83.

Discover Bank, New Castle, Del., filed against Thomas Sipos, 203 Sixth St., Weatherly, seeking $17,638.48. A second action was filed against Sipos by Discover seeking $7,672.90.

Citibank, c/o Philadelphia, filed two actions as follows: Kerre E. Moore, 216 Smith Rd., Jim Thorpe, seeking $20,049.13; and Daniel R. Giniewski, 131 Iron St., Lehighton, seeking $11,408.92.



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

Wells Fargo Bank, Box 85071, San Diego, Calif., filed against Douglas A. and Melissa Bock, 313 Lafayette Ave. Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $151,030.86 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank filed against Joseph R. Catena, 10 W. Coal St., Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $79,532.66 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank filed against Everett Warren, 47 Donegal Springs Rd., Mount Joy, N.J., over property at 440 Acorn Drive, Lehighton. Sought is $174,233.88 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank filed against Lorrie A. Miller, 8409 E. Madison St., Broken Arrow, OK., over property at 122 Spencer Lane, Albrightsville, seeking $139,385.57 and continuing interest.

The Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank, Blakely and Drinker sts., Dunmore, Lackawanna County, filed against Louis Pugh, Box 405, Lower Demunds Rd., Dallas, Luzerne County, over a commerical property along SR940, in Kidder Township. Sought is $353,737.97 and continuing interest.

U.S. Bank National Association, c/o 200 Sheffield St., Mountainside, N.J., filed against Ana and Jose D. Maldonado, 2044 Stagecoach Rd., Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $149,006.40 and continuing interest.

U.S. Bank National Association filed against Daniel and Louise A. Dagorn, aka, Louise A. DeFebo, 414 S. Ninth St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $192,897.90 and continuing interest.

The Bank of New York, c/o 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, Tex., filed against Frank E. and Laura J. Destafano, 70 Tomahawk Trail, Lot 302, Tampuco Drive, Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $151,585.61 and continuing interest.

HCNP, 817 Broadway, New York City, N.Y., filed against Paul J. and Lori A. Hadzick, 210 Laurytown Rd., Weatherly, over property at that address. Sought is $107,564.82 and continuing interest.

Crash suit

A civil law suit has been filed by the widow of a Lehighton man who died from injuries allegedly sustained in an automobile crash.

Cynthia Shipwash, as executrix of the estate of the late William Shipwash Sr., of 85 Pin Oak Rd., Lehighton, has filed suit against James R. Barnett, of 107 Welden Park Drive, Wilmington, Del., and Gelco Corporation, of 290 Executive Drive, Cranberry Township, Butler County, described as an auto leasing firm.

The suit states on March 2, 2010, Shipwash was operating a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck at the intersection SR443 and Mahoning Mountain Road, in Mahoning Township, and passing through the intersection when his truck was "T-boned" by a Ford sports utility vehicle operated by Barnett and owned by Gelco. At the time township police said Barnett had failed to stop for a red light.

Shipwash and Barnett were both seriously injured and flown to Lehigh Valley area hospitals. The suit states that Shipwash died on April 15, 2011, from injuries he had sustained in the crash. He died at the Hershey Medical Center at age 68.

Negligence is alleged against the defendants for the crash and resulting death of Shipwash. Sought are damages in excess of $50,000 on each of 10 counts. Also included in the suit is Shipwash having a son and daughter.

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