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I am considering a defamation case against a disgruntled

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I am considering a defamation case against a disgruntled former coworker
Can text messages between she and I be subpoenaed
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 2 years ago.

Hello, and thanks for requesting me.

If you are actually in litigation and the particular text messages you need are relevant to your case, you can get a judge to subpoena text messages. That said, no judge is going to do this so that you can go on a fishing expedition through someone else's private emails. You'd be expected to provide evidence to convince the judge of what you believe you will find.