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The 2020 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.0208
607.0208 Forum selection.
(1) The articles of incorporation or the bylaws may require that any or all internal corporate claims be brought exclusively in any specified court or courts of this state and, if so specified, in any additional courts in this state or in any other jurisdictions with which the corporation has a reasonable relationship.
(2) A provision of the articles of incorporation or bylaws adopted under subsection (1) does not have the effect of conferring jurisdiction on any court or over any person or claim, and does not apply if none of the courts specified by such provision has the requisite personal and subject matter jurisdiction. If the court or courts in this state specified in a provision adopted under subsection (1) do not have the requisite personal and subject matter jurisdiction and another court in this state does have such jurisdiction, then the internal corporate claim may be brought in such other court, notwithstanding that such other court is not specified in such provision, or in any other court outside the state specified in such provision that has the requisite jurisdiction.
(3) No provision of the articles of incorporation or the bylaws may prohibit bringing an internal corporate claim in all courts in this state or require such claims to be determined by arbitration.
(4) For the purposes of this section, “internal corporate claim” means:
(a) Any claim that is based upon a violation of a duty under the laws of this state by a current or former director, officer, or shareholder in such capacity;
(b) Any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the corporation;
(c) Any action asserting a claim arising pursuant to this chapter or the articles of incorporation or bylaws; or
(d) Any action asserting a claim governed by the internal affairs doctrine that is not included in paragraph (a), paragraph (b), or paragraph (c).
History.s. 23, ch. 2019-90.