Gonzalez never met Anthony. She never babysat Caylee and she was not involved in the case. However, she claims when Casey Anthony mentioned her name to police, she was publicly defamed. She claims the defamation ruined her reputation by using her name in association with the toddler's disappearance. The civil case is likely to be tried in January of 2013. Does she deserve a a big monetary judgment against Anthony? Did the 20 minutes of fame for Gonzlez really "ruin her life?" Perhaps a civil jury will let us all know very soon.
Update 5-23-12: When will the media stop sensationalizing things? Casey Anthony has not been on the run or hiding. She has been staying out of the public spotlight and complying with the terms of her probation. Her attorneys accepted service for her in the civil case. The media will only stop when the public starts to demand responsible journalism.