Rule 1. General provisions.

(a) These rules constitute the simplified rules of procedure and evidence in small claims cases required by the Utah Code and shall be referred to as the Rules of Small Claims Procedure. They are to be interpreted to carry out the statutory purpose of small claims cases, dispensing speedy justice between the parties.

(b) These rules apply to the initial trial and any appeal under Rule 12 of all actions pursued as a small claims action.

(c) If the Supreme Court has approved a form for use in small claims actions, parties must file documents substantially similar in form to the approved form.

(d) By presenting a document, a party is certifying that to the best of the party's knowledge it is not being presented for an improper purpose and the legal and factual contentions are made in good faith. If the court determines that this certification has been violated, the court may impose an appropriate sanction upon the attorney or party.