Florida Civil Procedure

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Florida Quizzes & Trivia

Basics of civil procedure law in the state of Florida.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Unless matter is in exclusive jurisdiction of county courts, county courts have subject matter jurisdiction over civil actions where amount in controversy does not exceed
  • 2. 
    Jurisdictional limit of small claims court is
  • 3. 
    County courts have subject matter jurisdiction over dissolution of marriage when dissolution proceeding is
  • 4. 
    County courts have subject matter jurisdiction over all violations of which ordinances?
  • 5. 
    Subject matter jurisdiction for all civil matters in Florida is established by
  • 6. 
    Circuit courts have subject matter jurisdiction over actions involving legality of any
  • 7. 
    Circuit courts have subject matter jurisdiction over __________, including probate, guardianship, and incompetence.
  • 8. 
    Circuit court hears appeals from county courts unless the appeals concern orders that declare invalid a __________ or are certified as ___________ to the district court of appeals.
  • 9. 
    District courts of appeal have direct review of _____________ when provided by statutory law.
  • 10. 
    District courts of appeal have original jurisdiction to issue any writs necessary to ___________.
  • 11. 
    In the Florida Supreme Court, ________ justices constitute a quorum, and at least ________ justices must agree to render a binding decision.
  • 12. 
    Florida Supreme Court has appellate jursidiction over _________ sentences, orders declaring a __________ invalid, ___________ proceedings, and decisions of state agencies governing ____________.
  • 13. 
    Florida Supreme Court has discretionary review of orders upholding a ________, orders construing a provision of the ______________, orders affecting a class of ____________, conflicts in case law between ________, questions certified by ______________, trial court decisions certified by the district court of appeal as having _____________, and questions certified by __________ appellate courts.
  • 14. 
    Florida Supreme Court may issue any necessary writs except writs of _________.
    • A. 

      Certiorari

    • B. 

      Mandamus

    • C. 

      Quo warranto

    • D. 

      Prohibition

    • E. 

      Habeas corpus

  • 15. 
    Upon the governor's request, the Florida Supreme Court may issue ____________ that interpret ___________ regarding the governor's powers and duties.
  • 16. 
    In general, jurisdiction may attach when ______________ have been met and the state authorizes the exercise of ________________.
  • 17. 
    Considerations of jurisdiction usually focus on whether defendant _________ established contacts in Florida, availed himself of the ____________ of Florida, and whether defendant should ______________ being compelled to litigate in Florida
  • 18. 
    In personam jurisdiction may be acquired by _________ of the defendant, presence of the defendant for _________, __________ of a person in Florida, ____________ within the state, ____________ existence, or a __________ statute.
  • 19. 
    Consent of the defendant to in personam jursidiction may be obtained when a nonresident is _____________ on Florida roads operating _________ or ___________ craft.
  • 20. 
    For in personam jurisdiction, corporate existence requires ________________ with the state or having a __________________ within the state.
  • 21. 
    For in personam jursidiction, long-arm statutes apply in marital dissolution or child support actions if the defendant ___________ in the state prior to commencing the action or maintains a ___________________ in Florida at the time the action commenced.
  • 22. 
    For in personam jursidiction, long-arm statutes apply in paternity actions if the defendant engages in __________________ in Florida with respect to which a child may have been ______________.
  • 23. 
    A defendant engaged in ______________ and not _____________ activity in Florida (interstate, intrastate, or otherwise) is subject to jurisdiction of Florida courts, whether or not claim arises from that activity.
  • 24. 
    Any person, firm, or corporation that sells, consigns, or leases property through brokers, jobbers, wholesalers, or distributors to any person, firm or corporation is ___________________ to be engaged in ___________ and not ____________ activities within the state and operating, conducting, enegaging in, or carrying on a ________________ in Florida.
  • 25. 
    In rem actions require notice to ___________ of the parties who might have an interest in the property
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      A few

    • C. 

      Some

    • D. 

      Most

    • E. 

      All