How does one know who to make a request for production of documents on?
How does one know if the clerk (or whomever) that is being sued and is requested for production of documents is still with that same company who would have the documents?
Law Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for legal professionals, students, and others with experience or interest in law. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
A "request for production of documents" is a discovery tool that applies only to parties to a lawsuit. You send the request to the address of record in the lawsuit (usually a lawyer for the party) with the name of the party in question identified.
To obtain documents from anyone other than a party, you serve a subpoena duces tecum upon the individual, if the person you think has documents is an individual, and upon either a registered agent or custodian of records for the entity, if you believe than an entity is in possession of the records. The records of a state secretary of state or a division of corporations in almost every state makes the name and address of the registered agent of each entity in the state available as a matter of public record. This can usually be searched via the Internet.