Posted tagged ‘Texas Equusearch’

Casey Anthony Wins Partial Victory Against Texas EquuSearch

July 6, 2013

Casey Anthony has won a partial victory in bankruptcy court when a judge granted her request to dismiss charges brought against her by TexasEquuSearch, the company who helped search for her daughter Caylee back in 2008. The judge has given Texas EquuSearch 21 days to file another claim.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Texas EquuSearch claims it wasted more than $100,000 searching for Caylee Marie Anthony in 2008, a debt, they say, Casey Anthony’s bankruptcy shouldn’t wipe clean.

EquuSearch was suing Anthony in state court before she declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this year, effectively halting the lawsuit. The search group says she wasted its time and money with a fruitless search for 2-year-old Caylee, who Anthony knew was actually dead.

But Anthony’s bankruptcy attorney, David Schrader, said Texas EquuSearch leaders proceeded with searches knowing Anthony had been charged with lying to law enforcement and murder. Texas EquuSearch also relied on information from Anthony’s parents.



Casey Anthony: Motion to Dismiss Denied

October 19, 2011

Judge Lisa Munyon has denied a request to dismiss a lawsuit against Casey Anthony. The lawsuit alleged that Anthony made numerous misrepresentations to Texas EquuSearch and its founder, Tim Miller.

From WESH:

Search group Texas EquuSearch, which aided in the search for Caylee Anthony in 2008, filed a lawsuit against Casey Anthony in July.

As a result, volunteers engaged in “extensive, costly and time-consuming searches for Caylee,” the lawsuit claims. “The time and effort dedicated to this search diverted resources from TES’ ability to provide its search and rescue operations to other families.”

Anthony’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss, saying the suit lacked any merit. Judge Lisa Munyon denied the motion Wednesday.

Casey Anthony: Sued By Texas Equusearch

July 13, 2011

Let the lawsuits begin! Casey Anthony was served with a lawsuit at the jail by Texas Equusearch earlier today.

$1000,000 for “wasting their time.”

From MyFox Orlando:

The search team that searched for Caylee Anthony is suing Casey for over $100,000.00. They claim she wasted their time searching for Caylee when Casey knew they would never find her.

Bonnie Moore from Process Express, served the lawsuit to Casey Anthony at the Orange County jail. Moore says it appears that Anthony had just woken up when she got there to serve here. “There was really no reaction. She just asked me if I had gotten a copy to her attorney.”

Casey Anthony: Defense Witness Admits She Altered Document

February 1, 2011

It appears that Laura Buchanan, a volunteer who helped in the search for Caylee Anthony, has admitted in a deposition that she changed a form she wasn’t even supposed to have.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

At best the documents portray Laura Buchanan as a person eager to inject herself into the case early on by taking part in searches for missing Caylee Marie in September 2008. At the time, Buchanan lived in Kentucky but was visiting Central Florida with her husband who was here for work-related training.

At worst, the documents show Buchanan altering Texas EquuSearch documents, providing a series of inconsistent statements and becoming the subject of an intense secondary investigation by detectives working on the Casey Anthony murder case.

From WESH:

Laura Buchanan claimed she was a team leader who searched Suburban Drive in September 2008 but did not find anything.

Buchanan signed a form swearing in her opinion that the remains were not there. Casey Anthony’s defense team has made the notion a key part of its strategy that someone other than Anthony places the remains in the woods.

“What we’re continuing to see is that this unyielding belief in Ms. Buchanan has come back to bite them,” said Orlando criminal defense attorney Richard Hornsby, who is not affiliated with the case.

In her latest deposition, Buchanan now claims she doesn’t know where the remains were and may have only gotten within 35 feet.

Casey Anthony: Did She Dump Caylee’s Body?

November 29, 2010

Maybe…or maybe not? Her defense team said today that it has more than a dozen new witnesses that support the claim that their client did not place her daughter’s remains in the woods.

What do you think?

From WESH:

Defense attorneys said they have 15 to 20 people who searched the exact area where Caylee Anthony’s remains were found but found no body.

In the past, Texas EquuSearch volunteers have given sworn statements saying that the area in question was under water and there was no way to figure out what was there.

Defense attorney Cheney Mason said the names of the witnesses will be given to Judge Belvin Perry on Friday.

Casey Anthony: Deposition Postponed?

October 14, 2010

It appears that a Texas Equusearch volunteer has requested that her deposition be postponed, or canceled.

From My Fox Orlando:

Laura Buchanan, the Texas Equusearch volunteer who claims to have searched the exact area of Suburban Drive where Caylee Anthony’s remains were found three months later, asked that her deposition be canceled on Wednesday. Buchanan was scheduled to answer questions under oath via the Internet.

Last month, discovery documents revealed that another Equusearch volunteer told investigators Buchanan may have falsified her search documents.

Casey Anthony: Defense Team to Review Search Documents

October 4, 2010

The defense team for accused murderer Casey Anthony will be reviewing Texas Equusearch documents this morning with the hopes of finding a credible volunteer who searched the area where her daughter’s remains were found, but that nothing was discovered at the time.

From WESH:

Prosecutors already have several sworn statements from volunteers who say that the area was submerged, increasing the likelihood that the remains were placed there before the rains came and Casey Anthony was locked up.

Defense attorney Richard Hornsby said the defense hopes to argue that a third party put the girl’s remains in the woods.

“That’s what the defense is banking on: third-party DNA and DNA still being there. It rebuts what prosecutors have been saying the whole time,” Hornsby said.