Chapter 2. Means of Production - California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1987.1

1987.1.  (a) If a subpoena requires the attendance of a witness or
the production of books, documents, electronically stored
information, or other things before a court, or at the trial of an
issue therein, or at the taking of a deposition, the court, upon
motion reasonably made by any person described in subdivision (b), or
upon the court's own motion after giving counsel notice and an
opportunity to be heard, may make an order quashing the subpoena
entirely, modifying it, or directing compliance with it upon those
terms or conditions as the court shall declare, including protective
orders. In addition, the court may make any other order as may be
appropriate to protect the person from unreasonable or oppressive
demands, including unreasonable violations of the right of privacy of
the person.
   (b) The following persons may make a motion pursuant to
subdivision (a):
   (1) A party.
   (2) A witness.
   (3) A consumer described in Section 1985.3.
   (4) An employee described in Section 1985.6.
   (5) A person whose personally identifying information, as defined
in subdivision (b) of Section 1798.79.8 of the Civil Code, is sought
in connection with an underlying action involving that person's
exercise of free speech rights.
   (c) Nothing in this section shall require any person to move to
quash, modify, or condition any subpoena duces tecum of personal
records of any consumer served under paragraph (1) of subdivision (b)
of Section 1985.3 or employment records of any employee served under
paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 1985.6.

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