Openmind Solutions, Inc. v. Does 1-2925
NOTICE by Openmind Solutions, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Attachment, # 2 Exhibit A)(Steele, John)
AO 88B (Rev. 06/09) Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or to Permit Inspection of Premises in a Civil Action
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
__________ District of District
FRCP Rule 45(a)(2) __________
OPENMIND SOLUTIONS, INC.
Civil Action No.
(If the action is pending in another district, state where:
__________ District ofof Illinois
Southern District __________
SUBPOENA TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS, INFORMATION, OR OBJECTS
OR TO PERMIT INSPECTION OF PREMISES IN A CIVIL ACTION
To: [Addressee] Attn: Subpoena Compliance/Custodian of Records
c/o [Registered Agent]
u Production: YOU ARE COMMANDED to produce at the time, date, and place set forth below the following
documents, electronically stored information, or objects, and permit their inspection, copying, testing, or sampling of the
material: In accordance with the conditions in the attached order, provide the name, current (and permanent)
addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and Media Access Control addresses of all persons whose
IP addresses are listed in the attached spreadsheet. We will be pleased to provide data to you in your
Place: Steele Hansmeier PLLC
Date and Time:
161 N Clark St. Ste. 4700
Chicago, IL 60601
04/01/2011 10:00 am
u Inspection of Premises: YOU ARE COMMANDED to permit entry onto the designated premises, land, or
other property possessed or controlled by you at the time, date, and location set forth below, so that the requesting party
may inspect, measure, survey, photograph, test, or sample the property or any designated object or operation on it.
Date and Time:
The provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 45(c), relating to your protection as a person subject to a subpoena, and Rule
45 (d) and (e), relating to your duty to respond to this subpoena and the potential consequences of not doing so, are
CLERK OF COURT
Signature of Clerk or Deputy Clerk
The name, address, e-mail, and telephone number of the attorney representing (name of party)
, who issues or requests this subpoena, are:
OPENMIND SOLUTIONS, INC.
John Steele, Steele Hansmeier PLLC, 161 N Clark St. Ste. 4700, Chicago, IL 60601, email@example.com;
AO 88B (Rev. 06/09) Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or to Permit Inspection of Premises in a Civil Action(Page 3)
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 (c), (d), and (e) (Effective 12/1/07)
(c) Protecting a Person Subject to a Subpoena.
(1) Avoiding Undue Burden or Expense; Sanctions. A party or
attorney responsible for issuing and serving a subpoena must take
reasonable steps to avoid imposing undue burden or expense on a
person subject to the subpoena. The issuing court must enforce this
duty and impose an appropriate sanction — which may include lost
earnings and reasonable attorney’s fees — on a party or attorney
who fails to comply.
(2) Command to Produce Materials or Permit Inspection.
(A) Appearance Not Required. A person commanded to produce
documents, electronically stored information, or tangible things, or
to permit the inspection of premises, need not appear in person at the
place of production or inspection unless also commanded to appear
for a deposition, hearing, or trial.
(B) Objections. A person commanded to produce documents or
tangible things or to permit inspection may serve on the party or
attorney designated in the subpoena a written objection to
inspecting, copying, testing or sampling any or all of the materials or
to inspecting the premises — or to producing electronically stored
information in the form or forms requested. The objection must be
served before the earlier of the time specified for compliance or 14
days after the subpoena is served. If an objection is made, the
following rules apply:
(i) At any time, on notice to the commanded person, the serving
party may move the issuing court for an order compelling production
(ii) These acts may be required only as directed in the order, and
the order must protect a person who is neither a party nor a party’s
officer from significant expense resulting from compliance.
(3) Quashing or Modifying a Subpoena.
(A) When Required. On timely motion, the issuing court must
quash or modify a subpoena that:
(i) fails to allow a reasonable time to comply;
(ii) requires a person who is neither a party nor a party’s officer
to travel more than 100 miles from where that person resides, is
employed, or regularly transacts business in person — except that,
subject to Rule 45(c)(3)(B)(iii), the person may be commanded to
attend a trial by traveling from any such place within the state where
the trial is held;
(iii) requires disclosure of privileged or other protected matter, if
no exception or waiver applies; or
(iv) subjects a person to undue burden.
(B) When Permitted. To protect a person subject to or affected by
a subpoena, the issuing court may, on motion, quash or modify the
subpoena if it requires:
(i) disclosing a trade secret or other confidential research,
development, or commercial information;
(ii) disclosing an unretained expert’s opinion or information that
does not describe specific occurrences in dispute and results from
the expert’s study that was not requested by a party; or
(iii) a person who is neither a party nor a party’s officer to incur
substantial expense to travel more than 100 miles to attend trial.
(C) Specifying Conditions as an Alternative. In the circumstances
described in Rule 45(c)(3)(B), the court may, instead of quashing or
modifying a subpoena, order appearance or production under
specified conditions if the serving party:
(i) shows a substantial need for the testimony or material that
cannot be otherwise met without undue hardship; and
(ii) ensures that the subpoenaed person will be reasonably
(d) Duties in Responding to a Subpoena.
(1) Producing Documents or Electronically Stored Information.
These procedures apply to producing documents or electronically
(A) Documents. A person responding to a subpoena to produce
documents must produce them as they are kept in the ordinary
course of business or must organize and label them to correspond to
the categories in the demand.
(B) Form for Producing Electronically Stored Information Not
Specified. If a subpoena does not specify a form for producing
electronically stored information, the person responding must
produce it in a form or forms in which it is ordinarily maintained or
in a reasonably usable form or forms.
(C) Electronically Stored Information Produced in Only One
Form. The person responding need not produce the same
electronically stored information in more than one form.
(D) Inaccessible Electronically Stored Information. The person
responding need not provide discovery of electronically stored
information from sources that the person identifies as not reasonably
accessible because of undue burden or cost. On motion to compel
discovery or for a protective order, the person responding must show
that the information is not reasonably accessible because of undue
burden or cost. If that showing is made, the court may nonetheless
order discovery from such sources if the requesting party shows
good cause, considering the limitations of Rule 26(b)(2)(C). The
court may specify conditions for the discovery.
(2) Claiming Privilege or Protection.
(A) Information Withheld. A person withholding subpoenaed
information under a claim that it is privileged or subject to
protection as trial-preparation material must:
(i) expressly make the claim; and
(ii) describe the nature of the withheld documents,
communications, or tangible things in a manner that, without
revealing information itself privileged or protected, will enable the
parties to assess the claim.
(B) Information Produced. If information produced in response to a
subpoena is subject to a claim of privilege or of protection as trialpreparation material, the person making the claim may notify any
party that received the information of the claim and the basis for it.
After being notified, a party must promptly return, sequester, or
destroy the specified information and any copies it has; must not use
or disclose the information until the claim is resolved; must take
reasonable steps to retrieve the information if the party disclosed it
before being notified; and may promptly present the information to
the court under seal for a determination of the claim. The person
who produced the information must preserve the information until
the claim is resolved.
(e) Contempt. The issuing court may hold in contempt a person
who, having been served, fails without adequate excuse to obey the
subpoena. A nonparty’s failure to obey must be excused if the
subpoena purports to require the nonparty to attend or produce at a
place outside the limits of Rule 45(c)(3)(A)(ii).
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