Toward More Effective Search Terms For E-Discovery

Law360, New York (July 28, 2009, 11:20 PM EDT) -- Judges are beginning to lose patience with lawyers who submit careless, ineffective lists of e-discovery search terms that return mounds of useless results, as a handful of recent rulings makes clear. However, experts say there are some relatively easy steps lawyers can take to make sure the keywords they use to search e-discovery data generate useful results and avoid bringing down a judge's wrath.

In March, Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York handed down a ruling...
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