I. SCOPE OF RULES--ONE FORM OF ACTION - Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
These rules govern the procedure in the United States district courts in all suits of a civil nature whether cognizable as cases at law or in equity or in admiralty, with the exceptions stated in Rule 81. They shall be construed and administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.
There shall be one form of action to be known as