Casey Anthony will have to head back to civil court after a bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday that a jury needs to decide if she ruined the reputations of Zenaida Gonzalez and meter reader Roy Kronk.
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Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez said they are now working to get a new trial date set.
Casey Anthony's civil trial was put on hold when she filed for bankruptcy in January. But at a hearing Tuesday, a bankruptcy judge said the case needs to get figured out in civil court first, to see if there even is a case for bankruptcy.
Zenaida Gonzalez claimed her life was ruined with Anthony said a nanny with the same name kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony's lawyers later admitted there was no nanny.
Gonzalez's attorneys have tried to take Anthony's deposition ever since she was released from the Orange County Jail in 2011 after being found not guilty of murdering her daughter.
But so far, Casey has repeatedly pleaded the Fifth Amendment, saying anything she says could hurt her appeal her four convictions of lying to law enforcement.
That appeal is expected to run out sometime in the next six months. Once it does, Casey Anthony will no longer be protected by that option.
Attorney John Dill, representing Gonzalez, said their No. 1 goal is to get Casey to talk.
"We'd like to get her to tell the truth," said Dill. "I know that seems to be a challenge to get her to sit down and answer our questions, but that's our goal: To have her testify as to what happened. Why did she single out our client? Why did she do this to our client? That's why we want to have a trial, and that's why we want to have her testify, and that's what's going to happen."
Casey Anthony and her family members have said in the past that the Zenaida Gonzalez suing her was not the same woman as the "Zanny the Nanny" whom Casey said kidnapped Caylee.
Gonzalez's attorneys said their goal is to have a trial date set by October.
There is no dollar amount in her civil suit; Gonzalez's attorneys said they would feel comfortable with whatever a jury decides.
But Casey Anthony said she has no money. That's why she filed for bankruptcy. If Casey has some form of income, like a book deal, by the time the trial happens, some of that money could end up going to Gonzalez.
We have reached out to Casey Anthony's attorney, and are waiting to hear back.
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