What is a Subpoena?

In civil litigation, subpoenas are often used to compel discovery from nonparties to a suit such as individuals or corporations. In a California proceeding, a deposition subpoena is the only method by which to obtain discovery from a non-party in civil litigation. “A deposition subpoena must be served to compel that witness’s attendance, testimony, or production of documents and things pursuant to Chapter 6, ‘Nonparty Discovery,’ of the CDA.” (CCP §§ 2020.010-2020.510. See, e.g., California ex rel Lockyer v. Super. Ct., 122 Cal. App. 4th 1060, 1076-78 (2004).)

The California Civil Code allows an oral deposition, written deposition, or a deposition for production of business records and other things coming within the scope of Article 4 or 5. (CCP § 2020.010.) The process by which a nonparty is required to provide discovery is a deposition subpoena. (Id.) However, subpoenas are still subject to the rules regulating discovery between parties of a suit.

Any party is entitled to discovery proceedings up until the 30th day before the date initially set for the trial of the action and a continuance of the trial date does not operate to reopen discovery proceedings. (CCP § 2024.020.)

There are four types of deposition subpoenas: a subpoena for an oral deposition, a subpoena for business records deposition commanding only the production of business records for copying, a subpoena for business records deposition commanding the productions of records and testimony, and finally, a subpoena for a written deposition. (CCP §§ 2020.310, 2025.010, 2020.410, 2020.510, 2028.010.6.)

If the subpoena is for the production of business records, discovery will be considered complete on the date of production. (CCP § 2020.010.) However, if the subpoena is seeking personal records under CCP § 1985.3 then there needs to be at least 20 days’ notice. (CCP § 1985.3; see Unzipped Apparel v. Bader, 156 Cal.App.4th 123, 127 (2007).)

The Court is authorized under CCP § 1987.1 to order a subpoena quashed entirely, modified, or directed to comply with terms and conditions the Court declares, including protective orders. (CCP § 1987.1.) Under this section the court is also authorized to make any order as may be appropriate to protect the person from unreasonable or oppressive demands, including unreasonable violations of the right of privacy of the person. (Id.)

“If a deponent fails to answer any question or to produce any document, electronically stored information, or tangible thing under the deponent’s control that is specified in the deposition notice or a deposition subpoena, the party seeking discovery may move the court for an order compelling that answer or production.” (CCP § 2025.480, subd. (a).) The court can order the disobeying party to comply within 60 days after completion of the deposition record. (Id.) Objections or other responses to a business records subpoena are the "deposition record" for purposes of measuring the 60-day period for a motion to compel. (See Unzipped Apparel, 156 Cal.App.4th at 132-133.)

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Notice of Motion to Quash - Notice of Motion

ATHLEEN EGAN LATIC PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on April 13, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. in Department 502 of the captioned court located at 1130 “O” Street, Fresno, California 93724, REGAN SLATIC (hereinafter “ will move this Court for an order quashing noticed by Defen

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $1,000.00 FILED BY SHABAZZ, FAREEDAH AS TO ...

Bes Tee Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court Notice to the person being sued: + You are the defendant if your name is listed in @ on page 2 of this form. The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed [email protected]) on page 2. + You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you do not go to court, you may lose the case. + Ifyou lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. + Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidenc

Notice of Entry of Judgment - FOR PLTF -DEFT TO PAY THE SUM OF $9028.00 ...

Name and Address cf Court: YOLO SUPERIOR COURT 1000 MAIN STREET WOODLAND, CA 95695 SC-130 SMALL CLAIMS CASE NO.: SC-2020-6 NOTICE TO ALL PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS: Your ‘small claims case has been decided. If you lost the case, and the court ordered you to pay money, your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. Read the back of this sheet for important information about your rights. AVISO A TODOS LOS DEMANDANTES Y DEMANDADOS: Su caso ha sido

Memorandum of Costs

MC-010 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY: STATE BAR NUMBER: FOR COURT USE ONLY name: CHRISTOPHER W. WOOD, ESQ. / SBN: 193955 firMnaMe: DREYER BABICH BUCCOLA WOOD CAMPORA, LLP streetaooress: 20 Bicentennial Circle cm: Sacramento state:CA zipcove: 95826 tevepHoneno: (916) 379-3500 raxno: (916) 379-3599 E-MAIL ADDRESS: ATTORNEY FOR (name Plaintiffs, SANDRA KIRK, et al. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Stanislaus streetaporess: 801 10th Street, 4th Floor MAILING A

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $7,500.00 FILED BY ALDALA, IMAD AS TO DEFEN...

« sc ny Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER Clerk stamps date here when form is filed. Ea to Go to Small Claims Court FILED Notice to the person being sued: SUPEPOR COURT * You are the defendant if your name is listed in @ on page 2 of this form. COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed ina) on page 2. NOV 2 4 2020 * You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you CLERK OF TE COURT do not go to court, you may lose the case. a: ange A If

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $322.26 FILED BY SNG, ALVIN KAI-JUN AS TO D...

laim and ORDER | Cieix ‘stamps date here when form is filed. Plaintiff'e-< amas to Go to Small Claims Court FILED SUPERIOR COURT. Notice to the person being sued: COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO * You are the defendant if your name is listed in (2) on page 2 of this form. The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed in Be page 2. NOV 2 8 2020 i cs * You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you CLERK OF THE COURT do not go to court, you may lose the case. a Deputy

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $10,000.00 FILED BY NEWMAN, TRISTEN AS TO D...

SC-10 Plaintifrs Claim and ORDER even lamps date hoe whan fom sea Z to Go to Small Claims Court Notice to the person being sued: F SMALL CLAIMS * You are the defendant if your name is listed in (2) on page 2 of this form. Superior COUR OF CHTTB rata D The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed in(1) on page 2. ‘oUNtY oF San Francieen * You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you NOV-2 3 2020 do not go to court, you may lose the case. CG OF TRED) OURT *

Opposition to Request for Pre-Trial Discovery filed - Forwarded to Dept 403

ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, state bar number, and address FOR COURT USE ONLY Law Offices of Eirc P. Oren, Inc./Eric P. Oren, #106129 225 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite 105 Fresno, California 93704 TELEPHONE NO: (559) 224-5900 FAX NO: (559) 224-5905 ATTORNEY FOR (Name): Plaintiff KELLY WELCH SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA • COUNTY OF FRESNO C

Notice of Entry of Judgment - JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF PLTF; DEFENDANT SHALL...

Name and Address of Court: YOLO SUPERIOR COURT 1000 MAIN STREET WOODLAND, CA 95695 SC-130 SMALL CLAIMS CASE NO.: SC-2020-56 | NOTICE TO ALL PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS: Your | small claims case has been decided. If you lost the case, and the court ordered you to pay money, your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. Read the back of this sheet for important information about your rights. AVISO A TODOS LOS DEMANDANTES Y DEMANDADOS: Su caso ha s

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $10,000.00 FILED BY DUAR, EMAD AS TO DEFEND...

Plaintii. Claim and ORDER sa to Go to Small Claims Court Notice to the person being sued: * You are the defendant if your name is listed in (2) on page 2 of this form. The person-suing you is the plaintiff, listed in(1) on page 2. + You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you do not go to court, you may lose the case. * Ifyou lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. + Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evide

Non-Criminal: Minute Order - Motion

Superior Court of California, County of Merced MINUTE ORDERS County of Merced 10:00 AM 12:00 PM vs Motion Andre Taylor

Criminal: Minute Order - Trial Setting Conference

Superior Court of California, County of Merced MINUTE ORDERS People of the State of California, Plaintiff(s) 18CR 01375B vs. 8:30 AM Trial Setting Conference

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $5,000.00 FILED BY SASHA PHOTOGRAPHY LLC AS...

Plaintiff Alaim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court Notice to the person being sued: You are the defendant if your name is listed in 2) on page 2 of this form. The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed in(1) on page 2. You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you do not go to court, you may lose the case. If you lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidence you need

Opposition -

CENTURY LAW GROUP LLP FILED Superior Court of California Edward O. Lear (SBN 132699) County of Placer Rizza Gonza

Non-Criminal: Minute Order - Motion

Superior Court of California, County of Merced MINUTE ORDERS County of Merced 10:00 AM 12:00 PM vs Motion Thomas Voget

Notice of Entry of Judgment

Name and Address of Court: Turlock Division 300 Starr Avenue Turlock, CA 95380 SMALL CLAIMS CASE NO.:SC-20-000971 NOTICE TO ALL PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS: AVISO A TODOS LOS DEMANDANTES Y DEMANDADOS: Your small claims case has been decided. If you lost the case

AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $10,000.00 FILED BY COLAGNOSS JR., ...

Yomi Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER | Clark stamps date here when forms filed. to Go to Small Claims Court Notice to the person being sued: F I coke 1 A D . Superior Court * You are the defendant if your name is listed in (2) on page 2 of this form. panty Shean Francisco The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed in (1) on page 2. NOV 18 2020 * You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you : do not go to court, you may lose the case. CLER

Notice of Entry of Judgment

Name and Address of Court: Turlock Division 300 Starr Avenue Turlock, CA 95380 SMALL CLAIMS CASE NO.:SC-20-000872 NOTICE TO ALL PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS: AVISO A TODOS LOS DEMANDANTES Y DEMANDADOS: Your small claims case has been decided. If you lost the case

Notice of Entry of Judgment

Name and Address of Court: Turlock Division 300 Starr Avenue Turlock, CA 95380 SMALL CLAIMS CASE NO.:SC-20-000985 NOTICE TO ALL PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS: AVISO A TODOS LOS DEMANDANTES Y DEMANDADOS: Your small claims case has been decided. If you lost the case

Ruling 11/17/2020 - Ruling

Superior Court of California County of Kern Bakersfield Department 17 Date: 11/17/2020 Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $9,000.00 FILED BY OLIVE, SABA AS TO DEFEND...

Plaintiff's claim and ORDER SALLE to Go to Small Claims Court Notice to the person being sued: * You are the defendant if your name is listed in @) on page 2 of this form. The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed in(1) on page 2. * You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you do not go to court, you may lose the case. . * Ifyou lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be taken to pay this claim. + Bring witnesses, receipts, and any

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $10,000.00 FILED BY HINES, MICHELLE AS TO D...

“s Claim and ORDER | Glerk stamps date here when form is filed. yn Plainti ™ to Go to Small Claims Court body E_D Notice to the person being sued: FL. ourt of California County of San Francisco * You are the defendant if your name is listed in (2) on page 2 of this form. The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed in(1) on page 2. * You and the plaintiff must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you do not go to court, you may lose the case. * Ifyou lose, the cour

Tentative Ruling -

& FI LED. ais Superimunty of Placer WN NOV 16 2020 BR OT DW SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ON IN AND FOR

Ruling 11/13/2020 - Ruling

Superior Court of California County of Kern Bakersfield Department 11 Date: 11/13/2020 BCV-18-101461 RICHARDS VS WEST HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, INC.

Request for Pre-Trial Discovery filed - Forwarded to Dept. 403

ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, state bar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY Jeffrey S. Ranen (224285)/ Ryan M. Deam (252505)/ Francesca L. Maghsodi (327571) LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP 633 West 5th Street, Suite 4000, Los Angeles, California 90071 TELEPHONE NO: (213) 250-1800 FAX NO: (213) 250-7900 ATTORNEY FOR (Name): Ernest Packaging Inc. Dion

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