What is my obligation to provide information on a subpoena?

UPDATED: Dec 19, 2011

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What is my obligation to provide information on a subpoena?

The information for the subpoena is for my clients, defendants’ attorney. Do I have a right to inform my client, the plaintiff, of the information I am sending to the defendant?

Asked on December 19, 2011 under Business Law, Illinois


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you have been personally served with a subpoena to either provide documents or attend at a deposition and provide documents (and possibly testify), you need to provide both plaintiffs' and the defendants' attorney with copies of all documents being provided under the subpoena so that both sides get the same information.

In many states if documents are being requested, a subpoena company comes to one's place of business, makes copies of the documents requested and copies of the documents are sent to all parties in the litigation. If you have further questions, I suggest that you consult with a business attorney about your situation.

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