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E. Discovery materials

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a. Necessity

Federal law does not require federal courts to conduct an in camera inspection of subpoenaed materials claimed to be privileged. Where information subject to a subpoena is withheld because it is claimed to be privileged (such as the reporter's privilege), the reporter should assert the First Amendment reporter's privilege expressly in any written objection delivered to the litigant or attorney responsible for the subpoena and in any papers filed with the court.

6. Material is not cumulative

Where information requested in a subpoena may duplicate with other information gathered elsewhere, disclosure of the information may be denied. In re Daimler Chrysler, 216 F.R.D. 395 (E.D. Mich. 2003).

B. Dependency

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