In April of 2012, a state judge in Virginia ruled that the defendants in Global Aerospace Inc., et al, v. Landow Aviation, L.P. dba Dulles Jet Center, et al can use predictive coding despite the plaintiff's objections that the technology is not as effective as purely human review. Predictive coding software assists document reviewers by applying computerized learning techniques to find responsive information. It is currently being used in other cases, but Global Aerospace Inc., et al, v. Landow Aviation, L.P. dba Dulles Jet Center, et al is the first case where predictive coding was actually ordered over objection from other parties. A Schnader team including Jonathan M. Stern, Gordon S. Woodward, and Thomas C. Gricks, III represents Landow Aviation.
This article from Law Technology News references the Global Aerospace case and verdict and expands on the benefits of predictive coding.