28 U.S. Code § 1785 - Subpoenas in multiparty, multiforum actions

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When the jurisdiction of the district court is based in whole or in part upon section 1369 of this title, a subpoena for attendance at a hearing or trial may, if authorized by the court upon motion for good cause shown, and upon such terms and conditions as the court may impose, be served at any place within the United States, or anywhere outside the United States if otherwise permitted by law.


(Added Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title I, § 11020(b)(4)(B)(i),Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1828.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 1785, act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 950, provided a privilege against self-incrimination on examination under letters rogatory, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 88–619, § 12(a),Oct. 3, 1964, 78 Stat. 998. See section 1782 (a) of this title.
Effective Date

Section applicable to a civil action if the accident giving rise to the cause of action occurred on or after the 90th day after Nov. 2, 2002, see section 11020(c) ofPub. L. 107–273, set out as a note under section 1369 of this title.

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