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Rule 176.7. Protection of Person from Undue Burden and Expense


The party requesting a subpoena must take reasonable steps to avoid imposing undue burden or expense on the person served. In ruling on objections or motions for protection, the court must provide a person served with a subpoena an adequate time for compliance, protection from disclosure of privileged material or information, and protection from undue burden or expense. The court may impose reasonable conditions on compliance with a subpoena, including compensating the witness for undue hardship.

Aug. 4, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.

Notes and comments: Comments to 1999 change: This rule combines the former rules governing subpoenas for trial and discovery. When a subpoena is used for discovery, the protections from undue burden and expense apply, just as with any discovery.


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  Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.