Texas EquuSearch Files Suit Against Casey Anthony

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    TES seeks at least $15,000 in damages.

    Texas EquuSearch is suing Casey Anthony in a Florida court. The group has filed a civil suit against Anthony to recoup expenses in the 2008 search for her daughter Caylee.

    Anthony, who was found not guilty in connection with her daughter's death, was found guilty on three counts of lying to law enforcement.

    The lawsuit alleges that Anthony made numerous misrepresentations to the group and it's founder, Tim Miller, and that she never corrected or disagreed with statements that her daughter was still alive in the summer and fall of 2008 -- the time Texas EquuSearch said they were searching for the little girl.

    In the opening statements of her first-degree murder trial, Anthony's attorney's said Caylee died June 16.  TES said they first heard about the claim of accidental death, and the June death date, at the murder trial.

    Texas EquuSearch, who rely on donations to fund their activities, said they spent more than $112,000 and used 4,200 volunteers to search for Caylee. The search was the second most costly in their history and consumed 40 percent of their annual budget.

    The lawsuit also claims that the time and effort dedicated to the Anthony search diverted resources from TES' ability to provide its search and rescue operations to 15 other families.

    They are seeking damages in excess of $15,000.  See the full complaint here.