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  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    March 28, 2015

    How to Go Where Angels Fear to Tread: Best Practices for Developing and Negotiating Keyword Search Terms

    In United States v. O’Keefe, former U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola tackled the subject of using keyword search terms to help identify relevant documents for production in discovery. Observing that the proper use of search terms in ediscovery involves “the sciences of computer technology, statistics and linguistics,” the Judge offered the now famous quip that, for lawyers and judges to opine on the effectiveness of a given set of search terms “is truly to go where angels fear to tread.”

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    March 17, 2015

    May the Luck of the Irish be With You (and Your TAR).

    Just in time for a St. Patrick’s Day eDiscovery blog post, earlier this month the High Court in Dublin issued an order approving the use of technology assisted review (TAR). In Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd. v. Sean Quinn, Justice Fullam found that “technology assisted review using predictive coding discharges a party’s discovery obligations” under the applicable Supreme Court rule, Rule O.31 r.12.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    January 15, 2015

    Welcome to the New Year – Artificial Intelligence and Legal Discovery in 2015

    As you may have noticed, over the last several weeks in the e-discovery blogosphere there’s been no shortage of posts looking back at developments in 2014 and making predictions about what’s ahead in 2015. So I resisted the temptation to make my own list. Instead, I decided to spend some time doing a deeper dive […]

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    December 9, 2014

    Dispelling E-Discovery Myths: Some Advice For Junior Litigators

    I recently collaborated with my colleague Amy Hinzmann on an article for the American Bar Association Securities Litigation Section Newsletter, where Amy uses a hypothetical e-discovery project as a teaching tool to help junior-level litigators better understand how to execute a high-volume, quick-turn e-discovery project, and to accomplish the work on time, at a reasonable cost, and with high quality. If you’re a junior lawyer, or inexperienced with e-discovery services and projects, please read on…

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    December 1, 2014

    Technology Assisted Review – Score Another Win for Freedom of Choice

    In a blog post last year, we examined two cases in which one party sought to force another party to use predictive coding technology to identify and produce documents in discovery. In each case, the court refused to order the producing party to use technology assisted review (“TAR”), finding instead that the litigant was entitled to use the reasonable, defensible methodology of its choice. In a recent decision from West Virginia, the court again adopted this freedom-of-choice approach.