Magistrate Judge Finds Subpoena Issued During Discovery Stay Was Improper

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal magistrate judge in California on Sept. 12 granted a third party's motion to quash a subpoena seeking 48 categories of documents that was issued during a stay in discovery and ordered the plaintiff to pay the fees the company incurred as a result of filing motions to quash and for sanctions for violating Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 (Michael Hill, et al. v. Robert's American Gourmet Food LLC, et al., No. C-13-80166 MISC JST, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131381).

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