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Utah Rules of Civil Procedure 2 - Form of Action

Rule 2 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure states that there is only one form of action in Utah, to be known as a "civil action."  Utah's Rule 2 is identical in language to Rule 2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  Both of these rules are in contrast to the old English Common Law, which included a number of different forms of action, such as suits in equity, replevin, ejectment, action of covenant, writ of right, and more.  Under the English Common Law, each different form of action could be subject to different rules and procedures.

Utah Rules Civil Procedure Rule 2 - Form of ActionAlthough the different forms of action survived in America for a time after the United States gained its independence, they have been essentially abolished in both federal and state courts.  England has also largely abandoned the different forms of action.  Thus, Rule 2 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure has little if any practical effect in litigation today.

While the elimination of the different forms of action served in some ways to simply the litigation process, civil litigation in Utah can still be a complex process.  Our Utah attorneys work hard to help you achieve the best outcome in your Utah civil case, in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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