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Rule 205.1. Forms of Discovery; Subpoena Requirement (Aug.1998)


. A party may compel discovery from a nonparty - that is, a per­son who is not a party or subject to a party's control - only by obtaining a court order under Rules 196.7, 202, or 204, or by serving a subpoena compelling:

(a) an oral deposition;

(b) a deposition on written questions;

(c) a request for production of documents or tangible things, pursuant to Rule 199.2(b)(5) or Rule 200.1(b), served with a notice of deposition on oral examination or written questions; and

(d) a request for production of documents under this rule.

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


Prior Amendments Future Amendments
  Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999
  Technical Corrections Dec. 31, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999

Notes and Comments

Comments to 1999 change: Under this rule, a party may subpoena production of documents and tangible things from non­parties without need for a motion or oral or written deposition.