I now received a letter the very next day for my company which is supposedly a non party records keeper can they subpoena the records that were originally objected to? BAckstory I personally along with a company I had nothing to do with, my mother in law and my wife are being sued. I objected in the 15 day window and so did they. I received a subpoena deuces tecum the very next day for the production of the documents I just objected to. Can the opposing attorney demand the production? Thanks for any input.
what you need to do is object to the subpoena as the rules of procedure allow.
the other side then could seek to have the court compel the production.
there are particular objections and a method of doing this: I strongly suggest you have you business lawyer involved.
You need to be pro-active; motion to quash the subpoena and for protective order. You will need a good basis if the records are relevant to the proceedings. Otherwise, you might find yourself being subpoenaed for a deposition with a request for the same records.
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