Circuit Court

Claims of $15,000 and above are the responsibility of Circuit Civil

Auto Negligence
All matters resulting from personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death arising out of a party's alleged negligent operation of a motor vehicle, as defined in section 316.003, Florida Statutes. That is, any self-propelled vehicle not operated upon rails or guide way, but not including bicycles or mopeds. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Automobiles
  • Trucks
  • Buses
  • Motorcycles
Other Negligence
All matters relating to liability lawsuits involving negligence related death, injury, or damage to or property interests, including claims for statutory relief on account of death or injury, and including but not limited to the following:
  • Water craft
  • Asbestos-related diseases
Professional Malpractice
All medical, legal, or other professional malpractice lawsuits.

Product Liability
All matters involving the alleged responsibility of the manufacturer or seller of an article for an injury caused to persons or property by a defect in, or condition of, the article sold, or an alleged breach of duty to provide suitable instructions to prevent injury.

All civil lawsuits pursuant to Chapter 718, Florida Statutes. A condominium association (not condominium unit) must be a party in the lawsuit.

Contract and Indebtedness
All contract actions and all actions relating to promissory notes and other debts, including those arising from the sale of goods, and including, but not limited to the following:
  • Uniform commercial code litigation
  • Open account
  • Money lent
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of lease agreement
  • Breach of insurance contract
  • Construction liens (formerly mechanics liens)
  • Evictions
Real Property / Mortgage Foreclosure
All matters relating to the possession, title and boundaries of real property including:
  • Purchase
  • Partition
  • Quieting title and removing encumbrances
  • Seals reformation
  • Rescissions and cancellation
  • Ejectment actions
  • All matters relating to the involvement of legal and equitable liens against real property including foreclosures and sales, and foreclosures associated with condominiums
Eminent Domain
All matters relating to the taking of private property for public use including inverse condemnation by state agencies, political subdivisions and public service corporations.

Enforcement of Lien By Sale of Motor Vehicle: Florida Statute 713.585
A person claiming a lien under s. 713.58 for performing labor or services on a motor vehicle.

Other Civil
All civil matters not included in the previously described categories. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Declaratory judgments
  • Injunctions
  • Administrative agency appeals
  • Bond estreatures
  • Replevins
  • Habeas corpus proceedings
  • Forfeitures
  • Interpleader

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