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    Two court hearings this week for Anthony
    Updated: Monday, 07 Sep 2009, 8:29 PM EDT
    Published : Monday, 07 Sep 2009, 3:04 PM EDT
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    The civil case against Casey Anthony heads to court twice this week.

    On Tuesday an Orange County judge is set to hear a motion to dismiss the defamation complaint. A woman named zenaida Gonzalez is suing because Casey Anthony told investigators a baby-sitter with that name kidnapped her daughter Caylee.

    On Wednesday attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez will be back in court. They want George and Cindy Anthony to answer more questions in their depositions. They also want to hold private investigator Dominic Casey in contempt of court for not appearing for his deposition.


    Article:
    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/anthony_case/090709casey_civil_case_hearings


    *Note: Since these articles were late in the evening I went ahead & started the current thread for tomorrow!
     
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    UPDATED: Decision Delayed In Anthony Civil Case
    POSTED: Monday, September 7, 2009
    UPDATED: 12:29 pm EDT September 8, 2009
    <snipped>
    A Florida judge has postponed deciding whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a Central Florida woman who claims Casey Anthony damaged her reputation.

    The judge in Orlando also delayed deciding whether to postpone the defamation lawsuit until after Anthony's criminal trial on a first-degree murder charge.

    A woman by the name of Zenaida Gonzalez has filed a defamation lawsuit against Anthony, seeking $15,000 and claiming that she could not secure employment because of the link to the case.

    If the judge allows the case to move forward, Anthony's attorneys will request that the civil case be postponed until after her murder trial, which is scheduled to begin next year.

    Gonzalez's attorneys will return to court on Wednesday to ask a judge to force Anthony's parents, George and Cindy Anthony, to answer questions they refused to answer during depositions earlier this year.


    VIDEO: Decision Could Take 1 Month
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/20793271/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/20779118/detail.html



    *NOTE: Added For Reference:

    Two hearings are set next week in the Casey Anthony civil case:
    *September 8th at 10:00 a.m. Defendant's Renewed Motion to Dismiss the Plaintiff's Amended Complaint

    *September 9th at 3:15 p.m. Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Geroge and Cindy Anthony to Answer
     
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    UPDATED: Casey Anthony Seeks To Get Civil Suit Dismissed
    Zenaida Gonzalez Says Anthony Ruined Her Reputation
    POSTED: 10:16 am EDT September 7, 2009
    UPDATED: 12:09 pm EDT September 8, 2009
    <snipped>
    The hearing lasted two hours, and the judge has not issued his ruling yet.

    Zenaida Gonzalez -- the woman who claims Casey ruined her reputation by saying someone with her name abducted Caylee Anthony -- is pursuing a civil defamation case. Anthony's attorneys want it dismissed, saying her attorneys can not show the alleged defamatory statement was directed at the Zenaida Gonzalez who has filed the lawsuit.

    If they can't get it delayed, they want to have the judge delay it until after Anthony's criminal trial next year.

    Keith Mitnik, an attorney for Gonzalez, said his client is only Zenaida Gonzalez that police interviewed. He also objects to delaying the case, because he said the criminal case could take years.

    In the second hearing on Wednesday, Zenaida's attorneys will attempt to get Cindy and George Anthony to answer more questions.

    Defense attorney Richard Hornsby said he thinks the judge will tell Gonzalez's attorney to move on with the case.

    "It's obvious Zenaida Gonzalez doesn't exist so they need to move on to proving she doesn't exist and securing whatever the damages are," he said.


    Video: Interviews, New Caylee Photos Released
    http://www.wesh.com/video/20730621/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.wesh.com/news/20773704/detail.html
     
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    Casey Anthony: Will George, Cindy be forced to answer questions?
    posted by halboedeker on Sep 7, 2009 6:42:43 PM
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    But Orlando defense attorney Richard Hornsby, who provides legal analysis for WESH, predicted that the judge will tell Gonzalez's attorneys to move on. The reason? The attorneys have enough information to make their case, Kealing said.

    "It's very obvious that this Zenaida Gonzalez doesn't exist," Hornsby said. "They now need to move into the next phase of their case, which is proving Zenaida didn't exist to a jury or judge, and seeking whatever the damages are. This is your typical tit-for-tat lawyering that I think gives lawyers in general a bad name."

    I'd love to hear what John Morgan, Gonzalez's attorney, has to say to that.

    Kealing added: "WESH 2 has learned that Gonzalez's lawyers seriously considered suing Cindy Anthony for allegedly repeating libelous statements against Gonzalez that she knew were incorrect. For now they have decided against that course of action."

    Hmmm. Wouldn't you like to know more details? That sentence sounds like a warning to Cindy Anthony.

    But first on Tuesday, Casey Anthony's civil attorney will ask the judge to delay or dismiss the civil suit until after her murder trial, Kealing said.


    Article:
    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/en...orge-cindy-be-forced-to-answer-questions.html
     
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    UPDATED: Judge Postpones Decisions In Civil Case Against Casey
    Posted: 7:30 am EDT September 8, 2009
    Updated: 5:14 pm EDT September 8, 2009
    <snipped>
    The judge did not rule on anything Tuesday, but he did give some indication that he thought it was too premature to dismiss the case.

    Casey Anthony's defense team said the civil lawsuit filed against its client was frivolous and the team was hoping Judge Jose Rodriquez would dismiss the suit, but that didn't happen. The judge said he wanted to wait.

    "I will probably decline to rule, if not deny it," he said.

    Once the judge said that, the attorneys started to argue whether or not the civil suit should move forward or wait until after the criminal case. In the past, the defense asked the judge to postpone the civil case until after the criminal case.

    Judge Rodriquez initially said no, but Tuesday he said he may have made a mistake.

    "I may have been wrong. I may have been wrong," he said.

    "When you are dealing with whatever money damages your client can get versus someone's life and liberty, how do you weigh that?" Judge Rodriquez said.

    The judge will probably make a decision in a month.


    RAW INTERVIEW: Casey's Attorney Talks After Civil Case Hearing
    Casey Anthony's attorney, Jonathon Kasen, spoke after a hearing in the civil defamation case she's facing. (09/08/09)
    http://www.wftv.com/video/20796934/index.html

    RAW INTERVIEW: Zenaida's Attorney Talks After Civil Case Hearing
    Zenaida Gonzalez attorney Keith Mitnik talks after a hearing in the civil case against Casey Anthony. (09/08/09)
    http://www.wftv.com/video/20797070/index.html

    VIDEO REPORT: Judge Postpones Decisions
    http://www.wftv.com/video/20793807/index.html

    VIDEO REPORT: The Civil Case Against Casey Anthony Goes Back To Court
    http://www.wftv.com/video/20789511/index.html

    VIDEO REPORT: Lawyers For Zenaida Gonzalez Will Suit Up To Face Caseys Defense Team In Court
    http://www.wftv.com/video/20779401/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.wftv.com/news/20788309/detail.html
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    ETA: For reference to hearings:

    Document: Motion Filed To Force Cindy Anthony To Answer Questions
    http://www.wftv.com/blank/19273625/detail.html

    Document: Zenaida's Proffer in Support of Punitive Damages
    http://www.forthepeople.com/Zenaida_Proffer_in_Support_of_Punitive_Damages.pdf

    Document: Zenaida files Motion to Compel George Anthony to answer questions
    http://www.forthepeople.com/GAnthony-Depo.pdf

    Document: Response to Casey's Motion to Strike Plaintiff's Motion to Contempt
    http://www.forthepeople.com/Resp_to_Caseys_Motion_to_Strike_Pltfs_Motion_for_Contempt.pdf
     
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    Civil Case Against Casey Takes Center Stage
    Posted: 7:30 am EDT September 8, 2009


    The case against Casey Anthony will likely bring another round of tough questions for her parents as early as Tuesday.

    George and Cindy Anthony could be held in contempt of court if they do not answer some questions about the case. But first, Casey's team of attorneys wants the civil suit against her dismissed.

    There are two hearings set for this week, one Tuesday morning and then another Wednesday. First up, Casey's civil suit and then George and Cindy will take center stage. Casey Anthony's attorneys want the civil suit filed by Zenaida Gonzalez thrown out.

    Tuesday morning's hearing is scheduled for 10:00am at the Orange County Courthouse and is expected to take about one hour.


    http://www.wftv.com/news/20788309/detail.html
     
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    UPDATED: Judge delays decision in Anthony suit
    Updated: Tuesday, 08 Sep 2009, 12:32 PM EDT
    Published : Tuesday, 08 Sep 2009, 8:18 AM EDT
    <snipped>
    A judge has postponed deciding whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by woman who claims Casey Anthony damaged her reputation.

    The judge also delayed deciding whether to postpone the defamation lawsuit until after Anthony's criminal trial on a first-degree murder charge. Prosecutors allege that Anthony killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony has pleaded not guilty and says a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez kidnapped Caylee.

    On Wednesday attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez will be back in court again. They want George and Cindy Anthony to answer more questions in their depositions. They also want to hold private investigator Dominic Casey in contempt of court for not appearing for his deposition.


    Article:
    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/anthony_case/090809_Casey_Anthony_defamation_suit

    ETA: Fox live streaming of the hearing:
    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/subindex/our_programs/live
     
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    UPDATED: Judge: No decision on whether to delay, end Casey Anthony's defamation suit
    Zenaida Gonzalez filed a defamation lawsuit against Casey Anthony, claiming her reputation was damaged when Anthony claimed a nanny by the name of Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez took Caylee.
    12:41 p.m. EDT, September 8, 2009
    <snipped>
    A judge today listened to lawyers but put off deciding whether to delay or throw out the civil suit against Casey Anthony, a mother accused of killing her daughter last year.

    Orange Circuit Court Judge Jose R. Rodriguez said he hopes to rule on those issues in about a month.

    "This is not an easy case," he said.

    Casey Anthony's civil attorney, Jonathan Kasen argued the defamation suit should be delayed until her criminal case is resolved.

    Another hearing is set for Wednesday (*September 9th at 3:15 p.m. Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Geroge and Cindy Anthony to Answer) in the civil case. That's when Mitnik is going to ask the judge to force Casey Anthony's parents to replay to specific questions that they declined to answer during depositions.


    PHOTOS: Casey Anthony civil case
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...ey-anthony-civil-trial,0,1383568.photogallery

    Article:
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...k-casey-anthony-latest-090809,0,1935181.story
     
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    WESH Live Feed To Hearing:
    http://www.wesh.com/video/19525890/index.html

    LIVE VIDEO: Casey Anthony Civil Case Court Hearing (Starts At 10 A.m.)
    http://www.clickorlando.com/video/19046963/index.html

    ETA: *NOTE: Live Feed Has Started!
    WATCH LIVE NOW: 10:00AM Casey Hearing Has Started!
    http://www.wftv.com/video/20790048/index.html

    From Twitter: CaseyAnthonyCh9 Here's link for livestream of Casey Anthony civil case hearing -- just bars and tone right now, live picture soon: http://bit.ly/34Ytvi
    21 minutes ago from web


    CaseyAnthonyCh9 Judge is running late for 10am Casey Anthony hearing -- we just got a picture inside court: http://bit.ly/34Ytvi
    4 minutes ago from web
     
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    UPDATED: Judge Postpones Ruling On Zenaida's Defamation Lawsuit
    Tuesday, September 08, 2009 6:12:20 PM
    <snipped>
    An Orange County judge postponed a decision Tuesday on whether to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who claims Casey Anthony damaged her reputation.

    &#8220;She wants to bring this to a conclusion. She wants a day in court. She wants to have some form of justice to come out of this, and we&#8217;re anxious to get there as fast as we can. And, of course, she&#8217;s frustrated,&#8221; said Keith Mitnik, Gonzalez&#8217;s attorney.

    &#8220;We knew which what we&#8217;ve done and I think the judge is greatly troubled and understands the potential problems that exist with forcing her to answer questions during dependency of a case in which the death penalty is in play,&#8221; said Johnathan Kasem, Casey&#8217;s attorney.

    The judge also delayed deciding on whether to postpone the defamation lawsuit until after Casey's criminal trial.

    At the second hearing, scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Gonzalez&#8217;s attorneys will ask the judge to force Casey&#8217;s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, to answer more questions.

    The Anthonys refused to answer certain questions at a deposition earlier in the year.


    2nd Headline:

    Florida Bar Clears Baez Of Wrongdoing
    Casey Anthony's lead attorney Jose Baez has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Florida Bar&#8217;s Grievance Committee.

    Baez was under investigation following a complaint that he was receiving fees in the Casey Anthony Case and also had an agreement to publicize her story.

    The grievance committee said after a through investigation, they found insufficient evidence that he violated any rules.


    Article:
    http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2009/9/8/caseys_lawyers_try_to_delay_zenaidas_lawsuit.html
     
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    Casey Anthony: Civil-suit judge hints at delay, WESH says
    posted by halboedeker on Sep 8, 2009 12:32:17 PM
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    "The judge is not going for that motion to dismiss this particular suit but he did send a very strong signal that he is considering permanently putting it on the back burner until after the criminal case against Casey is over," WESH-Channel 2's Bob Kealing said on the noon news.

    Kealing quickly laid out the court battle: Anthony's defense calls it a frivolous lawsuit that she shouldn't have to fight while she's fighting for her life in the murder trial. Gonzalez's lawyers say their client shouldn't have to wait years for justice.

    "Judge Jose Rodriguez says this a very difficult balancing act," Kealing said. Although Rodriguez hadn't ruled and said he would need to study the matter further, Kealing said the judge was sending a strong message that he would put off the civil matter.

    WFTV-Channel 9's Mary Nguyen also reported that Rodriguez hadn't ruled in the matter and highlighted that Gonzalez's lawyers were asking that Casey Anthony be ordered to answer questions she had refused to answer

    "The judge didn't rule on any of the motions he heard today, because he said he wanted to think about it," Nguyen said.

    The defense asked the judge to move the defamation trial after the criminal case, and Rodriguez said he would make a ruling in two to four weeks, Nguyen said.


    Article:
    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/en...civilsuit-judge-hints-at-delay-wesh-says.html
     
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    UPDATED: Florida Bar: Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez did not violate bar rules
    Responding to a complaint about attorney Jose Baez and how he is getting paid, The Florida Bar said Baez broke no ethical rules.
    6:42 p.m. EDT, September 8, 2009
    <snipped>
    In a Sept. 9th letter from the Bar's grievance committee, the chairman David Golden said the committee "has determined that there is insufficient evidence to establish that Mr. Baez violated" Florida Bar rules and that the case is closed.

    The committee began to look into the matter after a self-described freelance journalist and author Shannon Stoy filed a complaint in February. She is president of Blink Development Group, LLC, in Pennington, N.J.

    Specifically, she charged that Baez may have entered into an agreement to reap money for representing Casey Anthony by publicizing the young Orlando woman's story.

    Baez responded in writing to the grievance committee's questions, "in which he explained that his retaining agreement with Ms. Anthony does not contain any clauses that allow Mr. Baez financial gain based on selling the rights of Ms. Anthony's case," Golden wrote.

    "Even though I knew these Bar complaints, including the two decided this week, were unfounded, it is always good to know that my peers at The Florida Bar agree," Baez said.

    Baez told the Bar that he did not have to compensate Press Corps Media for media relations services because those services were "provided gratuitously," Golden wrote.

    This is the third complaint for which the Bar has found no violations.


    Article:
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news...ny-jose-baez-complaint-090809,0,6134889.story
     
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    Casey Anthony: Did the judge in civil suit send a signal or not?
    posted by halboedeker on Sep 8, 2009 6:46:27 PM
    <snipped>
    Jonathan Kasen, Anthony's civil attorney, asked the judge to delay or throw out the case.

    "Earlier this year the same judge denied such a request," WKMG-Channel 6's Mike DeForest said. "But today in court, he made a stunning admission."

    "I may have been wrong," Orange Circuit Court Judge Jose Rodriguez said. A new decision on delaying the case could come in a month.

    What did Rodriguez's comments mean?

    "The judge is not going for that motion to dismiss this particular suit but he did send a very strong signal that he is considering permanently putting it on the back burner until after the criminal case against Casey is over," WESH-Channel 2's Bob Kealing.

    But DeForest said: "Based on many of the judge's comments today, many in the courtroom felt like he was leaning toward postponing that civil case, but the judge stressed he has not made any decision yet."

    WESH anchor Martha Sugalski asked, "Where's the harm in Casey taking the stand and answering one question?"

    Kealing replied, "In this civil case, the judge could order her to answer. But Casey's lawyer says it would open the door to more questions, cross examination, and he says prosecutors in the murder case could be sitting right there in the courtroom taking notes and later use her answers against her."


    Article:
    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/en...nthony-what-did-judge-mean-in-civil-suit.html
     
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    Judge Could Force George, Cindy To Talk
    Posted: 5:54 pm EDT September 8, 2009
    Updated: 7:27 pm EDT September 8, 2009
    <snipped>
    The attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez say George, Cindy and Lee Anthony have been combative and uncooperative during depositions.

    Mitnik will go before the judge Wednesday and ask him to order the Anthonys to answer some more of his questions. If the judge orders the Anthonys to answer the questions and they refuse they could be held in contempt of court.

    "We thought it was inappropriate for him not to answer. He has no Fifth Amendment rights, so we expect some answers," Mitnik said.

    George and Cindy Anthonys' attorney, Brad Conway, said he doesn't feel his clients should have to answer the questions, because it may be used in the criminal case. He also feels the other attorneys are using the depositions inappropriately by distributing it to the media and have created unnecessary scrutiny for the Anthonys.

    Gonzalez's attorneys are also upset at private investigator Dominique Casey. He didn't even show up for his deposition.

    Brad Conway said the Anthonys will probably not show up Wednesday. The hearing is set for 3:15 Wednesday.


    VIDEO REPORT: George, Cindy May Have To Talk
    http://www.wftv.com/video/20799932/index.html

    Article:
    http://www.wftv.com/news/20798712/detail.html
     
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