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Citrus Canker Compensation Litigation Website

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This website is dedicated to providing information to prospective class members and other interested persons concerning class action litigation pending in Florida state courts against the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the "Department") resulting from the Departmentís destruction of residential citrus trees under the Citrus Canker Eradication Program ("CCEP"). In these cases, Plaintiffs allege that the Departmentís destruction of residential citrus trees under the CCEP which were not determined to be infected with citrus canker obligates the Department to pay full and just compensation to members of the classes.

Plaintiffs' allege that full and just compensation for such trees exceeds the minimum compensation made available under Fla. Stat. ß 581.1845 (the "Statute"), which provided that all eligible tree owners were entitled to receive a Shade Florida debit card with a face value of $100 for the first citrus tree destroyed, and $55 for each additional tree destroyed by the Department under the CCEP.

The Department maintains it was lawfully entitled to destroy all citrus trees located within 1900 feet of any citrus tree determined to be infected with citrus canker and, therefore, that members of the classes did not suffer a compensable loss.

This litigation is pending against the Department in the Circuit Courts of Broward, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach Counties, Florida. Because the status of each case varies, further information and important documents about each case can be viewed by accessing the specific pages provided in this website.

Further information may also be obtained by contacting Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel, Robert C. Gilbert, Esq., at reg@grossmanroth.com