Deposition costs are measured by the page.
The date of the deposition can always be changed with mutual consent of all parties.
The party taking the deposition bears the entire cost of the deposition. Any party who wishes to purchase a certified copy may pay the court reporter for one.
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The party noticing the deposition pays for the court reporter's fee. (The fee will include the original deposition transcript, although parties sometime stipulate that a non-noticing party will take custody of the transcript pending trial. One certified copy is often included as part of this cost.) Expect to pay something in the range of $400 to $700 or $800 for a deposition that lasts 2 or 3 hours (approximately 100 pages of transcript). As noted, the reporter's fee is based on the number of pages (as well as exhibits attached to the transcript). Any other party who wishes a certified copy of the transcript must also pay the reporter (usually something in the rough range of $200 to $400 for a 100 page transcript).
Deposition dates can be changed by agreement of the parties. This happens quite frequently.
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