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Must i appear in illinois district court, as a witness for the defendant (my employer), in a civil action, if i am served a "Not

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Must i appear in illinois district court, as a witness for the defendant (my employer), in a civil action, if i am served a "Notice of Trial" letter, that says "You are COMMANDED to Appear", noting that the letter does not have the word subpeona anywhere on it?

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  1. It sounds like a subpoena to me. Those are the first 5 words of most subpoenas. Who sent you this document? If it is legitimate, (and it most likely is,) then you mist appear.

    If you have doubts, bring it to an attorney for review.


  2. http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/LEGAL/frcpweb/FRC00049.htm

    Witness fees are $40 per day and 55.5 cents per mile.

    You may want to sit down with an attorney to discuss.

    Robert T. Kuehl
    Kuehl Law, P.C.
    Chicago, Illinois
    312-840-8270
    Email: bob@kuehllawpc.com
    Website: www.kuehllawpc.com


  3. You have described a Trial notice to appear which is just like a state court subpoena in federal court for trial. Appear

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