Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Definition of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Body of procedural rules which govern all civil actions in U.S. District Courts and after which most states have modeled their own rules of civil procedure. These rules were promulgated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1938 under power granted by Congress, and have since been frequently amended. Such rules also govern adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts; and, Supplemental Rules, in addition to main body of rules, govern admiralty and maritime actions. See 28 U.S.C.A. §§ 2071-2074.

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