NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Tom Benson's daughter came out on top of one battle in the push for control of his empire.
A federal court agreed Tuesday to move a lawsuit over a trust from federal court to Texas State Court.
Renee Benson sued her father earlier this year to try to get him removed as trustee of her mother's trust. Tom Benson got the case moved to Federal Court because of an intervening lawsuit. Renee Benson wanted the case moved back to where it started because the intervening lawsuit is no longer an issue.
Tom Benson's daughter and grandchildren are suing over who will control Benson's businesses after he dies. Benson wants control to go to his wife, Gayle. His daughter and grandchildren claim he's incompetent and being manipulated by his wife.
The defense picks up its case in the civil fight over Benson's health and competency Wednesday.