Anthony is being sued by Zenaida Gonzalez for defamation.
Charles Greene, Anthony's attorney, argued during a change of venue hearing that he believed it was an "impossibility, I submit, that Ms. Anthony can get a fair trial in Orange County."
"We had hoped that the publicity in this case would subside after the criminal case," he said. "It has not."
Greene requested that the civil trial be moved "north of Orlando" possibly in Tallahassee or Gainesville.
Zanny the Nanny Lawsuit
Judge Lisa Munyon denied the request, but said if problems arise during jury selection, the issue can be resisted by both sides.
When it was learned that Caylee Anthony was missing, 31 days after she disappeared, Casey Anthony told her parents and investigators that she had been taken by a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez. It turned out that there never was a nanny; Casey's "Zanny the Nanny" was completely fictional.
In her lawsuit, a woman whose real name is Zenaida Gonzalez, claims her life was disrupted and she suffered damages when Anthony claimed the nanny kidnapped her daughter, who was found dead in a wooded area near the Anthony family home.
Anthony was convicted of lying to authorities during their investigation of Caylee's disappearance, but she was found not guilty of the child's murder.