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How to serve a subpoena for discovery of information?

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November 25, 2008 7:57PM

Are you sure you don't mean "file a MOTION for discovery?" A "motion" is a legal paper which is part of the pre-trial litigation process during which each party requests relevant information and documents from the other side in an attempt to "discover" pertinent facts. Generally discovery devices include depositions, interogatories, requests for admissions, document production requests and requests for inspection. Whereas a "subpoena" is a writ served on an individual to compel appearance in court to give testimony.