In Re: Citrus Canker Litigation

VERDICT

Trial
02/24/11 – 03/08/11

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Summary

In this class action Agriculture litigation proceeding, plaintiffs alleged Florida Department of Agriculture was liable for removing citrus trees from his home (private property) to eradicate a citrus canker infestation. This class action suit has been brought by over 20,000 homeowners for removing a combined of over 60,000 citrus trees from their property.

The plaintiff was represented by attorneys Robert Gilbert and William Williams. The defendant in this case, Florida Dept. of Agriculture was represented by attorneys Wesley Parsons and Francisco Ramos.


The jury awarded $210 per tree, times 66,493 trees, for a total award of $13,963,530.

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Outcome

Compensation amount based on average value of the 66,493 trees cut down: $210/tree
Total Compensation: 13,963,530.00

Sessions

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FEB
25
FEB
28
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MAR
4
AM Session
Verdict
2 Chapters
MAR
8

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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