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Rule 177a. Subpoena for Production of Documentary Evidence


A subpoena may also command the person to whom it is directed to produce the books, papers, documents or tangible things designated therein; but the court, on motion made seasonably and in any event at or before the time specified in the subpoena for compliance therewith, may (1) quash or modify the subpoena if it is unreasonable and oppressive or (2) condition denial of the motion to quash or modify upon the advancement by the person in whose behalf the subpoena is issued, of the reasonable costs of producing the books, papers, documents or tangible things.

Note: New Rule.

Source: Federal Rule 45 (b)

March 19, 1957, eff. Sept. 1, 1957.

Repealed by order of Aug. 4, 1998, and Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. See Rule 176.2 (b).