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Judge delays judgement in Zenaida Gonzales civil suit

September 8, 2009

Casey Anthony was not in court today while her attorneys sought to have the Zenaida Gonzales civil suit dismissed–or at the least, delayed. The hearing lasted two hours, and the judge  has not yet issued his ruling.  Anthony’s attorneys say Gonzalez’ attorneys cannot show that the alleged defamatory statements were directed at her personally.  Jonathan Kason, Casey’s attorney, called the lawsuit “frivolous” and said that Zenaida Gonzales’ attorneys, Morgan and Morgan, “works off of publicity.”  Keith Mitnik, one of Zenaida’s attorneys, said his client is the only Zenaida Gonzalez interviewed by LE.  He objects delaying the case because the criminal case could take years.

In Wednesday’s hearing, Gonzalez’ attorneys will try to force Cindy and George Anthony to answer more of their questions.  They had refused to answer certain questions during their previous depositions.  Cindy had refused to answer whether or not Casey had used her credit cards without permission.  (something they had admitted to earlier) Mitnik said that by proving she was charging up George and Cindy’s credit cards, they could show she certainly didn’t have the funds to pay for a babysitter. George refused to answer a lot of questions and threatened to walk out of his earlier deposition several times.

zenaida and her tattoosDefense attorney, Richard Hornsby, believes the judge will allow the defamation case to move forward. “I’ts 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.

None of the Anthonys were present at today’s hearing.

read it here:

I think the judge will allow the case to move forward for the same reason  Huizenga’s case was allowed to move forward.  This woman doesn’t deserve to have her case drag out for years just because of the murder trial.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. mikka permalink
    September 8, 2009 11:35 am

    i am getting tired of delays.this zanaida is a victim too,from cma manipulate and lying ways!

  2. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 8, 2009 11:40 am

    I bet he rules rather quickly, mikka. Hopefully we’ll hear by the end of the day or maybe after tomorrow’s hearing.

  3. mikka permalink
    September 8, 2009 11:46 am

    i wish today or tomorrow,the news say,
    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.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 8, 2009 11:48 am

    Oops, guess I could be wrong about that. According to this it could take up to a month to decide whether to dismiss or postpone this civil lawsuit.

  5. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 8, 2009 11:48 am

    Guess we’re posting at the same time, Mikka–I see you said the same thing–up to a month.

  6. Spacely permalink
    September 8, 2009 11:51 am

    I wonder if the Baez team can spell ‘hypocrisy’?

    Zeneida’s attorneys “works off of publicity.”?!?!

    Isn’t that the exact same form of payment that Jonathan Kason is receiving for this defense?

    If the payment method of the defense is not to be questioned (i.e. Jose’s feeble pleadings of ‘I don’t have to tell you how she is paying me cause I don’t have any publishing rights to her story’), why would the payment method of the plantiff make any difference?

    I don’t really understand how this could have come up for a hearing again. Jonny K already tried this one. It was denied. But Your Honor, I object. I mean, I strongly object. Couldn’t we have a do-over?

  7. Laura permalink
    September 8, 2009 11:52 am

    Hello ladies! I know some people think this is a waste of time for this lawsuit, but as a mother and a woman I would NEVER want to be called a un-fit mother, kid napper or baby killer and I believe ZG was called 2 of those things. Casey did tell her mother she had not seen a photo line up, even le told Cindy she had. Cindy then went and put doubt out there again. SHAME ON HER SHE KNEW HER DAUGHTER WAS A LIAR AND THIEF!! I hope it goes forward either now or after the trial, I just don’t want it dismissed!

  8. mikka permalink
    September 8, 2009 11:54 am

    yes,we postet the same,oh well lets see what comes tomorrow out,and wait!

  9. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 8, 2009 12:15 pm

    Spacely–Yep, I would love to know how Baez would characterize what he’s doing in relationship to what Morgan and Morgan are doing–I’m sure Baez would say, I am absolutely not doing this for publicity. Mine is a nobler cause-

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 8, 2009 12:18 pm


    I don’t want it dismissed either. I do believe ZG when she said she lost her job and was unemployable because of Casey Anthony. She deserves her day in court and Casey deserves to start being called out on everything she’s done. It’s time to pay the piper and the ZG case is a good place to start. I don’t care if it’s before or after the murder case either, but I’m very glad Amy’s will be before.

  11. Laura permalink
    September 8, 2009 12:24 pm

    Amen Mystery. A little home training would not have hurt lil ms. casey and since she did not get it she will LEARN the hard way. You don’t STEAL, LIE, SLANDER AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST MURDER BABIES! My children learned that by the time they was 5.

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    Mine, too, Laura–and my grandchildren are learning too.

  13. Id'claire permalink
    September 8, 2009 12:52 pm

    Spacely, You helped put things in perspective for me… Part of the defamation case is a bit overblown. Jesse and Amy could go for defamation also, to some extent, as they have had a hard time getting jobs and going on with their lives.

    But I’ve always felt Zenaida had a case because of how the facts and lies came out and developed. Zenaida, in name, is still Casey’s main defense.

    Other cases in the future should be able to reference this case when alleged murderers finger other innocent persons, even made-up names similar to real-life individuals who happen to have gone to Sawgrass, etc.

    As you said in your comments, no matter how greedy Morgan/Mitnik appear…Baez is just as slimy in his line of work. Is Baez doing his job? Yes. Is Morgan? Yes.

  14. Spacely permalink
    September 8, 2009 1:17 pm

    I think Zenaida has always had a decent case and the defense theory that the plantiff “cannot show that the alleged defamatory statements were directed at her personally” is ludicrous. If this were the case, then there would never be any defamatory cases as the defense would always plead “my client was talking about someone else”.

    KC gave a name, an address where she last saw the woman, a time frame when she saw her there, and proceeded to make a series of statements about illegal actions by this individual. The name and the address matched up to only one person, the woman making the lawsuit. She did not live there, but she is the only indivdual with that name that was at that address in the time frame indicated by KC.

    Of course, if the defense wants to say she was talking about someone else, if they wish to produce the person they were referring to (and I am confident documentation of their existence would suffice), I am sure Morgan and Morgan would be willing to take that individual on a pro-bono basis and begin a new lawsuit. The hook here is that KC was referring to someone and without another someone to pin the reference to, she could have been talking about the Zenaida who is suing her.

    The other recourse for KC is to admit that she filed a false report, invented all of the particulars including the existence of a nanny, and used the story to elude immediate arrest by the police… sometime referred to as the “TELL THE TRUTH” defense… so most assuredly not to be approved by Jose.

  15. Renee permalink
    September 8, 2009 2:02 pm

    I agree with you, Laura and hello. Wheather it will move forward now or after the murder trial, Z. Gonzales should have her day in court to clear herself and get compensated for Casey’s lies. Remember, she has children!!!!!!!!!

  16. September permalink
    September 8, 2009 4:33 pm

    Spacely, IIRC she also described the car that Zenida was driving.

  17. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    September 9, 2009 5:17 am

    Hiya all my l♥vely ‘sheeples’ :mrgreen:

    After watching over an hour of Rodriguez {sans sound at the beginning} I have come to the conclusion that he is the twin brother of Judge Larry Seidlin…the verbiose crying clown who presided over the Anna Nicole Smith case.

    He certainly loves the sound of his own voice and has made his dislike for the media quite clear both at this hearing and the last one where he mentioned ‘sweeps week.’ 🙄

    I totally agree with everyone that ZG deserves the right to a speedy trial…I am sure that we all could formulate a way to do this without jeopardizing the murder trial…sadly they will not invite our expertise 😳

    Lets see what today brings….

    Hugs ♥♥♥

  18. September 9, 2009 9:10 pm

    ZG deserves her day in court sooner rather than later – Casey accused her of being a kidnapper and baby -killer – You can’t get more defaming than that – It appears that the Anthony’s are making lots of money by selling the dead baby’s pictures – The money should go to compensate ZG for the damage done to her reputation rather than to pay Casey’s defense team

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