After a legal battle that’s lasted more than a year, the court system will allow Casey Anthony‘s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, to remain in their Orlando, Florida home. According to Radar Online, the foreclosure case has been officially dismissed. The “Joint Stipulation of Dismissal of Claims and Counter Claims” was filed in Orange County, Florida on Tuesday, September 10, meaning the matter has been put to rest. Well, put to rest for now. According to the documents, the paperwork was filed “without prejudice,” meaning the case can be revisited in the future.
“Plaintiff Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper and defendants/counter-plaintiffs Cynthia M. Anthony and George A. Anthony a.k.a. George Anthony dismiss all of their claims and counterclaims, without prejudice, with each party to bear their own fees and costs,” reads the paperwork obtained by Radar.
Back in June 2018, the couple first headed to court after it was alleged that they owed the bank over $130,000 on their home, the same location where it was believed their granddaughter, Caylee Anthony, had died. In February 2019, the couple petitioned the court to release video depositions relevant to the case, though the judge ruled that the tapes would be confidential while the legal matter was ongoing. In March, George and Cindy filed another petition, this one an “objection and opposition” to substituting U.S. Bank National Associate for their mortgage company, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, in the case. The judge ruled against them on this issue, too.
Now, however, it looks like both the bank and the Anthonys have come to an agreement. Though it’s not clear whether the matter has been settled or if the parties have just agreed to work it out outside of a courtroom, it’s a step in the right direction for the famous family. In addition to the battle for their home, they’d also faced a series of medical setbacks over the past few years.
In November 2018, George was injured in a near-fatal car accident. The crash may, however, have been a blessing in disguise. Though reports initially indicated that Casey had no intentions to reach out to her father, he told Dr. Oz in January that she had checked in and the two might reconnect. “I would [like to see her],” George said. “I mean honestly, I would. I would just like to tell her I’m sorry. You know, that I forgive her. I forgive her and that’s hard for me to say.”
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