What Should a Non-Party to a Lawsuit Do If Served with a Subpoena Duces Tecum?

From time to time, individuals and companies will be served with a subpoena requesting the production of documents that may be relevant to a litigation in which that person or company is not a party. The person or party served may have no interest in the outcome of the litigation, no real knowledge of the underlying dispute, and may not have even known that it existed.

What should that subpoenaed person or party do? What are their legal responsibilities?

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Will I Be Awarded Legal Fees If I Win?

The awarding of legal fees is a sword that cuts both ways. Many clients, particularly those who believe that their adversary’s claim or defense is baseless, ask whether they will be entitled to recover attorney’s fees when they prevail in a lawsuit. After all, “why should I be out of pocket to collect what I am rightfully owed, or because someone wrongfully sued me?”

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Co-op & Condo Mediation is a Smart, Speedy, and Cost-Effective Way to Resolve Disputes

For those living vertically in the city, there are many benefits – snow removal, maintenance, having someone to accept packages, and the proximity to great restaurants, theater, museums and music. These nuisances and quality-of-life complaints – the bane of any board member’s existence – are very real and often wind up before a co-op or condominium board. The problems can go on for some time, and are often very difficult, if not seemingly impossible, to resolve.

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Lawyers & Clients: Build a Blooming Relationship

When a client first seeks an attorney for advice in deciding whether to pursue a claim or settle one brought by another, the relationship that is established at the outset and decisions made early on can have a significant impact on the ultimate outcome of the matter. It is the client who has knowledge of the facts and best understands his needs and interests; it is the attorney who has knowledge of the law, which is essential to helping the client achieve the best results.

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