16th March - Law News

2273rd Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: In an exclusive interview, Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons says that India has a certain culture and he doesn't expect the foreigners to walk in bikinis in cities. Foreign tourists must respect Indian tradition, he said.

Focus of the Day story: In the first case where a disclosure exercise using predictive coding was tested at full trial in England, law firm BLP has achieved a successful outcome for its client, BCA. Predictive coding is the use of keyword search, filtering and sampling to automate portions of an e-discovery document review, with the aim being to reduce the number of irrelevant and non-responsive documents that need to be reviewed manually. BLP said it was particularly effective in a case such as Brown v BCA, which contained broad allegations of unfair prejudice and bad faith. These issues did not allow the formulation of a sensible set of key words for a traditional disclosure review. Instead, the computer was able to “learn” from the sample reviews performed by senior BLP lawyers in order to “educate” it. Full story - The Global Legal Post

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