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Casey Anthony Wins In Court Against Texas EquuSearch, Which Funded The Search For Caylee

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Casey Anthony leaves the federal courthouse in Tampa, after a bankruptcy hearing Monday, March 4, 2013. | AP

Casey Anthony appeared to score a partial victory in bankruptcy court on Tuesday when a judge granted her request to dismiss charges brought by the company who helped search for her daughter in 2008.

But Texas EquuSearch Founder, Tim Miller, told The Huffington Post he is "fairly happy" with Tuesday's proceedings.

EquuSearch claims it spent $100,000 searching for Anthony’s daughter, Caylee, according to NBC News. Anthony originally said Caylee was missing. Once the child was found, Anthony claimed her daughter died in her family's swimming pool.

Anthony was found not guilty of killing Caylee in July 2011.

Judge K. Rodney May "partially dismissed" EquuSearch's claims against Anthony, but did give the organization 21 days to file an amended complaint, according to NBC News.

The judge ruled that EquuSearch must prove that Anthony benefited from the money the organization spent looking for Caylee, BayNews9 reports.

When asked about the judge's decision, Miller told HuffPost Crime, "Things aren't always as they appear."

"I'm fairly happy about how yesterday went," Miller said. "We had a good day."

Miller declined to elaborate, saying he "didn't want to interfere with what our lawyers are doing and get a lot of media attention on this."

"I can't wait for this whole thing to get behind us," Miller said. "But we're not backing away from anything."

Anthony filed for bankruptcy in January. Court documents filed at the time said she had $792,000 in liabilities.

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