Terms Used In Florida Statutes 47.011

  • defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
Actions shall be brought only in the county where the defendant resides, where the cause of action accrued, or where the property in litigation is located. This section shall not apply to actions against nonresidents.