Casey Anthony's lawyers fight to get defamation cases thrown out



TAMPA, Fla. - Lawyers for Zenaida Gonzalez and Roy Kronk will fight to keep their lawsuits against Casey Anthony, despite her bankruptcy filing.

Anthony's lawyers said they hope to get the defamation cases thrown out, as well as her debt of $800,000.

Anthony claims she owes most of the money, $500,000, to her criminal defense lawyer Jose Baez, who won an acquittal for her at her murder trial for the death of her daughter, Caylee Anthony.

Anthony is being sued for allegedly defaming Gonzalez. She accuses Anthony of blaming her for Caylee's disappearance before Anthony went to trial three years later.

Kronk, the meter reader who found Caylee's remains, is suing her for accusing him of being the killer, and later of tampering with the child's remains.   

A trustee recently filed paperwork indicating he had reached out to Baez in an attempt to question him about his financial dealings with Anthony before and after her murder trial, without success. 

The trustee has indicated he wants to question Baez under oath.

WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said there is a specific legal element that could save the lawsuits. 

"The only way the judge could keep the lawsuits alive is to find that the injury was not inadvertent, but that it was malicious," said Sheaffer.

Anthony is not expected to attend the hearing.