Motion filed to reschedule Casey Anthony's civil trial

Motion filed to reschedule Casey Anthony's civil trial

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Casey Anthony's civil trial in a defamation lawsuit is set for January, but on Tuesday, attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez filed a motion to reschedule the trial to a later date.  Casey Anthony's attorney, Charles Greene, says he wants to keep the current trial date for January 2 and has been working hard to file motions based on that date.

This is all about timing.  Greene says the appeal in Casey's criminal case is scheduled for court on January 8, six days after the civil trial. The defense is appealing the criminal conviction that Casey lied to officers, by telling them her daughter Caylee was kidnapped.  Because of the appeal, Casey is protected from talking about the case under the Fifth Amendment, as her criminal trial takes place.

According to the motion by attorneys for Gonzalez, the plaintiffs want to wait until the criminal appeal is resolved before moving on to their civil case.

Gonzalez claims her reputation was ruined when Casey told investigators a person with the same name took her daughter, Caylee.  Greene says the case filed by attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez is a frivolous lawsuit.

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