Fla. Court Won't Rethink Class Cert. In Tree Removal Feud

Law360, Miami (June 26, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday refused to reconsider its decision to affirm certification of a class of homeowners who say Miami-Dade County's removal of their healthy trees as part of a citrus canker eradication program caused their property values to drop.

In a brief opinion that provided no explanation, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal denied the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' bid for a second look at its September decision affirming class certification.

The appeals court had rejected the state agency's arguments...
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