A question of negligence is at the center of a civil suit filed against Attorney Tresa Gossett in the Brown County Court of Common Pleas.
Gossett was appointed guardianship of an 83-year-old woman, Nannie McIntosh, in the fall of 2006, despite family resistance. Months after McIntosh's death, the family filed a lawsuit against Gossett claiming a "lack of ordinary care."
The claim was filed with a jury demand. Gossett responded with a counterclaim that the family was abusing a judicial process.
Monday [11/8], a jury of four women and four men were selected for a three-day trial, at the end of which they will be asked to decide if either the claim or counterclaim have merit. A fifth woman was also selected as an alternate juror.
The civil suit was filed by Isabella Bennington, one of three daughters of McIntosh. Bennington is administrator of McIntosh's estate.
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