Carbon court news
Dustin Eugene Dougherty and Amanda Jean Everett, of Nesquehoning.
Daniel Patrick Harms and Lauren Marie Hahn, of Boulder, Colorado.
Kevin Schardien, 466 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, filed a civil action naming Knight Transportation Inc., 20002 N. 19th St., Phoenix, Arizona; Jarius Wright, 10946 Ansley Ave., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Tyler R. Patterson, 875 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, as defendants.
The suit states on Nov. 19, 2016, Wright was operating a Volvo tractor with trailer, owned by Knight, westbound on White Bear Drive/Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, when he allegedly improperly attempted a U-turn and his rig got stuck in a culvert blocking both lanes of travel. Patterson, driving a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle, with Schardien as a passenger, came upon the stuck trailer and collided into it. The suit states Schardien suffered serious injuries in the crash which are detailed in the suit.
Negligence and carelessness is alleged against the defendants and sought are damages in excess of $50,000 against each defendant.
First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, 257 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem, filed an action against Lynn Marie Minchhoff, 401 Main St., Parryville, alleging she defaulted on a loan and security agreement. Sought is $3,888,56 plus interest, costs and fees.
The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.
First Northern Bank & Trust Company, c/o Fourth Street and Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, filed an action against Pocono Resorts Realty Inc, 657 Route 940, Lake Harmony, over property at that address. Sought is $185,663.37 and continuing interest.
Nationstar Mortgage LLC, c/o 8950 Cypress Waters Blvd., Coppell, Texas, filed an action against Terri L. Kaczmar, 46 W. Ridge St., Summit Hill, over property at that address. Sought is $41,515.01 and continuing interest.
Nationstar filed an action against Antoinette M. Moyzan, 212 Broadview Drive, Jim Thorpe, over property at that address. Sought is $232,378.68 and continuing interest.
The Bank of New York Mellon, c/o 13801 Wireless Way, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, filed an action against Lyle A. Augustine III, 32 E. Diaz Ave., Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $145,724.28 and continuing interest.
U.S. Bank National Association, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, South Carolina, filed an action against Joshua B. Kuller, 321 North St., Jim Thorpe, as administrator of the estate of John G. Kuller Jr., over property at that address. Sought is $40,042.60 and continuing interest.
Primelending, c/o 425 Phillips Blvd., Ewing, New Jersey, filed an action against Anthony Tatasciore, 1121 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $127,171.97 and continuing interest.
Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, filed an action against Gregory W. Brown, 345 Stagecoach Road, Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $87,323.06 and continuing interest.
Pennymac Loan Services, c/o 3043 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village, California, filed an action against Wyatt Pursel, 535 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, over property at that address. Sought is $44,050.69 and continuing interest.
Ocwen Loan Servicing, c/o 1661 Worthington Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, filed an action against Ruben J. and Cynthia L. Zellner III, 327 Mahoning St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $64,378.42 and continuing interest.
Christina Pammer, 1325 North St., Jim Thorpe, filed an action against the Carbon County Area Vocational-Technical School Authority and the vocational-technical foundation, both of 150 13th St., Jim Thorpe; the borough of Jim Thorpe, 101 E. 10th St., Jim Thorpe, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 400 North St., Harrisburg.
The suit states on Oct. 31, 2016, the plaintiff was jogging northbound on North Street, near the intersection with 13th St., toward her home, and adjacent to a parcel of land at the northwest corner of the intersection owned by the defendant vocational-technical school. The lot consists primarily of landscaping and a large digital sign for the career institute. The property is narrow and does not contain sidewalks or pedestrian paths, the suit states.
The plaintiff, the suit alleges, had observed pedestrians traveling northbound on North Street, frequently walk and/or jog into the grass section along the eastern edge to avoid vehicle traffic and believed the property to be open to the public.
On the date stated, the suit alleges, the plaintiff was jogging northbound and entered into the grass area and was caused to fall to the ground after her foot struck a metal and/or concrete object protruding 2 to 3 inches from the ground. It is believed the object is a remnant of a former street sign. The suit alleges this created a unreasonably dangerous defect of the property. Due to the fall, the plaintiff suffered injuries detailed in the suit.
Negligence is alleged against the defendants and sought are damages in excess of $50,000 against each defendant.
The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.
Bank of America, Newark, Delaware, filed against Brandy L. Blackwell, 315 Second St., Weatherly, seeking $10,500.41.
Barclays Bank Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware, filed against George W. Jackson, 24 Hawthorne Drive, Jim Thorpe, seeking $2,208.77.