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Carbon County court news

Published June 22. 2013 09:02AM



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

Bank of America, c/o 475 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville, N.Y., filed against June I. Matthews, 2800 Longtown Rd., Ridgeway, S.C., over property at 107 Hawthorne Drive, Jim Thorpe. Sought is $164,332.61 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Eric Schwartz, 402 Lenape Lane, Phillipsburg, N.J., over property at 194 Pine Point Drive, Lake Harmony. Sought is $246,503.20 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank filed against Sean Bednar, 1122 S. 10th St., Emmaus, over property at 607 E. Abbott St., Lansford. Sought is $47,970.35 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank filed against unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons of interest, property of Martin J. Bednarek Sr., deceased, property at 11 Long Brook Way, Albrightsville. Sought is $93,599.25 and continuing interest.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, c/o 3415 Vision Drive, Columbus, Ohio, filed against Benjamin D. Wilson, 819 North St., Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $99,623.72 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.

Citibank, Sioux Falls, S.D., filed against John R. Reilley, 8 First Lane, Jim Thorpe, seeking $7,123.28.

CACH, Denver, Colo., filed against George Fetch, individually, and dba, Energy Homes, 80 Palm Circle, Lehighton, seeking $2,299.09 (as a line of credit default).

American Express Centurion Bank, Salt Lake City, UT., filed against Eugene Rooney, 425 Forest Drive, Palmerton, seeking $4,239.92.

Barclays Bank of Delaware, Wilmington, Del., filed against Michael P. Darcy, 165 Long Fellow Circle, Albrightsville, seeking $3,283.59.

Electric bill

PPL Electric Utilities Corp., 2 N. Ninth St., Allentown, filed an action against John R. Lennon Jr., and Jim Thorpe Auto Rentals, 200 North St., Jim Thorpe.

The suit alleges the defendant Lennon was operating a vehicle and damaged a utility pole in the vicinity of 200 North St., Jim Thorpe. The incident occurred on June 20, 2011. Sought is damages of $4,819.75 plus interest, punitive damages, and delay damages.

Loan defaults

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, 7495 Montevideo Rd., Jessup., Md., filed two actions alleging the defendants have defaulted on loans.

An action was filed against Zachary and Linda Lesko, 525 W. Main St., Weatherly, seeking $6,851.50; and against Leslie Mazur, 249 Lauderburn Ave., Weatherly, and Thomas Mazur, 1297 Quakake Rd., Hazleton, seeking $3,396.57.

Each action also seeks costs, fees, and interest.

Divorces started

Michelle J. Bozarth, 110 S. Chestnut St., Mount Carmel, filed against Christopher Bozarth, 522 Route 9, Waretown, N.J. They were married Sept. 7, 2010.

Rosanne M. Ashley, 84 Deer View Drive, Jim Thorpe, filed against Mark W. Ashley, same address. They were married May 27, 2005.

Wrongful firing

Richard and Janice Druzba, 6 Mountain View Court, Hamburg, has filed a civil action against Jeff Persing, dba, 443 Auto Sales, 2848 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton, alleging wrongful termination.

The suit states Richard Druzba was employed by the defendant firm in the springtime of 2011 as an auto mechanic in the maintenance and service shop.

On Feb. 7 the plaintiff injured his back while working in the shop, with the injury detailed in the suit.

The suit claims Druzba began an aggressive rehabilitation regimen for the purpose of returning to work as quickly as possible. The plaintiff maintained communication with Persing, who advised the plaintiff he would be able to return to work after being cleared, the suit states.

The plaintiff returned to work on March 22 and was immediately given the task by Persing to replace a motor in a minivan. While working on the van, in the presence of senior members of the staff observing, Persing allegedly enraged, entered the garage area criticizing the manner the plaintiff was installing the motor, the suit goes on to state.

When he attempted to explain what he was doing, the suit states, Persing yelled at him that he was fired. The plaintiff was then told to leave.

The suit alleges wrong termination and lost of consortium and seek damages not in excess of $50,000.

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