“Judge Lisa Munyon denied Casey Anthony’s request on Thursday to dismiss the civil trial against her.
Munyon released a summary judgment for both Zenaida Gonzalez and Casey. Gonzalez’s attorneys asked Munyon to rule in her favor instead of going to trial in January. Munyon denied that motion.
Casey’s attorneys asked the judge to dismiss the trial altogether, but Munyon denied that motion.
Munyon did rule that Gonzalez cannot use statements that Casey made to law enforcement about Gonzalez. Gonzalez can only use statements Casey made to her friends and family about her, according to the judge.
Gonzalez is suing Casey for defamation. She says Casey ruined her reputation when she said a nanny with the same name kidnapped her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony, in 2008.
The trial is set to begin on Jan. 2, 2013. The pretrial conference will be held in December.
Casey’s attorneys said that the case has no merit.
Attorney’s said that Casey never identified Gonzalez as “Zanny the Nanny” when she was shown pictures of Gonzalez. Documents show Casey said, “That’s not her.”
“The fact of the matter is this plaintiff, Zenaida Gonzalez, is not ‘Zanny the Nanny,’ no matter how badly she wants to be,” said Greene.
Another point Casey’s attorney’s make was that Casey claimed her made up nanny was Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, not Zenaida Gonzalez like the plaintiff signs her name.
Gonzalez put herself in the public eye by conducting interviews, according to the documents filed by Casey’s attorneys.
The last point attorneys made in their motion for dismissal was only after Gonzalez showed her face on TV did she received impolite and unwanted comments from the strangers.
Cindy Anthony made a declaration in support of her daughter. Cindy said the plaintiff does not even in the slightest resemble the woman her daughter described as Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez.”
I’m not too surprised with this latest BS ruling, but I know January 2013 is a long way away…