S.C. Code Regs. 67-214 - Subpoenas
A. A party may subpoena a person or document(s), by completing and serving a Form 27 as set forth in this section.
B. When the party issuing the Form 27 is represented by an attorney, the attorney shall complete and sign the Form 27.
C. A party not represented by an attorney may obtain a Form 27 Subpoena signed by an authorized representative of the Commission by (1) completing but not signing the Form 27, and (2) submitting the unsigned Form 27 to the Commission's Judicial Department to be signed by an authorized representative of the Commission.
D. When the person being served is represented by an attorney, the Form 27 shall be served by depositing the Form 27 in the United States Postal Service, first class postage addressed to the attorney. Service is deemed complete upon mailing, unless the form is returned. If the form is returned, service may be completed pursuant to South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.
E. When the person being served is not represented by an attorney, the Form 27 shall be served on the person by personal service or by certified mail, return receipt requested, delivery restricted to the addressee. When service is by certified mail, service is complete on the date of the addressee's receipt of the form as indicated by the signed certified receipt. If the form is returned, service may be completed pursuant to the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.
F. A party is not required to copy the Commission when serving a Form 27 in accordance with subsections D. and E. When the Form 27 is to be used at a hearing, the person sending the Form 27 shall retain a copy and proof of service to be presented at the hearing as necessary.
G. The signature of an attorney on a Form 27, or the written request to the Commission for the execution of a Form 27 by an unrepresented party, constitutes a certification by the attorney or party that he or she has read the Form 27; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information, and belief there is good ground(s) to support it; that it is not being presented for any improper purpose such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or increase the cost of litigation; and that it is only seeking information relevant to a party's claim or defense, or to a party's right to compensation from a third party.
H. A person may contest a Form 27 by filing and serving a motion to quash or modify pursuant to R.67-215.
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