TAMPA — A bankruptcy judge Tuesday granted in part Casey Anthony's request to dismiss a claim against her by Texas EquuSearch, which spent thousands of dollars looking for her daughter, but gave the nonprofit 21 days to file another claim.
Texas EquuSearch claims it wasted more than $100,000 searching for Caylee Marie Anthony in 2008. EquuSearch was suing Anthony in state court before she declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this year, effectively halting the suit.
The group says she wasted its time and money with a fruitless search for 2-year-old Caylee, who Anthony knew was dead.
But Anthony's bankruptcy attorney said Texas EquuSearch leaders proceeded with searches knowing Anthony had been charged with lying to law enforcement and murder.
Anthony was eventually acquitted of murder, but convicted of misdemeanors for lying to law enforcement.