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Court Issues 'Wake-Up Call' On Slipshod Search Terms

, New York Law Journal

H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal, partners at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, write: Evidently weary of deficient keyword searches, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck recently issued a self-styled "wake-up call" to members of the bar in the Southern District. Instead of attorneys designing keywords without adequate information "by the seat of their pants," Magistrate Judge Peck appealed for keyword formulations based on careful thought, quality control, testing and cooperation.

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