Mamaroneck, NY asked in Civil Litigation for New York

Q: Is a subpoena issued from a Florida court and served by registered mail upon a NY State resident sufficient to secure

That person's attendance in the Florida court?

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Matthew Parham
Matthew Parham
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Not as a general matter, though you haven't really provided enough information to be sure. It seems pretty clear that there would be no jurisdiction obtained to compel attendance through merely sending mail to the person in another state assuming they're a nonparty to the suit. The obvious exception would be if you are a party to the lawsuit and jurisdiction has already been obtained over you in the lawsuit through some other means.

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