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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Recent Documents on Subpoena

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Opposition -

Jeffrey S. Einsohn (SBN 260150) PARKER LAW GROUP ATTORNEYS A Professional Corporation 10/26/2020 Sacramento, CA 95815 Telephone: (916) 996-0400 Attorneys for TODD JARVIS SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA ...

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $10,000.00 FILED BY HIRSCHEY, JEFFREY SHERZ...

EYom in Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER Clerk stamps date here when form is fled. to Go to Small Claims Court ; SMALL (CLAIMS Notice to the person being sued: San Francisco Cou LED Court * 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. OCT 2 6 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. BKOF THE COURT * Ifyou lose, the co...

Order -

Port J. Parker (SBN 179256) Jeffrey S. Einsohn (SBN 260150) PARKER LAW GROUP ATTORNEYS A Professional Corporation 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1230 Sacramento, CA 95815 - Telephone: (916) 996-0400 Superior TL. ED. ...

MONEY CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FOR $10,000.00 FILED BY CONWAY, CHADWICK AS TO ...

Prelit Plaintiffs 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 (2) on page 2 of this form. The person suing you is the plaintiff, listed in(@4) 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 evid...

Subpoena For Production of Business Records in Action Pending Outside Ca...

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Notice Rejection by Clerk -

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PLACER Physical Address: Mailing Address: 10820 Justice Center Drive PO Box 619072 Roseville, CA 95678 Roseville, CA 95661 10/22/2020 Mark Posard 3 Parkcenter Drive Suite 200 Sacramento CA 95825 Re: Hubbard, Mercy et al vs. The Michaels Organization, LLC et al S-CV-0044138 DOCUMENT: CO Complaint/Petition/Cross-Complaint/Amended CO Answer/Responsive O Default O Notice of Deposit of Jury Fees 0 Motion/OSC/Demurrer ...

Notice Rejection by Clerk -

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PLACER Physical Address: Mailing Address: 10820 Justice Center Drive PO Box 619072 Roseville, CA 95678 Roseville, CA 95661 10/22/2020 Allan Frumkin 5900 King Road Loomis CA 95650 Re: Law Offices of Allan R. Frumkin, Inc. vs. Smith, Brandon M-CV-0070446 DOCUMENT: CO Complaint/Petition/Cross-Complaint/Amended C1 Answer/Responsive O) Default ONotice of Deposit of Jury Fees CO) Motion/OSC/Demurrer C1 Proof of Service...

Document Other -

BRIGIT S. BARNES & ASSOCIATES, INC. 10/21/2020 ANNIE R. EMBREE, ESQ., OF COUNSEL CSB #208591 Loomis, CA 95650 Facsimile: (916) 660-9554 Attorneys for Plaintiffs ROYCE D. DUNCAN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA ...

Minutes finalized for Motion - Other - Civil Law and Motion heard on 10/...

SUPERIO. URI OF CALIFOF COUNT. SACRAMENTO GORDON D SC. =R COURTHOUSL MINUTE ER DATE: 2020 TIME: 09:00 9M DEPT: 5. JUDICIAL CER PRESIDING. stopher Krueger CLERK: G. REPORTER/-t BAILIFF/COUR. "ENDANT: N. Alvi, nez ASE NO: 34-2020- 3830-CU-PT-GDS © INIT.DATE: 08/2 20 SE TITLE: Kimber, shmeyer, Directo. »e Department ot >umer Affairs, Sta c rnia vs. Adams, i Cr *ATEGORY: Civil- gpited i) S EVENTT. Motion - Other - Ci 4 v and Motion APPEARANCES 4. re of Proceeding. ‘ion to Comp...

Motion Quash -

ELECTRONICALLY FILED superior Court of California, County of Placer 10/19/...

Separate Statement - Statement filed

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

Separate Statement - Statement filed

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

Notice of Motion TO COMPEL COMPLIANCE OF SUBPOENA ISSUED TO STANISLAUS C...

Robert L. Reisinger, Esq., Bar No. 156474 Victoria A. Silcox, Esq., Bar No. 194314 Christopher P. Chang, Esq., Bar No. 316021 FORD, WALKER, HAGGERTY & BEHAR One World Trade Center Twenty Seventh Floor Long Beach, California 90831-2700 (562) 983-2500 FORD, WALKER, HAGGERTY & BEHAR ...

Opposition -

KATHLEEN C. LYON, CSB #236224 10/19/2020 1 [email protected] JOSHUAH D. KERBY, CSB #324182 2 [email protected] ARONOWITZ SKIDMORE LYON 3 A Professional Law Corporation 200 Auburn Folsom Road, Suite 305 4 Auburn, California 95603 ...

Separate Statement - Statement filed

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

Motion - Notice of Motion

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

Memorandum Points & Authorities -

ELECTRONICALLY FILED superior Court of California, County of Placer 10/19/2020 ...

Motion - Notice of Motion

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

Motion - Notice of Motion

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

Defendant's Case Management Statement - Case Management Statement

CM 110 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address) FOR COURT USE ONLY Angelika Singh, Esq. SBN 236301 TIZA SERRANO THOMPSON & ASSOCIATES 980 9 Street, Suite 2250 Sacramento, CA 95814 TELEPHONE NO.: (916) 561 2780 FAX NO...

Separate Statement - Statement filed

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

Motion - Notice of Motion

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

Motion TO COMPEL COMPLIANCE OF SUBPOENA ISSUED TO STANISLAUS COUNTY CORO...

Robert L. Reisinger, Esq., Bar No. 156474 Victoria A. Silcox, Esq., Bar No. 194314 Christopher P. Chang, Esq., Bar No. 316021 FORD, WALKER, HAGGERTY & BEHAR One World Trade Center Twenty Seventh Floor Long Beach, California 90831-2700 (562) 983-2500 FORD, WALKER, HAGGERTY & BEHAR ...

Memorandum Points & Authorities -

ELECTRONICALLY FILED superior Court of California, County of Placer 10/19/2020 ...

Separate Statement - Statement filed

KENNEDY & SOUZA, APC Attorney for SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR LIVING, LLC SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF FRESNO Case No.: 18CECG03644 ...

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