WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: New Topics in the Key Number System on Westlaw Next

September 30, 2013

Tip of the Week

The law is dynamic and continually evolving, and so is the West Key Number System® on WestlawNext®. As areas of law grow and change, attorney-editors reclassify headnotes and revise or create new Topics and Key Numbers.

Here are recent significant Key Number System changes:

NEW TOPICS

141E EDUCATION key

The new topic Education (141E) replaces the existing topics Colleges & Universities (81) and Schools (345). This new topic contains expanded coverage for personal injury suits, employment matters, and Individuals with Disabilities Act lawsuits. There are over 1,200 Key Numbers and more than 180,000 headnotes within the Education topic.

141E EDUCATION

142T ELECTION LAW key

The new topic Election Law (142T) replaces the existing topic Elections (144), and contains expanded coverage for hot issues such as campaign finance and discrimination claims under the Voting Rights Act. There are over 700 Key Numbers and more than 70,000 headnotes under the Election Law topic.

142T ELECTION LAW

• 164T EXTORTION key

• 377E THREATS, STALKING & HARASSMENT key

To address an evolving legal environment and provide enhanced focus on specific subject areas, the two new topics Extortion (164T) and Threats, Stalking & Harassment (377E) have replaced the former topic Extortion & Threats (165). There are almost 100 Key Numbers and over 10,000 headnotes within these two new topics.

164T EXTORTION/377E THREATS, STALKING & HARASSMENT

UPDATED TOPIC

170A FEDERAL CIVIL PROCEDURE key

Several changes have been made to the topic Federal Civil Procedure (170A), with the most significant pertaining to motions and orders. The Federal Civil Procedure topic will no longer cover attachment, execution, garnishment, appearance, or process, which are topics of their own.

170A FEDERAL CIVIL PROCEDURE

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