Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

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Section 1--Scope of Rules; Form of Action

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1Scope of Rules
2One Form of Action

Section 2--Commencement Of Action; Service Of Process, Pleadings, Motions, And Orders

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3Commencing an Action
4.1Serving other Process
5Serving and filing Pleadings and Other Process
5.1Constitutional Challenge to a Statute--Notice, Certifcation, and intervention
5.2Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court
6Computing and Extending Time; Time for Motion Papers

Section 3--Pleadings & Motions

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7Pleadings allowed; Form of Motions and Other Papers
7.1 Disclosure Statement
8General Rules of Pleading
9Pleading Special Matters
10Form of Pleadings
11Signing Pleadings, Motions, and Other Papers; Representations to the Court; Sanctions
12Defenses and Objections: When and how Presented; Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing
13Counterclaim & Crossclaim
14Third Party Practice
15Amended & Supplemental Pleadings
16Pretrial Conferences; Scheduling; Management

Section 4--Parties

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17Plaintiff & Defendant; Capacity; Public Officers
18Joinder of Claims
19Required Joinder of Parties
20Permissive Joinder of Parties
21Misjoinder & Nonjoinder of Parties
23Class Actions
23.1Derivative Actions
23.2Actions Relating to Unincorporated Associations
25Substitution of Parties

Section 5--Depositions & Discovery

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26Duty to Disclose; General Provisions Governing Discovery
27Depositions to Perpetuate Testimony
28Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken
29Stipulations Regarding Discovery procedure
30 Depositions by Oral Examination
31Depositions by Written Question
32Using Depositions in Court Proceedings
33Interrogatories to Parties
34Producing Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Entering onto Land, for Inspection & Other Purposes
35Physical & Mental Examinations
36Requests for Admission
37Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions

Section 6--Trials

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38Right to a Jury Trial; Demand
39Trial by Jury of by the Court
40Scheduling Cases for Trial
41Dismissal of Actions
42Consolidation; Separate Trials
43Taking Testimony
44Proving an Official Record
44.1Determining Foreign Law
46Objecting to a Ruling or Order
47Selection of Jurors
48Number of Jurors; Verdict
49Special Verdict; General Verdict and Questions
50Judgment as a Matter of Law in a Jury Trial; Related Motion for a New Trial; Conditional Ruling
51Instructions to the Jury; Objections; Preserving a Claim of Error
52Findings and Conclusions by the Court; Judgment on Partial Findings

Section 7--Judgment

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54Judgment; Costs
55Default; Default Judgment
56Summary Judgment
57Declaratory Judgment
58Entry of Judgment
59New Trial; Altering or Amending a Judgment
60Relief from Judgment or Order
61Harmless Error
62Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment
62.1Indicative Ruling on Motion for Relief Barred by Pending Appeal
63Judges inability to Proceed

Section 8--Provisional & Final Remedies

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64 Seizing a Person or Property
65Injunctions & Restraining Orders
65.1Proceedings Against a Surety
67Deposit into Court
68Offer of Judgment
70Enforcing a Judgment for a Specific Act
71Enforcing Relief for or Against a Nonparty

Section 9--Special Proceedings

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71.1Condemning Real or Personal Property
72Magistrate Judge: Pretrial Orders
73Magistrate Judges: Trial by consent; Appeal

Section 10--district Court & Clerks

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77Conducting Business; Clerk's Authority; Notice of an Order or Judgment
78 Hearing Motions; Submission on Briefs
79Records Kept by the Clerk
80Stenographic Transcript as Evidence

Section 11--General Provisions

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81Applicability of the Rules in General; removed Actions
82Jurisdiction & venue Unaffected
83Rules by District Courts; Judge's Directives
86Effective Date