Both 40ish, mother of six - Zenaida Gonzalez of Kissimmee's and Roy Kronk's civil suit - if they were anything close to the storyline - would have been tossed years ago because Casey made defamatory statements toward neither of them, and information provided to authorities during the course of an active investigation is exempt from defamation.<quoted text>
What about The Statute of limitations?
In Florida, a private figure plaintiff bringing a defamation lawsuit generally must prove that the defendant was at least negligent with respect to the truth or falsity of the allegedly defamatory statements. Public officials, all-purpose public figures, and limited-purpose public figures must prove that the defendant acted with actual malice, i.e., knowing that the statements were false or recklessly disregarding their falsity. See the general page on actual malice and negligence for details on these standards.