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Rule 176.1. Form


Every subpoena must be issued in the name of "The State of Texas" and must:

(a) state the style of the suit and its cause number; (b) state the court in which the suit is pending;

(c) state the date on which the subpoena is issued;

(d) identify the person to whom the subpoena is directed;

(e) state the time, place, and nature of the action required by the person to whom the subpoena is directed, as provided in Rule 176.2;

(f) identify the party at whose instance the subpoena is issued, and the party's attorney of record, if any;

(g) state the text of Rule 176.8(a);and

(h) be signed by the person issuing the subpoena.

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