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Rocket Dockets Over Sedona

Many judges have signed on to the Sedona Conference's Cooperation Proclamation which recommends that opposing parties cooperate with each other on electronic discovery and disclose the methods of technology assisted review they use to collect responsive documents. See for example the practice rules of Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York at:, . Judge Peck is well known for issuing the first decision, Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, which endorsed the use of predictive coding. His practice rules endorse the Sedonda proclamation, and announce his preference for a 'Rocket Docket', specifying that, "[d]iscovery disputes should be brought to the Court's attention promptly; in the Court's

discretion, belated applications to compel discovery may be denied as untimely." While there is a debate in the legal community about the extent to which parties should cooperate on e-discovery, there is a trend to force the parties to work together at an early state. See the Sedona Cooperation Proclamation here:

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