Thursday, July 14, 2011

Casey Anthony Faces Civil Suits And Costs

I've managed to move on and now I am seeing the aftermath of Casey's not guilty verdicts. As is my personal preference, I am limiting coverage to the various lawsuits and financial issues that she will be facing for the near future.

On August 25th at 9:00 AM, there will be a hearing in which the prosecution will present the costs of the investigation. If you go back to the sentencing (part 1, part 2) Judge Belvin Perry laid out the lies Casey told to investigators and stressed the resources that LE put forth to find a missing child based on those lies. As we learned from the fraud hearing, there were fees attached. The last we heard about that was the hearing where it was discussed with Judge Stan Strickland. How much Casey would have to pay fell by the wayside as the murder trial loomed.

Next, Casey has to face the civil suit filed by Zenaida Gonzalez in 2008 for defamation. John Morgan served a subpoena to Casey and her civil attorney, Charles M. Greene for her to do a deposition on July 19, 2011 at his offices. Yesterday, he filed an emergency motion asking Judge Jose Rodriguez to allow him to take her deposition in the jail prior to her release. He based the motion on the fact that it has become known that it is likely that Casey will leave the jurisdiction upon her release and possibly adopt a new name and new appearance.

Her attorney has stated that he objects to the motion and that he considers it a"publicity stunt" that is "abusing the court process." He said he would not attend the deposition unless ordered to by the judge.

Next up is the TES motion filed by Tim Miller on July 12. In it, he is asking for reimbursement for the expenditures made in the search for Caylee Anthony. Although the amount he is asking is not in the motion, Mr. Miller has stated on various programs that the expenses ran about $112,000. He also stated that he is asking for an Internal Revenue audit of his books to back up his claims.

The motion is based upon the representations made to him by the Anthony family when he traveled to Orlando to assess the situation. Some key points he made in his motion were that:

P. 4, #25: Based on Cindy Anthony's request, Mr. Miller travelled to Orlando, Florida and met with CASEY ANTHONY, her parents, Cindy and George Anthony, and CASEY ANTHONY's attorney, Jose Baez, to determine whether or not TES could help with the search for Caylee, and whether it should dedicate its limited resources to the case.

P. 4, #26: Mr. Miller met with the Anthony family, including CASEY ANTHONY, Cindy and George Anthony told Mr. Miller, in the presence of CASEY ANTHONY, that Caylee was still alive. CASEY ANTHONY did not correct, question or otherwise comment on the representations made by her parents, Cindy and George Anthony, that Caylee was alive. In fact, CASEY ANTHONY likewise told Mr. Miller that Caylee was alive, and asked him to please bring her back.

There are over 40 paragraphs in the suit and well worth reading. TES is suing on two counts, FRAUD and UNJUST ENRICHMENT.

Jose Baez' opening statement to the court will come back to slap Casey if Mr. Miller and TES prevail in this suit:

P. 8 #55: CASEY ANTHONY gladly accepted the benefits conferred upon her by TES knowing, all the time that her daughter was deceased and that the search for her daughter was unnecessary, particularly to the extent that searchers were looking for a live child.

I was listening to InSession when Leonard Padilla announced that he is considering suing Casey Anthony for $200,000. Another one jumps on the bandwagon.

Finally, let's not forget that Casey has a tax lien against her for about $70,000 in unpaid income tax for the $200,000 she earned in 2008 by selling her daughter's pictures and videos to ABC.


Attorney Files Motion For Casey's Deposition In Civil Suit
Hearing in Casey Anthony civil case set for Friday
Casey Anthony's legal woes continue


Sprocket said...

I don't think Casey Anthony's defense team really discussed with her ALL the ramifications of going with the "explanation" at trial, as to why she did not report her daughter missing for 31 days.

Now she has to "pay the piper" for that defense strategy. In prior centuries, didn't they have "debtor's prison?"

Anonymous said...

Well if we still had debtor's prison at least there would be prison time.

The thing about the lawsuits, when in the past they would make the newspapers when somebody was sued but you rarely saw the disposition of the case. This one may be different.....Casey is too good story to let go of.

I did hear Greta Von S. say that the Zenaida suit wasn't going to go anywhere. She did not explain. All anyone can hope for is that the courts will attach any future earnings to satifsy judgements against Casey. So what will she live on?
-Wes J.

FRG said...


Thank you fir the update! You are so good, I am going to miss your articles!

I am glad you have moved on! It was devastating to me!

I have no idea where these law suits will go. So many lives were destroyed by KC's defense team, so I hope these people at least get their money back!


Anonymous said...

I believe a small part of many of us will never rest-- knowing that a crime of this magnitude was discounted by a jury who seemed confident that they could "read" people by looking at them and a very guilty defendant freed as a result of their confidence in knowing the law.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 3:48

Agree with you! The jury FAILED the system, period! It will be interesting to know the outcome of the jury tampering investigations currently underway. Thank God for some responsible people who are actually taking corrective steps and also to ensure this doesn't happen again.

Like in the OJ case, there are other ways to arrive at some justice, such as the civil route. The criminal defense lawyers only thought about themselves, using this case as a means to a financial end for their own GREEDY selves! The same holds true for the HIT-AND-RUN JURY! So they're all having the last laugh at Casey! She's left in the lurch -- as they say, be careful what you wish for as you just may get it. Whatever time of her LIFE that she actually spends outside of prison will be pure unending MISERY! She mistakenly thought that she could outsmart everyone...EPIC FAIL!

ritanita said...

Anon @ 3:48

Just to correct something. There is no investigation into jury tampering. The investigation is about witness tampering. It started with the "faked" TES form from Laura Buchanan who claimed to have searched the area. She said it was dry and there was no body.

There is no way that we can say where this investigation will lead as it is still ongoing.

As to the jury, there is very little use in arguing about the verdict. It is what it is and we have to live with it. Some of them have given their reasons and there are people who agree with them and there are those who don't.

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected, thanks, ritanita, regarding the "tampering" issue.

Sanctions need to be brought against Baez for his actions during the trial!

Yes, we know that some of the jurors have given their reasons, but the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of the public DISAGREE with them!