Defendant attorneys working for a bankrupt insurer are still responsible for EBT transcript bill. Here is a blurb from NYLJ subscription article:
"CLAIMANT REPORTING company sued in this small claims action against defendant law firm alleging defendants failed to pay for reporting services at a deposition. Defendants argued they were appearing on behalf of an insurer to defend one of its clients, but the insurer filed for bankruptcy and defendants would not be reimbursed if they paid claimant. Defendants argued an attorney was not required to pay fees incurred on behalf of a client as the attorney was only an agent. Claimant asserted General Business Law 399-cc was applicable. The court found the statute’s intent to make the attorney responsible for the stenographic costs was not changed by the amendment of 2006. It ruled claimant established that defendant agreed to participate in the deposition, and at no time did it indicate it would not be liable for the cost as required by the statute, nor were its services provided for a not-for-profit, as designated under the statute. The court concluded defendant was responsible for the stenography bill, and must collect from its client, awarding judgment to claimant. "