Editor’s Note: The following article is written by one of the winners of “Call for Papers” associated with the Fifth Annual Arizona State University-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference. The conference hosts a competitive annual “Call for Papers” which address the progress, challenges, and future of e-discovery, digital evidence and analytics. The article below was accepted as one of four 2016 winning papers. John William Speros, author of this winning paper, will be a presenter at the conference on March 9-11, 2016 in Tempe, Arizona, at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Those interested may sign up for the conference, where until Feb. 19 you can take advantage of early-bird rates.

Predictive coding and TAR technology (PC/TAR) help ameliorate a problem that denigrates civil litigation: extortion by discovery when discovery costs “ force settlements for reasons and on terms that related more to the costs of discovery than to the merits of the case.”

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