You seem to be aware that most court reporting services will not do this. Many attorneys will also object to the introductin of a partial transcript arguing the quoted matter is taken out of context or there is other information elsewhere which supports their clients. Finally I have never seen a judge accept a partial transcript.
I do understand the economics and costs of litigation and the frustrations.
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You either purchase the entire transcript or not at all. Sorry. An exception might be if you can break the transcript down into volumes, sessions, or days. Still, you would have to purchase the entire transcript for that period. If you are on friendly terms with a party who has purchased a copy, perhaps that party would be willing to provide you copies of the pages you need. Good luck.
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I assume that you are Deft. Was the deponent the Plaintiff? The short way around this problem would be for you to craft some very specific special interrogatories that elicited the info that you are recalling. An interrog answer will serve you just as well as a segment of a depo transcript, and much cheaper. Possibly the same result is achievable with one or more narrowly tailored Req for admissions. The fact that the info was stated in a depo does not mean that is the only place or time that it can be compelled asa statement.
Regular askers on this site often tune out the constant admonitions to litigants that you need legal counsel. But, truth be told, if you were represented by counsel, this issue would not likely present itself. Attorneys tend to know multiple ways to skin the cat, and that often makes a difference in what kinds of obstacles are thrown up in the first instance.
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