Agoura Hills, CA asked in Civil Litigation for California

Q: When suing 8 defendants & wanting to start serving request for production on non-parties do all parties have 2 be served

I am aware of the the 10 and 20 days waiting for depos and so on...but do ALL the defendants have to be served before any request for docs from non-parties.

I have been given several different answers from several legal professionals.

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Robert James Reynolds
Robert James Reynolds
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Generally, speaking, you can subpoena documents from a non-party whether or not all of the defendants have been served.

I can't give a good opinion without knowing all of the facts, but this should give you some direction so that you can find the answers you are seeking.

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