September 09, 2014 Articles

The Empty Chair: Party Officers and Amended Rule 45

Are officers and directors of a party corporation required to testify at trial?

By Jason M. Knott

When it was time for the director to testify at trial, however, the company resisted, claiming that it was not obligated to produce him at trial in Virginia because he lived and worked in California. And it was not clear who had the better of the argument; the state subpoena rules were silent on whether a director could be compelled to testify through service of a subpoena on the corporation.

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