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RULE 2: ONE FORM OF ACTION.

July 25, 2011

All actions in law or equity shall be known as “civil actions.”

Advisory Commission Comments. Prior to the adoption of these Rules,Tennessee practice spoke of “civil actions at law”(T.C.A. §20-201) [since repealed] and of “suits”in chancery (T.C.A. §21-102) [since repealed]. Rule 2 simplifies the terminology of applying a single term to all civil actions.

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