Thursday, April 9, 2009

West Changes Keys, Topics

According to the latest West elert Newsletter, the Key Number system has been changed yet again. There has been a reclassification of over 300,000 headnotes, two new topics added (Privileged Communications and Protection of Endangered Persons), a total revision of four more topics (Convicts, Prisons, Disorderly Conduct, and Products Liability), and one topic has been removed (Breach of the Peace is now subsumed by Disorderly Conduct).

Researchers still complain about the antiquated headings for the Key Number system but it seems obvious that West is sincere in their attempts to stay current.

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