Westlaw Reclassifies Hundreds of Thousands of Digest Headnotes
Westlaw has introduced a number of changes to its Key Number topical classification system for case digests:
- Two new digest topics have been created: "Privileged Communications and Confidentiality" and "Protection of Endangered Persons"
- Complete revision of four topics: "Convicts and Prisons", "Disorderly Conduct", "Products Liability" (many points of law are classified once under the product type and again under the legal concept or procedure)
- Minor improvements in "Criminal Law", "Indians", "Infants", "Negligence", and "Process"
- Deletion of "Breach of the Peace", now part of the topic "Disorderly Conduct"
The changes mean the reclassification of more than 300,000 headnotes.
[Source: Law Librarian Blog]
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