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Can I object to a notice of deposition Duces Tecum of a non party

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Can I object to a notice of deposition Duces Tecum of a non party

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  1. Yes, you can. See FRCP 1.351

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  2. Yes. In state court and you are a party, you must file an objection with the court with 10 days of service of the notice of deposition. If you are not a party and are the person who received the subpoena, you may object at any time before the production.

    If it is a federal court case, you have 14 days to make the objection.

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  3. Are you a party to the action? Do you have a lawyer? Is the case pending in state or federal court?

    The person subpoenaed (the non-party) is not subject to a notice of deposition generally, but I'm not admitted in Florida. The non-party has the standing to oppose the notice or subpoena or whatever. Depending on the jurisdiction, you might or might not have standing.

    If you don't have a lawyer, consult one. Check with your local bar association for the names of litigators who offer free or low-cost consultations.

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