Can an out-of-state subpoena compel a non-resident to be deposed?
Can a properly served subpoena issued by a FL circuit court be served in MI and compel a MI resident to be deposed? Does it carry weight in MI or must it be domesticated? Can it be ignored?
The short answer is that the MI resident may have his deposition taken in connection with a FL case and a FL court. The process by which a subpoena is served for a deposition is by having a MI court grant an out of state commission for a deposition. the FL lawyer is required to file a out of state commission for a deposition to take place in the town that you reside. the MI court will read the motion for a out of state commission and usually permit the FL lawyers to come to MI to take your deposition. you must attend this deposition as it is an order from the court that you are required to comply with. if the FL lawyer simply issued you a subpoena to come to FL, then that is something that you can ignore as the federal rules do not require compliance with this sort of subpoena. i suggest showing a lawyer a copy of the document you received.