I wrote here last week about Judge Andrew J. Peck’s groundbreaking opinion in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe — the first judicial opinion to expressly approve the use of computer-assisted review and predictive coding. Not surprisingly given the import of the ruling, I was far from alone in writing about it. Ever since writing that post, I’ve been meaning to write a follow-up, planning to wrap up reactions from elsewhere in the blogosphere.
Now, thanks to Chris Dale, I’ve been saved the effort. At his E-Disclosure Information Project, he pulls together and summarizes commentary on the ruling from a variety of bloggers and journalists (kindly including our post among them). “Between them, these articles cover the ground as it stands at the moment and, incidentally, give you all the quotations you could want from an Opinion which is rich in them,” Chris writes. “There are other articles, but I have picked those which identify particular points worth emphasising.”
Across my own newsfeed have come a handful of other articles and posts about Judge Peck’s decision that are not mentioned in Chris’s post. For those wanting to leave no stone unturned in their study of this milestone ruling, let me suggest the following in addition to the posts cited by Chris:
- Predictive Coding’s Silver Blaze: the dogs who didn’t bark in the night-time, by, yes, the very same Chris Dale, who modestly does not even mention his own post in his summary of other posts (2/27/12).
- Judge Peck Issues Opinion on Computer-Assisted Review, by Monica Bay at Law Technology News (2/24/12).
- Computerized Document Review Defensible at Last? by Ron Friedmann at his Strategic Legal Technology blog (2/26/12).
- Magistrate Judge Peck Issues Written Opinion Addressing Computer-Assisted Review, from the K&L Gates Electronic Discovery Law blog (2/27/12).
- Taking the Plunge: Judge Peck Issues First Decision Endorsing Computer-Assisted ESI, by Phillip J. Duffy at the Gibbons E-Discovery Law Alert blog (3/2/12).
- First-Ever Court Decision on Predictive Coding Approves Using Software to Identify Responsive Documents, by J. Alexander Lawrence and Geoffrey R. Sant of Morrison Foerster, via Mondaq (free registration required)(3/2/12).
- Court Approves Use of Computer Assisted Review in Appropriate Cases, from the E-Discovery Center at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite.
- Computer-assisted review approved, by Rebecca James at the Fios Sound Evidence blog (3/2/12).
- Are document reviewers about to be replaced? by Heather R. Pruger at the Generation J.D. blog (3/2/12).
If you know of other posts on Judge Peck’s decisions that neither Chris nor I have mentioned, please add them in the comments below.