Fla. High Court Limits Subpoenas For Out-Of-State Cos.

Law360, Miami (November 7, 2013, 10:07 PM EST) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a party in a criminal case seeking production of out-of-state documents from an out-of-state, nonparty corporation must rely on particular procedures provided in state law and not subpoenas issued to the corporation's registered agent in Florida.

The high court said that Chapter 942 of the Florida Statutes, the “Uniform Law to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses from Within or Without a State in Criminal Proceedings,” provides a means for parties to subpoena out-of-state, nonparty witnesses. But the defendants...
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