saving to suitors clause

: a clause in federal law found at title 28 section 1333(1) of the U.S. Code that allows a party to pursue a remedy for a maritime claim in a state court when entitled to such remedy and that effectively means that a party may pursue an in personam maritime claim in an ordinary civil action seeking a common-law remedy with the right to a jury trial

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“Saving to suitors clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/saving%20to%20suitors%20clause. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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