Generally, attorneys subpoena records only from Minnesota; however, often, they need to depos a third-party witness in Minnesota at a foreign deposition. The following information explains how the foreign deposition process works in Minnesota to subpoena a Minnesota witness to testify at a deposition held in Minnesota.
To subpoena a foreign deposition in Minnesota, a foreign deposition subpoena and a notice of deposition, lawful where the case is venued, are needed. Then, a subpoena form conformed to Minnesota law is required. Next, file the foreign subpoena with the Minnesota court. Finally, a deposition subpoena issued in Minnesota is required.
Important: Notice of the foreign deposition must be provided to all other parties to the action, and the subpoena form must conform to Minnesota law. MN 45.06.
Notice to Parties: Any use of a subpoena, other than to compel attendance at a trial, without prior notice to all parties to the action, is improper and may subject the party or attorney issuing it, or on whose behalf it was issued, to sanctions. MN 45.01(e).
Legal Process Minnesota can issue a foreign deposition subpoena in Minnesota on your behalf so you can depos a Minnesota witness at a deposition in Minnesota.
Legal Process Minnesota can take care of all the precise details for you.
Prepare the Minnesota civil subpoena form CIV101 to conform the deposition subpoena to Minnesota law.
Hand-deliver the deposition subpoena to the relevant Minnesota State Court for issuance. (The Minnesota court filing fee is included in our services).
Our process server attempts to serve the deposition subpoena promptly after issuance. (Process service of the subpoena is included in our services).
Prepare the Return of Service when the process service is complete, provide a copy to you by email, and mail the original to you.
A Minnesota witness, who is not a party to the action, who is required to give testimony or produce documents relating to a profession, business, or trade, or relating to knowledge, information, or facts obtained as a result, is entitled to reasonable compensation for the time and expense involved in preparing for and giving testimony or producing documents requested in a subpoena before complying with the subpoena.
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