Software: The Attorney Who Is Always on the Job

In the legal arena’s contest of man versus machine, the U.S. Justice Department has given a big boost to the machines.

Department officials reviewing the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Mexico’s Grupo Modelo SAB recently approved a request to use software — rather than a horde of lawyers — to determine which documents needed to be turned over to the government.

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