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Compelling The Production Of Corporation Books And Papers, Edson R. Sunderland Jan 1906

Compelling The Production Of Corporation Books And Papers, Edson R. Sunderland

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Hale, the plaintiff in the case of Hale v. Henkel, supra, was served with a subpoena duces tecum, commanding him to produce before the grand jury all contracts, memoranda, correspondence, reports, letters, etc., having to do with the business of the MacAndrews & Forbes Company. He pleaded immunity from the operation of the subpoena under the 4th amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. The Court held that an order for the production of books and papers may constitute an unreasonable search and seizure within the 4th amendment.


The Investigation Of Corporate Monopolies, Edson R. Sunderland Jan 1906

The Investigation Of Corporate Monopolies, Edson R. Sunderland

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The Supreme Court of the United States has recently given a clear and brief statement of its views respecting the right of a corporation officer to refuse to testify on the ground that his testimony may subject the corporation to a criminal prosecution. Hale v. Henkel, 26 Sup. Ct. Rep. 370. Hale was summoned before a grand jury in a proceeding under the Sherman anti-trust act, and upon being interrogated respecting certain transactions of the MacAndrews & Forbes Co., of which he was Secretary and Treasurer, refused to answer, on the ground that the Federal immunity law was not broad …


The Compensation Of Medical Witnesses, Harry B. Hutchins Jan 1906

The Compensation Of Medical Witnesses, Harry B. Hutchins

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The power to compel testimony is inherent in every court, for without it justice could constantly be thwarted. Generally all persons may be compelled to give evidence that is relevant to the matter in controversy. If, therefore, a person who has been duly summoned as a witness at a particular trial absents himself therefrom, without just cause, or attending, refuses to give evidence or to answer questions when directed so to do by the court, he is liable to punishment for contempt.1 But there are limitations upon the general rule, some based upon principles of legal policy and some upon …