Q: How do I know if a civil subpoena is valid and if I am actually required to provide every item requested?
I am a bookkeeper in Oregon and received a civil subpoena requesting all bank statements, electronic books, tax returns, general ledgers, financial statements, emails, phone records, payments, receipts, etc...for 10 different entities of a former client for a 7yr period of time. How do I know if its a valid subpoena and if I really must provide every scrap of paper even non case related items that I ever had a copy of. Do I have to do this and can I get compensation? This will take hours and hours to go through.
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