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Managing Lawsuits that Go Beyond State Borders

Just because a lawsuit originates in a particular state does not mean that all relevant information or people will be neatly located in that same state. For instance, what if you file a claim in South Carolina against a North Carolina-based business, and the records you need to review and the people you need to depose are also in North Carolina? If the case were filed in federal court, the court’s subpoena power would extend to all fifty states. However, if the case were filed in state court, the South Carolina court would not have subpoena powers beyond the state’s borders.

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