Casey Anthony will be released from a Florida jail on Sunday, but her legal troubles aren't over yet, as she has been hit with a lawsuit by Texas Equusearch, the group that led the search for her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony.
The search team is suing Anthony for over $100,000, claiming that she wasted their time and resources searching for Caylee, knowing she would never be found alive, reported MyFoxOrlando.com.
“It certainly wasn’t fair to anybody that was involved and wasn’t fair to the families that really needed us,” Tim Miller, founder of Equusearch, said.
Anthony was convicted of repeatedly lying to authorities after Caylee's disappearance in summer 2008, but she was cleared of murder and other charges related to the death of the girl, whose body was found months later in woods near her home.
Anthony was served with Equusearch's lawsuit at the Orange County Jail on Wednesday by Bonnie Moore from Process Xpress. Moore said it appeared that Anthony had just woken up when she served her. “There was really no reaction. She just asked me if I had gotten a copy to her attorney,” she told reporters.
Miller told Fox 35 that he remembers showing up at Anthony's house in summer 2008. “She hugged us and kissed her on the cheek, and I said ‘I’m so sorry about what you’re going through right now,’ and she said ‘Well, thanks for being here right now. I know she’s alive out there somewhere so please bring her back.'”
Miller said this is the first lawsuit the organization has filed in its 10-year existence.