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Welcome to the Orange County
Citrus Canker Compensation Litigation Website

UPDATE AS OF 07/20/2012: The case is scheduled to proceed to a liability trial in mid September 2012.

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 Orange 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 Orange County, Florida, under the Citrus Canker Eradication Program ("CCEP").

This case was originally commenced in 2004 and has been extensively litigated for over eight years. In 2010, the Court certified the case as a class action on behalf of the following Class:

All owners of citrus trees within Orange 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.