NightOwl Powers Document Reviews with Predictive Coding Technology

Minneapolis, MN, January 4, 2012 – NightOwl Document Management Services, a leading national provider of innovative eDiscovery solutions, announced today that it has added Relativity Assisted Review technology to its Relativity hosted review service.

When compared to traditional document review, Relativity Assisted Review helps case teams achieve significant time and cost savings by applying text analytics technology to their existing review process. It gives them a means of prioritizing relevant documents, and a way to efficiently delegate or make swift decisions on large batches of non-responsive material.

“We believe that predictive coding is the new frontier in document review,” said Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl. “When we’ve compared Relativity Assisted Review to our traditional review methods, we’ve found that it has the potential to save clients 50-70% of review costs. The fact that Assisted Review is integrated into Relativity, a platform clients are already familiar with, is an added bonus that will help make using the technology seamless.”

“We’re excited that NightOwl has decided to offer Relativity Assisted Review,” said Andrew Sieja, President and CEO of kCura, developers of Relativity. “There’s a lot of momentum behind this technology, and we are thrilled to see a growing number of partners providing the advanced review workflow to their clients.”

NightOwl plans to offer Relativity Assisted Review as a fully managed service to clients using Relativity for hosted review and in conjunction with the company’s contract attorney review services.

How Assisted Review Works
Relativity Assisted Review combines technology and process, allowing users to train Relativity on relevant issues by coding statistically sampled subsets of documents. Relativity’s text analytics engine categorizes the remaining documents in the case, based on the small subset of examples. The technology works behind the scenes, so case teams can continue to review documents the same way they always have.

Administrators can validate the accuracy of Relativity’s document categorization by manually reviewing statistically relevant subsets of documents. They can also use reporting tools to gauge review progress and determine whether or not further rounds of review are necessary. Because batches of documents coded by Relativity are randomly sampled using statistical analysis, clients can be confident in their results.


About NightOwl

NightOwl is a leading national provider of technology-driven litigation support services. We bring the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI). Our mission is to provide our customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs. Our success formula has been to pair our staff’s extensive experience with world-class, industry-leading technology tools to deliver solutions at twice the speed, twice the service and at half the cost of our national competitors. For more information, please visit

About kCura
Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2011 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the eDiscovery software Relativity, a web-based platform for the review, analysis, and production of electronic data. Relativity has more than 52,000 active users worldwide from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and 95 of the top 100 law firms in the United States. Relativity also powers Method, kCura’s workflow and notification system for managing legal hold and risk assessment processes. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies meet eDiscovery challenges by installing Relativity and Method on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura has been ranked the 42nd fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. Please contact kCura at or visit for more information.

Contact Information
Scott Sterkel
Director of Marketing
NightOwl Document Management Services
(612) 337-0448