$10K awarded in civil lawsuit

Staff Reports

LISBON — A woman who sued her neighbors after she believed their son responsible for painting vulgarities on her home and property, won a civil case recently in Common Pleas Court.

Jill Brothers, Tomahawk Drive, Negley, the plaintiff in the case, was awarded $10,578 plus interest, from her neighbors, David and Alissa Nixon, after a jury ruled in the Brothers’ favor following several days of testimony in the matter.

The case was reportedly involved a strained and contentious previous friendship between Brothers’ daughter and the Nixon’s son, who were both children at the time. Brothers claimed when the relationship became strained, the Nixon boy became hostile and harassing, which culminated on Dec. 5, 2015 with the the vandalism of the Brothers’ property by spray painting vulgarities on the house, garage and driveway.

The jury trial began in late June and continued for five days.