Friday, April 10, 2009

West Key Number Changes

More than 300,000 case headnotes received new West Key Numbers as a result of several significant classification changes.

Two new digest topics were created:
  • Privileged Communications and Confidentiality "encompasses privilege issues arising in discovery and at trial and contains expanded classifications covering attorney-client privilege, physician-patient privilege, and executive privilege"
  • Protection of Endangered Persons covers "restraining orders and other protection from domestic violence, harassment, and stalking; guardian ad litem appointments; agency investigations and liabilities; and criminal and civil liability"
Four other topics have been completely revised:
  • Convicts
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Prisons
  • Products Liability

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