The most important rule of all is the last sentence of [FRCP] 1, which provides that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ‘shall be construed to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.’ It is this command that gives all the other rules life and meaning and timbre in the realist world of the trial court.
Mia Mazza, Emmalena K. Quesada & Ashley L. Sternberg,
In Pursuit Of Frcp 1: Creative Approaches To Cutting And Shifting The Costs Of Discovery,
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