DeSantis Signs Bill Changing Florida Civil Lawsuits

May 26, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill will change how lawsuits are divided between circuit and county counts in Florida.

Currently, the law provided for lawsuits up to $15,000 are heard in the county courts, while larger amounts go to circuit court. The threshold will be increased to $30,000 on January 1, 2020, and increased again to $50,000 in January 2013 under the bill sponsored by Rep. Tom Leek, R-Ormand Beach.

The $15,000 limit had been in place since 1992.

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