These rules govern the procedure in the district courts in all suits of a civil nature whether cognizable as cases at law or in equity, with the exceptions stated in Rule 81. They shall be construed and administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.
[As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]
The amendment adds the words “and administered” to the second sentence consistent with the 1993 amendment to the federal rule. As explained in the advisory committee notes to the federal rule, the purpose of this revision is to emphasize the court’s duty to ensure that litigation is resolved without undue cost or delay.