Terms Used In Florida Statutes 697.10

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
In any action relating to real property, if the court shall find that any person has prepared an instrument which due to an inaccurate or improper legal description impairs another person’s title to real property, the court may award to the prevailing party all costs incurred by her or him in such action, including reasonable attorney’s fees, and in addition thereto may award to the prevailing party all actual damages that she or he may have sustained as a result of such impairment of title.