E-Discovery Order Could Boost Automated Doc Review

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 9:01 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge's decision Friday to order computer-assisted document review in an employment class action — apparently the first-ever such mandate — could prod wary attorneys into automating chunks of discovery, experts said.

In a highly anticipated opinion Friday, Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck approved technology known as predictive coding in a case accusing advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe of discriminating against female public relations employees by limiting them to entry-level jobs.

Judge Peck, who touted predictive coding as a cost-saving measure in an October article...
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