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Carbon County Court news

Published December 27. 2019 12:38PM

Sues over accident

Shirley and Brian Tirpak, 10 Hemlock Road, Nesquehoning, have filed a civil action against William Bryfogle, 150 Lehigh St., Lehighton, alleging negligence on the part of the defendant regarding a motor vehicle action in which the suit claims Shirley Tirpak suffered severe and disabling injuries.

The suit states she was operating a vehicle south on Route 209 in Lehighton on Jan. 2, 2018, when Bryfogle attempted to make a left turn onto the roadway from a parking lot and his vehicle crashed into Tirpak’s vehicle.

Shirley Tirpak is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages on a count of negligence and Brian Tirpak is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 for his loss of consortium with regard to his wife.

Credit card defaults

LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, has filed three credit card default suits against separate defendants.

The defendants are Joseph DeMelfi, 228 Hudsondale St., Weatherly; Michael Scherer, 35 Third Ave., Lehighton; and Alverta Knaake, 929 Delaware Ave., Apt. 4, Palmerton.

In the DeMelfi suit, judgment in the amount of $1,370.19, plus costs, is sought. Against Scherer, the plaintiff is seeking judgment in the amount of $917.18, plus costs, and in the pleadings against Knaake, judgment in the amount of $852.75, plus costs, is asked.

Quiet title actions

David Keller, 1933 Route 903, Jim Thorpe, has filed seven different quiet title actions against individuals who owned properties the plaintiff says he purchased at a Carbon County Tax Claim Bureau upset sale held on Sept. 20, 2017.

In each of the actions, Keller said a decree nisi was entered on Oct. 9, 2019, confirming the sales. He asks the court to declare him the legal owner of each of the properties and to enjoin the plaintiffs from having any claim to the properties.

The defendants and the properties they previously owned, as well as the price Keller paid for them at the tax sale include:

Shie Lin Leu, and Charles S. Leu, Livingston, New Jersey, lots C1133 and C1134, Towamensing Trails, $847.

Salvatore LoGrande and Giuselle LoGrande, Old Bridge, New Jersey, Lot 25, Section 1C, Valley View Estates, $3,162.

Vicky Martinez, Talbot Lane, New Jersey, Lot 93, Section IIB, Valley View Estates, $4,046.

Clarence L. Nelson and Patricia Bradley, Missouri City, Texas, Lot 39, Mountain View Area, Bear Creek Lakes, $959.

Freddy Solis and Nereida Cabrera, Kissimmee, Florida, lots 33 and 34, Jonas Mountain Estates, Phase 2, $7,238.

Cyndy Kehl and Horizon Financial F.A., Cape Coral, Florida, 13 Big Boulder Road, Split Rock, Lake Harmony, $2,758.

Waldemar Wojcicki and Izabela Wojcicki, Copiaque, New York, Lot 238, Section II, Beltzville Lake Estates, $2,396.

Judgment recorded

Mariner Finance LLC, Allentown, has placed on record a judgment ordered in its favor against Sandra Canavesio, 7057 Interchange Road, Apt. 1, Lehighton.

The judgment, ordered by Magisterial District Judge Michael D’Amore of Allentown on Aug. 9, 2019, is in the amount of $1,995.21.

Mortgage foreclosure

The Bank of New York Mellon, Salt Lake City, Utah, has filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint against Victoria A. Bollinger, Victoria A. Hartman, Victoria A. Knabb and Matthew A. Hartman, 422 Bridge St., Lehighton, over a property at that address.

Sought is judgment in the amount of $85,823.72, plus interest, attorney’s fees and costs.

Appeals license suspension

Jeffrey LeVan, 2 Court St., Lehighton, is appealing the suspension of his driver’s license by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of transportation, Harrisburg.

The suspension was to become effective Dec. 10, 2020, for a one-year period as a result of LeVan’s Oct. 7, 2019, conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol on July 4, 2015.

In his pleadings, LeVan states at the time of the violation, he was “in possession of an occupational license.”

Complaint in ejectment

The Branch Banking & Trust Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has filed a complaint in ejectment against Dawn L. Saiani and Scott Fortin, 90 E. Cherokee Trail, Albrightsville.

The plaintiff states it became the owner of the property on Cherokee Trail at a sheriff’s sale on July 12, 2019, but the defendants remain in possession of the premises.

The bank asks the court to issue an order of judgment by ejection, granting it possession of the premises and authorizing the plaintiff to discard any personal property on the premises.

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