9:55 AM ?????Casey Anthony bankruptcy judge: Lawsuits can move forward
By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel
9:55 am, November 5, 2013
TAMPA -- The legal fight over Casey Anthony's bankruptcy will continue, after a judge on Tuesday ruled that a pair of complaints filed by people suing her for defamation can move forward in federal court.
It was a defeat for Anthony, who now faces a deposition by attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez, though Gonzalez's lawyers said in court that they've agreed not to publish the deposition or reveal its time or location.
Gonzalez and Roy Kronk both had defamation lawsuits pending against Anthony in state court when she filed for bankruptcy in January, and have been fighting to salvage their claims against her ever since.
They filed complaints against Anthony's bankruptcy in federal court, arguing that Anthony was "willful and malicious" in damaging their reputations.
Anthony's lawyers filed motions to dismiss those complaints.
On Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May declined to dismiss the Gonzalez complaint. Kronk's legal team will have to amend his complaint, but it will be allowed to move forward, May ruled.
Gonzalez filed suit in 2008 after Anthony claimed a similarly-named nanny had kidnapped her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee.
The nanny didn't exist, and the girl's remains were later found by Kronk, a meter reader.
After Anthony was charged with murder, Kronk alleges that her defense attorneys falsely implicated him in Caylee's death in statements to the media. Anthony was acquitted of murder at trial in July 2011.
Anthony has been living in hiding since the not-guilty verdict.
She filed for bankruptcy in January, listing more than $792,000 in debt and less than $1,100 in assets.
This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.
Surprise, surprise a ruling from a hearing!
Because it's been obvious for quite some time that the reported saga behind these lawsuits is but a fabrication intended to obscure what's really behind them and who is this Casey Anthony - the WILFUL AND MALICIOUS INJURY component is an excellent CLUE -- I'm glad to see they will go forward, for whatever reason..... even though I refuse to believvvvveeee.
The hearing was set for 11:00PM
Is it over yet?