Heitzman v. Engelstad, No. 12-cv-2274 (MJD/LIB), 2013 WL 4519403 (D. Minn. July 11, 2013)

Key Insight: Court quashed subpoena seeking the production of documents reasoning that Plaintiff failed to demonstrate that she could not ?otherwise obtain access to the documents requested,? and further reasoned that ?even if the documents sought might be relevant? (which was questionable), the subpoena was unduly burdensome because it sought documents and correspondence going back 7 years, when the incident at issue occurred 11 months ago, and because it commanded production of ?all? such documents and made ?no allowance? for materials protected by privilege. In quashing the subpoena, the court also noted the availability of many of the public documents sought from the state court record.

Nature of Case: False arrest and related claims

Electronic Data Involved: Non-party’s documents and emails

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