Casey Anthony's bankruptcy case was back in court Tuesday, when a judge set a key date in her ongoing legal struggle with two people suing her for defamation.
Meanwhile, Anthony's bankruptcy attorney indicated he'll likely fight to keep her from having to be deposed next month by one of those people: Zenaida Gonzalez.
Matt Morgan, an attorney for Gonzalez, recently told media outlets Anthony is scheduled for an Oct. 9 deposition. There, she would be forced to answer questions about her daughter's death, Morgan said.
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However, at Tuesday's hearing, Anthony's bankruptcy attorney David Schrader made clear his side doesn't agree to that date.
Schrader told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May that he'll file motions to dismiss federal complaints filed against his client by Gonzalez and Roy Kronk. In light of those coming motions, a deposition of Anthony "at this point in time is improper," Schrader said.
May didn't delay the deposition, but invited Schrader to file a motion for a protective order blocking the deposition.
The judge also set a date to hear the motions to dismiss: Nov. 5. May indicated he hopes to rule on the motions on that date.
Kronk and Gonzalez filed complaints in July, arguing their lawsuits should survive Anthony's bankruptcy because she was "malicious" in damaging their reputations.
Anthony, 27, has been in hiding since her 2011 trial in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She was found not guilty of murder, convicted only on four misdemeanors, two of which were reversed on appeal. Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January.
Gonzalez sued after Anthony said a similarly named nanny had kidnapped Caylee in 2008. Authorities determined the nanny didn't exist and the girl was dead, but not before Gonzalez was linked to the case.
Kronk alleges that Anthony's criminal-defense lawyers made false statements implicating him in Caylee's death.
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