When the much talked about Casey Anthony trial finally ended in 2011, Florida residents thought that they had heard the last from her. Even Florida court judges thought they had seen the last of her. But with two civil cases on the docket, judges are saying that these cases need to be heard before any progress can be made on the bankruptcy petition.
The first civil case against Anthony was filed by a woman who says that her life was ruined when Anthony said a nanny with the same name killed her 2-year-old daughter. It was later discovered that there was no nanny, but the woman with the same name found herself at the center of malicious accusations as a result. This trial was originally put on hold because of Anthony’s petition for bankruptcy in January but a judge has recently agreed to push this case through again, stating that there may not be a bankruptcy case when the civil cases are all said and done.
The second case was actually filed by Anthony herself to prevent a trustee from selling her life story to pay off a majority of her debt. According to many people in Florida, the outcome of this case could have a trickle-down effect to the other two cases Anthony is involved in. If she wins this case, she can claim the rights to her story, selling it later to recoup her losses. But if this civil case, like the one previously mentioned above, is to be heard before the bankruptcy case, there is a possibility that the judge may require any profits made from the life story to be paid back to debtors in the end.
Bay News 9, “Casey Anthony civil trial must go on before bankruptcy case,” Amanda Evans, April 11, 2013
WFTV News, “Judge undecided on if Casey Anthony’s story can be sold,” April 9, 2013