ORLANDO, Fla.,None - Lawyers for the woman suing Casey Anthony in civil court will get to subpoena her, but only if they can find her, WFTV was told on Monday.
It's a partial legal victory for attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez.
Gonzalez is suing Casey for claiming a woman with the same name kidnapped her daughter, Caylee Anthony. Caylee's body was found in the woods on Suburban Drive, near her grandparents' home.
On Monday, an Orange County judge ruled that Casey can be subpoenaed, but she is allowed to remain in hiding. She's been in hiding since she was acquitted of killing Caylee last year.
Casey's lawyers said she still may not show up for her trial, and one of her attorneys said she will not be in Orlando for the April 10 trial.
However, Zenaida's attorneys are vowing to do whatever they can to make sure Casey is present for the trial.
Inside a small hearing room at the Orange County court house on Monday, a battle between attorneys for Gonzalez and Casey heated up once again.
"Everybody is trying to accommodate Ms. Anthony again," said Gonzalez's attorney, John Dill.
Gonzalez's lawyers were asking for Casey's address so they could send a subpoena, or for Casey's attorneys to accept a subpoena for her.
But Casey's attorneys didn't want to hear it. They claim she would be put in danger, and there have been multiple death threats made to Casey and everyone on her defense team.
"Did you see the mob out there? They were only missing the white hats and pitchforks, we're not going to play into that game," said Casey's attorney, Cheney Mason.
The judge decided they didn't have to reveal Casey's address, and her defense team did not have to accept the subpoena.
Now, Gonzalez's attorneys must find another way to track down Casey.
"If she's served and that subpoena is a valid service of process, then she is required to be at this trial," Dill said.
The ruling prompted a response from Gonzalez's attorneys, questioning the death threat argument.
"I'm not saying it's not happening, but it seems a little overblown to me," said Dill.
Even if the issue is resolved, the trial may be pushed back again since both sides indicated they may have scheduling conflicts with other cases.
WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said the judge ruled this way partially for the safety reasons, but also because of attorney client privilege.
Casey has been in hiding since her acquittal, but now Gonzalez's attorneys are now vowing to find her.
"We use the methods we use, we'll track her down," Dill said.
They believe the threat argument is overblown, and they want her to be in the courtroom to answer questions.
Casey may be subpoenaed in civil case if she's found
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