saving to suitors clause


saving to suitors clause
A qualification in the federal statute which vests original jurisdiction of civil cases in admiralty in the federal district courts, exclusive of the courts of the state, saving to suitors in all cases all other remedies to which they are otherwise entitled. 28 USC § 1333. For jurisdictional effect of the clause, see 2 Am J2d Adm §§ 105 et seq.

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