2007 Florida Statutes
Judgment in favor of state as prima facie evidence.
542.25 Judgment in favor of state as prima facie evidence.--A final judgment or decree entered in any civil or criminal proceeding brought by the Attorney General or a state attorney under s. 542.21 or s. 542.23 to the effect that a defendant has violated s. 542.18 or s. 542.19, or entered in any civil or criminal proceeding brought by the United States Department of Justice under comparable federal laws, shall be prima facie evidence against such defendant in any civil action or proceeding under this chapter brought by any other person against such defendant as to all matters with respect to which such judgment or decree would be an estoppel as between the parties thereto; however, this section does not apply to a consent judgment or decree entered before any testimony has been taken. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to impose any limitation on the application of collateral estoppel.
History.--s. 1, ch. 80-28; s. 1, ch. 84-146.