Welcome to the Lee County
Citrus Canker Compensation Litigation Website
UPDATE AS OF 07/20/2012: As
of June 2012, the Court has not scheduled this case for trial.
This page is dedicated to providing information to members of
the Class (as defined below) and other interested persons concerning class
action litigation pending in Lee County Circuit Court against the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the "Department") resulting
from the Department's destruction of residential citrus trees located in Lee
County, Florida, under the Citrus Canker Eradication Program ("CCEP").
This case was originally commenced in 2002 and has been
extensively litigated for over 10 years. In 2005, the Court granted Plaintiffs'
motion to certify the case as a class action on behalf of the following Class:
Further information and important documents about this case can be
viewed by accessing the links in the upper left-hand corner of this page.
All owners of citrus trees within Lee County, incorporated or
otherwise, not used for commercial purposes, which were not determined by the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to be infected with
citrus canker and which were destroyed under the Citrus Canker Eradication
Program from January 1, 2000 to the present.