Discovery standards on completeness of response do not change when predicting coding is used, federal court held

On July 13, 2016 the Tax Court basically found that the use of predicting coding does not alter discovery standards for response completeness. This is the background: In September 2014 the Tax Court found that predictive coding is an expedited and efficient form of computer-assisted review that allows parties in litigation to avoid the time […]

Chen-Oster v. Goldman, Sachs & Co., Case No. 10 Civ. 6950, 2014 WL 716521 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 18, 2014)

On February 18, 2014, the New York District Court issued an order in a gender discrimination class action, which among others, allowed the compelled party to manually review the documents resulting from an agreed-upon search term query. The Court considered the use of search terms to be a form of TAR. Since neither party agreed to produce documents […]

Public comments welcome on the Sedona Conference’s TAR Case Law Primer

Public comments on TAR. On August 2016, the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention (WG1) published the TAR Case Law Primer. The document discusses more than 30 decisions from state, federal, and foreign courts and administrative agencies addressing the use of Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) in civil discovery. The WG1 encourages public comment on […]

Nathan M. Crystal, “Predictive coding” and other TAR as well-accepted methods of document review in federal courts

Four years after Da Silva Moorev. Publicis Groupe., 287 F.R.D. 182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012), laid the foundation for use of predictive coding or technology assisted review (TAR) in electronic discovery, Judge Peck has issued a new opinion dealing with predictive coding. In this fraud case, he stressed that it is “inappropriate to hold TAR to a […]

Predictive coding approved for the first time by a UK court

For the first time in the UK, on February 16, 2016, a court (the High Court of Justice Chancery Division, Master Matthews) approved the use of predictive coding in e-disclosure. Pyrrho Investments Limited v MWB Property Limited, [2016] EWHC 256 (Ch). Noting that there were no English precedent (¶32), the Master relied on some US […]