I received a subpoena for a class action complaint asking for certain documents to be produced at a particular day and time, am i required to be physically present?
It reads following for action
YOU ARE COMMANDED TO:-
produce and permit inspection and copying of the following items, at the place, date and time indicated below. (with list of docs required )
If i only need to send documents, should i send the copy or originals, this would be 300 page document, who will bear the shipping/fax charges associated with this?
1) is this an out of state subpoena or for an NC case?
2) When did you get served with it and what is the deadline date to respond?
3) It typically says right on the first side of the form (if it's a NC form), whether your appearance in person will also be necessary. Often, there is a form you can also sign in lieu of live testimony to authenticate your documents (affidavit of custodian of records), typically provided to you with the subpoena.
4) You likely have to bear your own costs but you can always try to see if the attorney requesting the documents can get their client to pay for some or all. Or perhaps an electronic delivery
Hope this helps for now, but may be wisest to pay small consult fee to have it reviewed by an attorney just in case, especially if there are any options to contest it (called a motion to Quash) or otherwise limit the production of what is being asked and other legal rights you may have.
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