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Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure directs that the rules 'shall be construed to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.' 'There probably is no provision in the federal rules that is more important than this mandate. It reflects the spirit in which the rules were conceived and written, and in which they should be, and by and large have been, interpreted. . . . The Supreme Court of the United States has stated that these rules 'are to be accorded a broad and liberal treatment.'' Trevino v. Celanese Corp., 701F.2d 397, 405 (5th Cir. 1983) (citing Hickman v. Taylor, 329 U.S. 495, 507, 67 S. Ct. 385, 391, 91 L. Ed.451 (1947) and Schlagenhauf v. Holder, 379 U.S. 104, 114-15, 85 S. Ct. 234, 240, 13 L. Ed. 2d 152 (1964)).

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