District Court

District Court

Honorable David J. Reader, Chief Judge of Livingston County Courts 


53rd District Court Judges

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Francine Zysk, District Court Administrator


 
 53rd DISTRICT COURT is located in Howell with a branch court in Brighton.  The court hears the following types of cases:
 
  • CRIMINAL - Misdemeanor and Felony matters
  • CIVIL - matters are divided into three different categories:
    • General Civil (up to $25,000) - cases involving lawsuits between two or more parties seeking money damages.
    • Small Claims - Cases where the amount claimed does not exceed a specified amount, As of October 1, 2012, small claims cases could not exceed $5,500.  There are no lawyers or juries and no right to appeal.
    • Landlord Tenant - Proceedings to recover possession of premises and/or obtain a money judgment.
  • CIVIL INFRACTIONS - TRAFFIC TICKETS
  • WEDDINGS
  • DIVORCE without minor children

 District Court News

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