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Rule 205.1. Forms of Discovery; Subpoena Requirement (Nov. 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.

Amended by order of Nov. 9, 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.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Aug. 4, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999 Technical Corrections Dec. 31, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999