Federal Court Firmly Addresses Several Repeat TAR Disputes

Technology assisted review (TAR) continues to revolutionize the way lawyers conduct litigation proceedings, especially as it becomes more economical and accepted as routine practice. TAR refers to advanced predictive coding solutions rooted in artificial intelligence which allows for litigators to streamline document review and improve the responsiveness of disclosures. This technology can quickly analyze massive data sets, yields results superior to manual review, helps weed out irrelevant data, and requires less personnel. While TAR commonly used in eDiscovery, courts are not consistent in how they view this practice, including whether a court can compel or prevent a party from using TAR, which party dictates eDiscovery methodologies, and cost-related disputes. Recently, in the case of Livingston v. City of Chicago, No. 16-cv-10156 (N.D. Ill. Sep 3, 2020), a federal court clarified several gray areas involving TAR usage.

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Lawson v. Spirit AeroSystems Makes Significant eDiscovery Ruling on Cost-Shifting and Proportionality

The world revolves around data. Businesses and individuals generate data each day between work and personal communication. While electronic platforms provide convenience, efficiency, and flexibility in document review for litigation, they can also spark eDiscovery disputes. To ensure all relevant data is collected and reviewed during a lawsuit, the parties must determine how custodians communicated and what data was created. The collection process can be overwhelming, costly, and lead to burdensome discovery requests.

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Can Technology-Assisted Review Expedite Finding the Cure for COVID-19?

Typically, if you hear “technology-assisted review” echoing in a room, you’re probably in a courtroom. Surprisingly, that may no longer be the case. Maura Grossman and Gordon Cormack are taking technology-assisted review (TAR) out of the courtroom and into a new frontier – the science lab.

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How AI Streamlines and Improves Contract Review

Currently, there are artificial intelligence (AI) tools on the market that aid with contract review and negotiation. AI-technology is gaining popularity amongst legal professionals who have high-volume contract business because AI can significantly streamline the contracts process and provide superior results.

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