Subpoena-Civil Form. This is a Rhode Island form and can be use in Superior Court Statewide.
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STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS SUPERIOR COURT SUBPOENA - CIVIL Plaintiff/Petitioner Civil Action File Number Defendant/Respondent Murray Judicial Complex Newport County 45 Washington Square Newport, Rhode Island 02840-2913 *(401) 841-8330 McGrath Judicial Complex Washington County 4800 Tower Hill Road Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879-2239 *(401) 782-4121 Noel Judicial Complex Kent County 222 Quaker Lane Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-0107 *(401) 822-6900 Licht Judicial Complex Providence/Bristol County 250 Benefit Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903-2719 *(401) 222-3230 TO: ______________________________________________________________________ of ___________________________________________________________________________. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear in the Superior Court listed above at the date, time, and courtroom specified below to testify in the above-entitled case and bring with you: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Courtroom Date Time If you need language assistance, please contact the Office of Court Interpreters at (401) 2228710 or by email at email@example.com before your court appearance. * If an accommodation for a disability is necessary, please contact the Superior Court Clerk's Office at the telephone number listed above as soon as possible. TTY users can contact the Superior Court through Rhode Island Relay at 7-1-1 or 1-800-745-5555 (TTY) to voice number. Page 1 of 3 Superior-51 (revised December 2014) American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS SUPERIOR COURT YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear at the location, date, and time specified below to testify at the taking of a deposition in the above-entitled case. Location of Deposition Date Time YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to produce and permit inspection and copying of the following documents or objects at location, date, and time specified below (list documents or objects): ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Location Date Time Any organization not a party to this suit that is subpoenaed for the taking of a deposition shall designate one or more officers, directors, or managing agents, or other persons who consent to testify on its behalf and may set forth, for each person designated, the matters on which the person will testify. (Rule 30(b)(6) of the Superior Court Rule of Civil Procedure). /s/ _________________________________________________ Attorney for the Plaintiff/Petitioner Defendant/Respondent or Plaintiff/Petitioner Defendant/Respondent Telephone Number: Issued by Clerk, Notary, or Issuing Official pursuant to G.L. 1956 § 9-17-3 Date: Rhode Island Bar Number: Date: /s/ __________________________________________________________ Clerk ____________________________________________________________ Name of Notary ____________________________________________________________ Signature of Notary Notary commission expires: ____________________________ Notary identification number: ___________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Name of Issuing Official ____________________________________________________________ Signature of Issuing Official Page 2 of 3 Superior-51 (revised December 2014) American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS SUPERIOR COURT The following information is being provided pursuant to Rule 45(c), (d), and (e) of the Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure. (c) Protection of Persons Subject to Subpoenas. (1) A party or an attorney responsible for the issuance and service of a subpoena shall take reasonable steps to avoid imposing undue burden or expense on a person subject to that subpoena. The court on behalf of which the subpoena was issued shall enforce this duty and impose upon the party or attorney in breach of this duty an appropriate sanction, which may include, but is not limited to, lost earnings and a reasonable attorney's fee. (2) (A) A person commanded to produce and permit inspection and copying of designated books, papers, documents, or tangible things or inspection of premises need not appear in person at the place of production or inspection unless commanded to appear for deposition, hearing, or trial. (B) Subject to paragraph (d)(2) of this rule, a person commanded to produce and permit inspection and copying may, within fourteen (14) days after service of the subpoena or before the time specified for compliance if such time is less than fourteen (14) days after service, serve upon the self-represented litigant or attorney designated in the subpoena written objection to inspection or copying of any or all of the designated materials or of the premises. If objection is made, the party serving the subpoena shall not be entitled to inspect and copy the materials or inspect the premises except pursuant to an order of the court by which the subpoena was issued. If objection has been made, the party serving the subpoena may, upon notice to the person commanded to produce, move at any time for an order to compel the production. Such an order to compel production shall protect any person who is not a party or an officer of a party from significant expense resulting from the inspection and copying commanded. (3) (A) On timely motion, the court by which a subpoena was issued shall quash or modify the subpoena if it: (i) Fails to allow reasonable time for compliance; (ii) Requires disclosure of privileged or other protected matter and no exception or waiver applies; or (iii) Subjects a person to undue burden. (B) If a subpoena (i) requires disclosure of a trade secret or other confidential research, development, or commercial information, or (ii) requires disclosure of an unretained expert's opinion or information not describing specific events or occurrences in dispute and resulting from the expert's study made not at the request of any party, the court may, to protect a person subject to or affected by the subpoena, quash or modify the subpoena or, if the party in whose behalf the subpoena is issued shows a substantial need for the testimony or material that cannot be otherwise met without undue hardship and assures that the person to whom the subpoena is addressed will be