West Virginia Judiciary

Rules of Civil Procedure: Section I

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  1. Scope and purpose of rules
  2. One form of action

I. Scope, Purpose and Construction

Scope and purpose of rules

These rules govern the procedure in all trial courts of record in all actions, suits, or other judicial proceedings of a civil nature whether cognizable as cases at law or in equity, with the qualifications and exceptions stated in Rule 81. They shall be construed and administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.

One form of action

There shall be one form of action to be known as "civil action"