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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 250.82

Applicability of state and federal law.


Florida law provides certain protections to members of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Reserve Forces, and the National Guard in various legal proceedings and contractual relationships. In addition to these state provisions, federal law also contains protections, such as those provided in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Title 50, Appendix U.S.C. ss. 501 et seq., and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Title 38 United States Code, chapter 43, that are applicable to members in every state even though such provisions are not specifically identified under state law.


To the extent allowed by federal law, the state courts have concurrent jurisdiction for enforcement over all causes of action arising from federal law and may award a remedy as provided therein.


s. 1, ch. 2003-72; s. 27, ch. 2007-5; s. 3, ch. 2009-122.