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I am delighted by California creating a new rule that allows a relatively simple to domesticate an interstate or international subponea for service in California.

NON USA: In addition to properly serving the documents, you may email Google a courtesy copy to internationalcivil@google.com

Previously, if someone in say, Nevada, subpoenaed Google. Google might insist that the party file a whole new lawsuit in California, just to get Google to honor the subpoena. Not so any more:

 

CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
SECTION 2029.100-2029.900

2029.100.  This article may be cited as the Interstate and
International Depositions and Discovery Act.

2029.200.  In this article:
   (a) "Foreign jurisdiction" means either of the following:
   (1) A state other than this state.
   (2) A foreign nation.
   (b) "Foreign subpoena" means a subpoena issued under authority of
a court of record of a foreign jurisdiction.
   (c) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust,
estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association,
joint venture, public corporation, government, or governmental
subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or
commercial entity.
   (d) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, a federally recognized
Indian tribe, or any territory or insular possession subject to the
jurisdiction of the United States.
   (e) "Subpoena" means a document, however denominated, issued under
authority of a court of record requiring a person to do any of the
following:
   (1) Attend and give testimony at a deposition.
   (2) Produce and permit inspection, copying, testing, or sampling
of designated books, documents, records, electronically stored
information, or tangible things in the possession, custody, or
control of the person.
   (3) Permit inspection of premises under the control of the person.

2029.300.  (a) To request issuance of a subpoena under this section,
a party shall submit the original or a true and correct copy of a
foreign subpoena to the clerk of the superior court in the county in
which discovery is sought to be conducted in this state. A request
for the issuance of a subpoena under this section does not constitute
making an appearance in the courts of this state.
   (b) In addition to submitting a foreign subpoena under subdivision
(a), a party seeking discovery shall do both of the following:
   (1) Submit an application requesting that the superior court issue
a subpoena with the same terms as the foreign subpoena. The
application shall be on a form prescribed by the Judicial Council
pursuant to Section 2029.390. No civil case cover sheet is required.
   (2) Pay the fee specified in Section 70626 of the Government Code.
   (c) When a party submits a foreign subpoena to the clerk of the
superior court in accordance with subdivision (a), and satisfies the
requirements of subdivision (b), the clerk shall promptly issue a
subpoena for service upon the person to which the foreign subpoena is
directed.
   (d) A subpoena issued under this section shall satisfy all of the
following conditions:
   (1) It shall incorporate the terms used in the foreign subpoena.
   (2) It shall contain or be accompanied by the names, addresses,
and telephone numbers of all counsel of record in the proceeding to
which the subpoena relates and of any party not represented by
counsel.
   (3) It shall bear the caption and case number of the out-of-state
case to which it relates.
   (4) It shall state the name of the court that issues it.
   (5) It shall be on a form prescribed by the Judicial Council
pursuant to Section 2029.390.

2029.350.  (a) Notwithstanding Sections 1986 and 2029.300, if a
party to a proceeding pending in a foreign jurisdiction retains an
attorney licensed to practice in this state, who is an active member
of the State Bar, and that attorney receives the original or a true
and correct copy of a foreign subpoena, the attorney may issue a
subpoena under this article.
   (b) A subpoena issued under this section shall satisfy all of the
following conditions:
   (1) It shall incorporate the terms used in the foreign subpoena.
   (2) It shall contain or be accompanied by the names, addresses,
and telephone numbers of all counsel of record in the proceeding to
which the subpoena relates and of any party not represented by
counsel.
   (3) It shall bear the caption and case number of the out-of-state
case to which it relates.
   (4) It shall state the name of the superior court of the county in
which the discovery is to be conducted.
   (5) It shall be on a form prescribed by the Judicial Council
pursuant to Section 2029.390.

2029.390.  On or before January 1, 2010, the Judicial Council shall
do all of the following:
   (a) Prepare an application form to be used for purposes of Section
2029.300.
   (b) Prepare one or more new subpoena forms that include clear
instructions for use in issuance of a subpoena under Section 2029.300
or 2029.350. Alternatively, the Judicial Council may modify one or
more existing subpoena forms to include clear instructions for use in
issuance of a subpoena under Section 2029.300 or 2029.350.

2029.400.  A subpoena issued under this article shall be personally
served in compliance with the law of this state, including, without
limitation, Section 1985.

2029.500.  Titles 3 (commencing with Section 1985) and 4 (commencing
with Section 2016.010) of Part 4, and any other law or court rule of
this state governing a deposition, a production of documents or
other tangible items, or an inspection of premises, including any law
or court rule governing payment of court costs or sanctions, apply
to discovery under this article.

2029.600.  (a) If a dispute arises relating to discovery under this
article, any request for a protective order or to enforce, quash, or
modify a subpoena, or for other relief may be filed in the superior
court in the county in which discovery is to be conducted and, if so
filed, shall comply with the applicable rules or statutes of this
state.
   (b) A request for relief pursuant to this section shall be
referred to as a petition notwithstanding any statute under which a
request for the same relief would be referred to as a motion or by
another term if it was brought in a proceeding pending in this state.
   (c) A petition for relief pursuant to this section shall be
accompanied by a civil case cover sheet.

2029.610.  (a) On filing a petition under Section 2029.600, a
petitioner who is a party to the out-of-state proceeding shall pay a
first appearance fee as specified in Section 70611 of the Government
Code. A petitioner who is not a party to the out-of-state proceeding
shall pay the fee specified in subdivision (c) of Section 70626 of
the Government Code.
   (b) The court in which the petition is filed shall assign it a
case number.
   (c) On responding to a petition under Section 2029.600, a party to
the out-of-state proceeding shall pay a first appearance fee as
specified in Section 70612 of the Government Code. A person who is
not a party to the out-of-state proceeding may file a response
without paying a fee.
   (d) Any petition, response, or other document filed under this
section shall satisfy all of the following conditions:
   (1) It shall bear the caption and case number of the out-of-state
case to which it relates.
   (2) The first page shall state the name of the court in which the
document is filed.
   (3) The first page shall state the case number assigned by the
court under subdivision (b).
   (4) The first page shall state whether or not the person filing
the document is a party to the out-of-state case.

2029.620.  (a) If a petition has been filed under Section 2029.600
and another dispute later arises relating to discovery being
conducted in the same county for purposes of the same out-of-state
proceeding, the deponent or other disputant may file a petition for
appropriate relief in the same superior court as the previous
petition.
   (b) The first page of the petition shall clearly indicate that it
is not the first petition filed in that court that relates to the
out-of-state case.
   (c) (1) If the petitioner in the new dispute is a party to the
out-of-state case who previously paid a first appearance fee under
this article, the petitioner shall pay a motion fee as specified in
subdivision (a) of Section 70617 of the Government Code. If the
petitioner in the new dispute is a party to the out-of-state case but
has not previously paid a first appearance fee under this article,
the petitioner shall pay a first appearance fee as specified in
Section 70611 of the Government Code.
   (2) If the petitioner in the new dispute is not a party to the
out-of-state case, the petitioner shall pay the fee specified in
subdivision (c) of Section 70626 of the Government Code, unless the
petitioner previously paid that fee. If the petitioner previously
paid the fee specified in subdivision (c) of Section 70626 of the
Government Code, the petitioner shall pay a motion fee as specified
in subdivision (a) of Section 70617 of the Government Code.
   (d) If a person responding to the new petition is not a party to
the out-of-state case, or is a party who previously paid a first
appearance fee under this article, that person does not have to pay a
fee for responding. If a person responding to the new petition is a
party to the out-of-state case but has not previously paid a first
appearance fee under this article, that person shall pay a first
appearance fee as specified in Section 70612 of the Government Code.
   (e) Any petition, response, or other document filed under this
section shall satisfy all of the following conditions:
   (1) It shall bear the caption and case number of the out-of-state
case to which it relates.
   (2) The first page shall state the name of the court in which the
document is filed.
   (3) The first page shall state the same case number that the court
assigned to the first petition relating to the out-of-state case.
   (4) The first page shall state whether or not the person filing
the document is a party to the out-of-state case.
   (f) A petition for relief pursuant to this section shall be
accompanied by a civil case cover sheet.

2029.630.  A petition under Section 2029.600 or Section 2029.620 is
subject to the requirements of Section 1005 relating to notice and to
filing and service of papers.

2029.640.  If a party to a proceeding pending in a foreign
jurisdiction seeks discovery from a witness in this state by properly
issued notice or by agreement, it is not necessary for that party to
obtain a subpoena under this article to be able to seek relief under
Section 2029.600 or 2029.620. The deponent or any other party may
also seek relief under Section 2029.600 or 2029.620 in those
circumstances, regardless of whether the deponent was subpoenaed
under this article.

2029.650.  (a) If a superior court issues an order granting,
denying, or otherwise resolving a petition under Section 2029.600 or
2029.620, a person aggrieved by the order may petition the
appropriate court of appeal for an extraordinary writ. No order or
other action of a court under this article is appealable in this
state.
   (b) Pending its decision on the writ petition, the court of appeal
may stay the order of the superior court, the discovery that is the
subject of that order, or both.

2029.700.  (a) Sections 2029.100, 2029.200, 2029.300, 2029.400,
2029.500, 2029.600, 2029.800, 2029.900, and this section,
collectively, constitute and may be referred to as the "California
version of the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act."
   (b) In applying and construing this uniform act, consideration
shall be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with
respect to its subject matter among the states that enact it.

2029.800.  This article applies to requests for discovery in cases
pending on or after the operative date of this section.

2029.900.  Section 2029.390 is operative on January 1, 2009. The
remainder of this article is operative on January 1, 2010.

Source: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=ccp&group=02001-03000&file=2029.100-2029.900

 

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