In the Beginning Was da Silva Moore, Technology-Assisted Review Series Part 2

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In the Beginning Was da Silva Moore, Technology-Assisted Review Series Part 2

Seven years after it first rose to prominence in eDiscovery, technology-assisted review remains an important, and at times controversial, tool in the eDiscovery practitioner’s toolkit

by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery

In “Still Crazy after All These Years,” we discussed the slow but steady growth in the importance of TAR.  In this Part, we review the first case to address TAR, da Silva Moore.

The year after technology-assisted review first rose to prominence in eDiscovery, Monique da Silva Moore, et al., v. Publicis Groupe SA & MSL Group (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2012) became the first case in which the use of TAR was judicially approved.  In da Dilva Moore, the Plaintiffs were pursuing a class action over alleged gender discrimination by the Defendants.  During the course of discovery, the parties reached an impasse over the appropriate methodology by which to evaluate the approximately 3,000,000 emails the Defendants had gathered for the matter.

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