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Defamation case: Casey Anthony will not have to disclose Caylee information

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No sign of CaseyAnthony Tuesday as lawyers for Zenaida Gonzalez tried to persuade the judge to force her to answer questions that she either pled the fifth on or just refused to answer during an undisclosed two-hour deposition taken in January.

"Casey herself showed very little emotion on anything," said Scott Shuker, one of the attorneys representing Zenaida Gonzalez. "She was just very cool and calculated. She stuck to her guns."

Shuker's client is suing Casey for defamation. Gonzalez has the same name as the person Casey told investigators kidnapped her daughter, Caylee.

He asked the judge to force Casey to talk about her daughter's disappearance, kidnapping and death, as well as if she knew where Caylee was on July 25, 2008.

That is the day Casey told her mother, during a jail house visit, that she'd never seen a picture of "that girl down in Kissimmee," who deputies had gone and interviewed. The same woman who Shuker says is his client. 

The judge said Shuker couldn't ask Anthony those questions. 

"I don't know if it's enough to go take an appeal of that ruling," Shuker said. "What I'm hoping is that the judge is saying, 'You can get there without asking her directly.' I think he's trying to be protective of the ultimate trial."

During the January deposition, Casey voiced objections and refused to answer questions about her state of mind on that July day.

The judge said that was inappropriate of her and ruled in Shuker's favor. 

"We think her state of mind, her direct state of mind, is relevant," Shuker said.

Overall, Casey's attorneys were pleased with the judge's rulings. 

Cheney Mason told Fox35 that "it's clear that the judge has an intelligent view of what this case is and what this case is not."

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