Is Judge Peck the First to Require a Predictive Coding Protocol for Automated Doc Review?
From the ABA Journal:
An unusual decision by a federal magistrate judge to require a so-called predictive coding protocol for automated e-discovery in an employment discrimination class action is both good news and bad news for young attorneys.
The bad news: A number of their jobs could be at risk, if what may be a first-of-its-kind ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck in the Southern District of New York case becomes commonplace.
The good news: A number of lawyers could be freed from the drudgery of document review if the predictive coding protocol becomes a trend.
Designed to allow documents obtained through electronic discovery to be categorized without having a set of human eyes review each page, predictive coding is expected to be used in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe et al. to deal with some 3 million documents. A human review team will initially go through about 15,000 to 20,000 documents to determine an appropriate protocol for using Recommind's Axcelerate product, Law Technology News reports.