TITLE I. SCOPE OF RULES; FORM OF ACTION
FRCP 1: Scope and Purpose
These rules govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts, except as stated in Rule 81. They should be construed and, administered, and employed by the court and the parties to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.
FRCP 2: One Form of Action
There is one form of action—the civil action.