Two lawsuits filed against Casey Anthony will move forward despite objections from her attorneys, and the cases could go to trial next year.
While a firm date for the trials has yet to be set, Chuck Kilcoyne, a representative of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of Florida, told HLN that they could be scheduled for early next year.
Federal Bankruptcy Judge Rodney May denied motions to dismiss the defamation lawsuits filed by Zenaida Gonzalez and Roy Kronk.
The fate of the two lawsuits has been called into question several times since Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in January.
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Gonzalez claims she was harassed and threatened by people in the community after Anthony devised a fictitious nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez-Fernandez -- also known as "Zanny the Nanny" -- and accused her of kidnapping Anthony's daughter Caylee.
Gonzalez’s attorney Matt Morgan told HLN that Anthony will now have to give a deposition answering tough questions about why she tried to cover up the fact that her child went missing in July of 2008.
Kronk, the meter reader who discovered Anthony’s daughter’s remains in 2008, is suing Anthony for accusing him of playing a role in the toddler’s death.
On July 5, 2011, a jury acquitted Anthony of all charges related to her child's death, but convicted her of four counts of lying to law enforcement.
She was sentenced to four years. With credit for time served, she was released on July 17.