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Register of wills

The Carbon County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Jean A. Papay, has announced the following for the end of the month of July.

Total files opened in the Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court: Testamentary/Administration, 27; Incapacitations/Guardianship, 1; Terminations of Parental Rights, 1; Adoptions, 0; Revenue, 7; Affidavit of Death, 0; Miscellaneous, 2. Total files opened, 38.

Total marriage licenses issued, 37; genealogy research, numerous.

Acting agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, for the collection of Inheritance Tax: Collected, $483,132.48; Commission, $4,117.87 - transferred to Carbon County General Fund.

Total fees collected: county fees, $15,481.25; judicial computer fees (state), $1,073.25; state tax and trust fund (state), $758.50; county data processing fee, $847.50; automation fee, $375; guardianship tracking fees, $270; and interest, $0.85 Total collected, $22,924.22; total to county general funds, $20,717.47.

Credit defaults

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

LVNV Funding, Las Vegas, Nevada, filed the following actions: Shannon Palazzo, Box 1651, Albrightsville, seeking $1,896.71; Lynn Rehrig, 52 Dieters Hill Road, Lehighton, seeking $1,435.83; and Denise Kibler, Box 361, Lehighton, seeking $1,413.89.

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Lehigh Valley, filed an action against Brenda Enid Rodriguez, 617 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, seeking $7,719.63.

Citibank, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, filed the following actions: Russel J. Renczkowski, 107 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, seeking $5,222.47; and Carl Mondero, 799 E. Main St., Weatherly, seeking $4,926.37.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Virginia, filed the following actions: John Tamburello, 91 Mansi Drive, Albrightsville, seeking $2,552.55; Vincent Rash, 308 Bridge St., Lehighton, seeking $2,151.44; and Walter Lemelin, 53 Penn Forest Drive, Albrightsville, seeking $12,046.22.

Midland Credit Management Inc., Warren, Michigan, filed the following actions: Candace Desrosiers, 20 Race St., Weatherly, seeking $3,320.53; Jeffrey F. Kattner, 628 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, seeking $3,824.26; and Jonathan N. Dubow, 253 N. Second St., Lehighton, seeking $1,438.22.

Cavalry SPV I, Greenwich, Connecticut, filed an action against Ryan Sharpe, 443 Lake Drive, Nesquehoning, seeking $3,168.04.

Discover Bank, Bensalem, filed an action against Matthew Pascoe, 532 W. Main St., Weatherly, seeking $4,954.72.

Mortgage foreclosures

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

Rocket Mortgage LLC, c/o 635 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan, filed an action against Javier C. Guzman, and Keri L. Lindermuth, both of 91 E. Vernon St., Summit Hill, over property at that address. Sought is $134,247.71 and continuing interest.

KeyBank, c/o 4910 Tiedeman Road, Brooklyn, Ohio, filed an action against John W. and Carol Hofacker, 101 S. First St., Lehighton, over property at 77 Avenue A, Palmerton. Sought is $60,842.82 and continuing interest.

Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, c/o 3600 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, filed an action against Cory B. and Sarah M. Sherer, 174 N. Harrity Road, Parryville, over property at that address. Sought is $110,997.19 and continuing interest.

Finance of America Mortgage LLC, c/o 300 Welsh Road, Horsham, filed an action against Christopher and Jacqueline Quaye, 320 North St., Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $121,230.18 and continuing interest.

Loan default

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation, Box 9490, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, filed a civil action against Melissa Hoover, 40 Springgarden St., Lansford, and Verna Mascolo, 2085 Westgate Drive, Bethlehem, alleging they defaulted on a motor vehicle loan.

Sought is $3,552.16 plus interest, costs and fees.

Slip/fall suit

Mildred Morales, 270 E. Water St., Coaldale, filed a civil complaint against Done By Dunegan, LLC, doing business as Riverwalck Saloon, LLC, 101 Center St., Parryville, and two unnamed defendants referred to as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2, referred to as employees of the defendant firm.

The suit states on Aug. 2, 2020, the plaintiff was at the defendant business in an outdoor area of the restaurant, with family enjoying a meal. The suit alleges that “suddenly and without any warning, as plaintiff attempted to stand up and step away from her family’s dinner table, she was caused to trip and fall to the ground after stepping on a wooden board used for the bean bag toss games that are spread out on the floor of the restaurant premises.” The suit further alleges these bean bag games were placed improperly on the floor too close to the plaintiff’s dinner table.

Negligence is alleged against the defendants and sought are damages for injuries sustained and detailed in the suit.

Damages in excess of $50,000 are sought.