Hi. It depends. After discovery ends, one of the parties usually files a motion for summary judgment, which is a motion that tries to dismiss the case on legal grounds. Usually, the transcript from the deposition is used and the facts are taken from that. After that, if the motion is denied, it's on to trial.
Do you have a more specific question?
Depositions are not required, and court reporters can be expensive. If you want information, you may want to try sending out some interrogatories. Below is a link to some samples you can use. However, if discovery has closed, they won't be much use to you.
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