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Welcome to the Miami-Dade County
Citrus Canker Compensation Litigation Website

UPDATE AS OF 07/20/2012: In June 2010, the Circuit Court certified the case to proceed as a class action. The Department appealed that order to the Third District Court of Appeal. As of June 2012, the Third District Court has not yet issued an opinion on the appeal.

This page is dedicated to providing information to members of the proposed Class (as defined below) and other interested persons concerning class action litigation pending in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court against the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the "Department") resulting from the Departmentís destruction of residential citrus trees located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, under the Citrus Canker Eradication Program ("CCEP").

This case was originally commenced in 2003 and has been extensively litigated for over nine years on behalf of the following Class:

All owners of citrus trees within Miami-Dade 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.

Further information and important documents about this case can be viewed by accessing the links in the upper left-hand corner of this page.