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2009.02.25 Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
*Note: Hearing Scheduled for the Civil Case Today!
2/25/2009 14:15 PM Motion Rodriguez, Jose R 1700.01 Hearing Room
2/24/2009 Amended Notice of Hearings
2/24/2009 Amended Complaint
*Note: Update From The Dockets In The Criminal Case Against Casy Anthony Added Today!
2/24/2009 A NOTICE OF PROVISION OF SUPPLEMENTAL DISCOVERY
Updated: Casey Anthony Defamation Case Delayed
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:17:45 PM
ORLANDO -- The defamation case that claims Casey Anthony ruined the life of a woman named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez has been delayed.
Brad Conway, the lawyer for Casey's parents, said his clients are not ready to give a public deposition in this case.
Conway said the public scrutiny is just too much and his clients have been through enough.
Judge Jose Rodriguez has given the media 20 days as to why they need to be there for the interviewing process of the Anthonys.
Conway will also have to give a psychological review to explain why they are not ready.
Conway said he wants at least five or six weeks before the case gets under way.
UPDATED: Anthonys Won't Have To Give Sworn Depositions
Judge Also Rules To Delay Depositions For 20 Days
POSTED: 5:30 pm EST February 24, 2009
UPDATED: 3:58 pm EST February 25, 2009
The judge also ruled to delay the depositions for 20 days to give Conway a chance to present evidence of the psychological problems they're experiencing that Conway claimed in his motion.
Wednesday in court Conway cited a WESH 2 story from this month. In it Gonzalez's lawyer John Morgan said he planned to invite the media in and videotape the Anthony's deposition. The judge is also giving the media 20 days to present legal arguments on why they have a right to be at that hearing.
Gonzalez's attorney said the rights of his client and damages she's faced are lost in all this.
It is unclear what the judge's decision means for Casey Anthony's brother, Lee. He was scheduled to give a deposition Friday.
Motion For Protective Order:
Anthonys File Motion To Block Depositions: Video
Anthonys Avoid Questions In Civil Suit Against Casey
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 – updated: 5:26 pm EST February 25, 2009
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- The civil case against Casey Anthony was fought in court Wednesday afternoon. Casey's parents, George and Cindy Anthony, tried to get out of answering questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit filed against their daughter Casey and they were successful, at least for a now.
The Anthonys' attorney said both are under a doctor's care as they grieve for their granddaughter Caylee, who disappeared eight months ago and whose remains were found more than two months ago, but he did not bring any evidence to court Wednesday to show that would legally prevent them from testifying.
"To spend three hours and answer questions for my client, who kind of gets lost in all of this and her rights, is probably the least painful thing they're gonna have to do in the next month," attorney Keith Mitnik said.
Mitnik, Zenaida Gonzalez's attorney, says she has a right to clear her name, she was sucked into the case through no actions of her own and the Anthonys have actually perpetuated the accusations that have ruined her reputation, such as a statement Cindy made in July about Casey forgiving Zenaida for taking off with Caylee.
"She forgives her and wants her to bring Caylee back to us safely," Cindy said in July.
It could boil down to whether the defense wants to use Zenaida Gonzalez as an option for creating "reasonable doubt" in the case, which is exactly what Zenaida is worried about.
VIDEO REPORT: Judge Puts Off Questioning
The meter reader who found Caylee was WANTED by Maryland authorities for failure to pay child support.
They ackowledged they had received a $5,000.00 check from him but that he still owes in excess of $10,000.
They stated that FINDING HIM was easy once he was involved in discovering Caylee.
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