Deposition Fees - Who Pays Court Reporter?


My ex is listed as the Plaintiff and I the Defendant.

I requested a deposition of both her and her paramour. In both cases, I am being requested (Plaintiff) to pay the deposition fees.

A friend of mine was in an accident, he sued (Plaintiff) and the other side wanted to depose him. After the deposition, he (Plaintiff) was hit with the bill for the deposition fees.

Bottom line, who pays for the Court Reporter (deposition fees) in a civil suit?



The person who requests the deposition pays the fee.