There has been a great deal of interest in the judgment of the Chancery Division of the UK High Court on the use of predictive coding as part of the disclosure process. The judge noted that whether it would be right for approval to be given in other cases would depend on the particular circumstances of the case. One of the factors in this case was that both parties agreed to it. In English law precedent is everything and if one of the parties did not accept predictive coding then I would doubt this case would be a strong precedent.


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Emily Shaw, “Out, Damned [Metadata]!” Cornell Law School Graduate Student Papers (http://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/lps_papers/31), Paper 31, 2014.

The Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (http://www.iaail.org) include many papers on the use of search and eDiscovery applications in law, patents, and trademarks.

Another important forum for discussions about the technology and implementationof eDiscovery applications is the Sedona Conference (http://thesedonaconference.org),which publishes a wide range of working papers and conferences, including the following:

  • The Sedona Conference Glossary: E-Discovery and Digital Information Management, Fourth Edition (2014).
  • The Sedona Conference Best Practices Commentary on the Use of Search and Information Retrieval Methods in E-Discovery (2013).

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