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subpoena

[-pē′nə]
Etymology: L, sub + poena, penalty
(in law) a document from a court commanding that a person appear at a certain time and place to testify on a specific matter. Subpoenas are governed by federal rules for criminal and civil procedures.

subpoena

(sŭ-pē′nă)
A court order that requires a person to come to court or appear at a specific time and place to give testimony. Failure to appear can result in punishment by the court.

subpoena (sub´pē´nə),

n the process or writ issued by the court requiring the attendance of a witness at a certain time and place for testimony. It also may order him or her to bring books, records, or other relevant items as evidence.
subpoena duces tecum,
n a subpoena commanding a person to bring books, papers, records, or other items to the court.
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Our first order of business when anyone requests access to a customer's private information is to refuse, absent a valid subpoena or court order, which we then scrutinize as we did with Rightscorp's illegal subpoena in this matter," said Christopher Bunce, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Birch.
The subpoenas, sent to some outspoken pastors and religious leaders who had opposed the ordinance, had asked for "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.
Congress granted the power to issue subpoenas duces tecum at an Article 32 by changing Article 47, UCMJ, the enforcement mechanism of compulsory process in the military.
Insurance companies should be aware that, whether they are responding to subpoenas as nonparties or issuing subpoenas on their own behalf, in the area where nonparties are most likely to incur significant costs--attorney's fees resulting from reviewing documents for responsiveness and privilege--there are arguments to be made that these costs should shift from producing parties to requesting parties.
Practically speaking, if the subpoena is valid, it meets the AICPA standard that permits disclosure in response to a validly issued and enforceable subpoena.
Similar with warrants, while subpoenas may only be issued for the purpose of conducting a criminal investigation of the listed statutes, the records may be used in support of parallel civil fraud investigations as well.
Responding Correctly to a subpoena or search warrant served in connection with an enforcement initiative can help you to defend against fraud-related charges, should they be brought.
Fortunately, as a matter of federalism, there are well-established principles for distinguishing federal subpoenas from local ones and for recognizing presidential immunity from the latter.
It is thus not surprising that associations often are served with subpoenas to provide documents or testimony in lawsuits in which the associations are not named parties.
I don't take kindly to FBI subpoenas myself, so I called up Val Burris to see what was going on.
Disclosures are permitted under federal or state court orders, federal or state grand jury subpoenas or administrative orders, demands, summonses or subpoenas issued by any federal agency or by some state agencies, specifically, state agencies charged with regulating tax return preparers.