Casey Anthony lawyer wants civil lawsuit dismissed

September 14, 2011 4:23:52 AM PDT
An attorney representing Casey Anthony has asked for a civil lawsuit in Florida filed against her to be dismissed.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Charles Greene argues a lawsuit filed by a diver who helped search for 25-year-old Anthony's daughter, Caylee, in 2008 lacks merit and seeks to profit from the tragedy.

In court filings, Greene calls the lawsuit filed by David Badali "insufficient to satisfy the requirements of Florida law."

Badali, a scuba diver, is seeking more than $15,000 in damages. The lawsuit claims he risked his safety searching for 2-year-old Caylee in alligator-infested water while Anthony knew the child was already dead.

Anthony was acquitted of killing Caylee in July but was convicted of lying to police. She's currently serving probation on a separate check fraud conviction.