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E-Discovery for Global Aerospace Case Completed

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Last spring, Judge James Chamblin, of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia, approved defendants' e-discovery request to process electronically stored information using predictive coding methods, despite protests from plaintiffs in Global Aerospace v. Landow Aviation.

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  • Tracie McFadden Burns

    The judge in the case had required that in order for the predictive coding culling to pass muster, Philadelphia-based Schnader needed to show that at least 75% of the responsive documents in the 1.3 million document set in question had been found. Human review generally finds 50% or less.

    OrcaTec's OrcaPredict found 81% of the responsive documents in just a few days, and reduced the document set 83%. After a five-attorney team's review, about 173,000 documents were produced for the other side.

    Chair of Schnader's e-Discovery Practice Group and lead attorney for the eDiscovery issues on the case, Thomas C. Gricks III, responded to the Global Aerospace result as follows: "Using a strict manual review process, just culling the irrelevant documents would likely have taken as much as 20,000 man-hours to review, at an anticipated cost of $1.5 million. We were able to generate results that measurably exceed typical manual review, at a fraction of the cost, and we were prepared to produce the vast majority of the responsive documents within a tight timeframe."

    OrcaTec's CTO and Chief Scientist Herbert L. Roitblat, Ph.D., commented: "OrcaTec's predictive coding has been attaining the Global Aerospace level of Precision and Recall – and even much better – on a very regular basis. You can see on the OrcaTec dashboard the percentage of Recall you're achieving as you code. The clients here were aiming for greater than 75%, which is vastly better than human review, and they got 80%. We can't help but be proud of that."

    Karl Schieneman, the Philadelphia-based predictive coding expert whose company, Review Less, brought OrcaTec into the litigation, said, "With the ever-increasing amount of data that corporations are storing, pre-trial e-Discovery costs are becoming absolutely prohibitive without the use of technologies like OrcaTec's predictive coding."

    To read a press release on the Global Aerospace results with comments from the winning team, please go to:

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