District Court

District Court

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


53rd District Court Judges


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 January 2000, small claims cases could not exceed $5,000.  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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