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Alphabetical List of Digest Topics

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1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11A 12 13 14 15 15A 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 25T 26 27 28 29 29T 30 31

Abandoned and Lost Property Abatement and Revival Abortion and Birth Control Absentees Abstracts of Title Accession Accord and Satisfaction Account Account, Action on Account Stated Accountants Acknowledgment Action Action on the Case Adjoining Landowners Administrative Law and Procedure Admiralty Adoption Adulteration Adultery Adverse Possession Affidavits Agriculture Aliens, Immigration, and Citizenship Alteration of Instruments Alternative Dispute Resolution Ambassadors and Consuls Amicus Curiae Animals Annuities Antitrust and Trade Regulation Appeal and Error Appearance

34 35 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Armed Services Arrest Arson Assault and Battery Assignments Assistance, Writ of Associations Assumpsit, Action of Asylums and Assisted Living Facilities Attachment Attorney and Client Attorney General Auctions and Auctioneers Audita Querela

70 71 72 73 74 75 76 76A

Carriers Cemeteries Census Certiorari Champerty and Maintenance Charities Chattel Mortgages Chemical Dependents

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76D Child Custody 76E Child Support

76H Children Out-of-Wedlock 78 79 80 81 82 83 Civil Rights Clerks of Courts Clubs Colleges and Universities Collision Commerce

48A Automobiles 48B Aviation 49 50 51 52 54 55 56 58 59 60 61 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 Bail Bailment Bankruptcy Banks and Banking Beneficial Associations Bigamy Bills and Notes Bonds Boundaries Bounties Breach of Marriage Promise Bribery Bridges Brokers Building and Loan Associations Burglary Canals Cancellation of Instruments

83H Commodity Futures Trading Regulation 84 85 88 89 Common Lands Common Law Compounding Offenses Compromise and Settlement

89A Condominium 90 91 92 Confusion of Goods Conspiracy Constitutional Law

92B Consumer Credit 93 95 96 Contempt Contracts Contribution

96H Controlled Substances 97 98 99 Conversion Convicts Copyrights and Intellectual Property

100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108

Coroners Corporations Costs Counterfeiting Counties Court Commissioners Courts Covenant, Action of Covenants

145 146 148 149

Electricity Embezzlement Eminent Domain Entry, Writ of

189 190 191 192 193 195 196 197 198

Garnishment Gas Gifts Good Will Grand Jury Guaranty Guardian and Ward Habeas Corpus Hawkers and Peddlers

231H Labor and Employment 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 Landlord and Tenant Larceny Levees and Flood Control Lewdness Libel and Slander Licenses Liens

149E Environmental Law 150 151 152 154 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 Equity Escape Escheat Estates in Property Estoppel Evidence Exceptions, Bill of Exchange of Property Exchanges Execution Executors and Administrators Exemptions Explosives Extortion and Threats Extradition and Detainers Factors False Imprisonment False Personation False Pretenses

240 Life Estates 241 Limitation of Actions

108A Credit Reporting Agencies 110 111 113 114 115 116 117 Criminal Law Crops Customs and Usages Customs Duties Damages Dead Bodies Death

198H Health 200 Highways 201 Holidays

241E Limited Liability Companies 242 245 246 247 248 249 Lis Pendens Logs and Logging Lost Instruments Lotteries Malicious Mischief Malicious Prosecution

202 Homestead 203 Homicide

205 Husband and Wife 205H Implied and Constructive Contracts 206 Improvements 207 Incest

117G Debt, Action of 117T Debtor and Creditor

250 Mandamus 251 252 253 256 257 Manufactures Maritime Liens Marriage Mayhem Mechanics’ Liens

118A Declaratory Judgment 119 120 Dedication Deeds

208 Indemnity 209 Indians 210 211 212 213 216 217 218 219 Indictment and Information Infants Injunction Innkeepers Inspection Insurance Insurrection and Sedition Interest

122A Deposits and Escrows 123 124 125 126 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 Deposits in Court Descent and Distribution Detectives and Security Guards Detinue Disorderly Conduct Disorderly House District and Prosecuting Attorneys District of Columbia Disturbance of Public Assemblage Divorce Domicile

257A Mental Health 450 Merit Systems Protection 258A Military Justice 259 Militia

170A Federal Civil Procedure 170B Federal Courts 171 172 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 183 184 185 186 187 188 Fences Ferries Fines Fires Fish Fixtures Food Forcible Entry and Detainer Forfeitures Forgery Franchises Fraud Frauds, Statute of Fraudulent Conveyances Game Gaming

260 Mines and Minerals 265 Monopolies

220 Internal Revenue 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 International Law Interpleader Intoxicating Liquors Joint Adventures Joint-Stock Companies and Business Trusts Joint Tenancy Judges Judgment Judicial Sales Jury Justices of the Peace

266 Mortgages 267 Motions

268 Municipal Corporations 269 Names 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 Navigable Waters Ne Exeat Negligence Neutrality Laws Newspapers New Trial Notaries Notice Novation

135H Double Jeopardy 136 137 141 142 143 144 Dower and Curtesy Drains Easements Ejectment Election of Remedies Elections

231E Kidnapping

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Nuisance

315H Prostitution 315P Protection of Endangered Persons 315T Public Amusement and Entertainment 316A Public Contracts 317 Public Lands

346 347 348 349

Scire Facias Seals Seamen Searches and Seizures

380 Towage 381 Towns

280 Oath 281 282 283 Obscenity Obstructing Justice Officers and Public Employees

382T Trademarks 384 385 386 387 388 389 Treason Treaties Trespass Trespass to Try Title Trial Trover and Conversion

349A Secured Transactions 349B Securities Regulation 350 Seduction 350H Sentencing and Punishment 351 352 353 354 355 356 Sequestration Set-Off and Counterclaim Sheriffs and Constables Shipping Signatures Slaves

284 Pardon and Parole 285 Parent and Child 286 Parliamentary Law 287 Parties

317A Public Utilities 318 319 Quieting Title Quo Warranto

288 Partition 289 Partnership 290 Party Walls 291 292 Patents Paupers

319H Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 Railroads Rape Real Actions Receivers Receiving Stolen Goods Recognizances Records Reference Reformation of Instruments Registers of Deeds Release Religious Societies Remainders Removal of Cases Replevin Reports Rescue Reversions Review

390 Trusts 391 392 Turnpikes and Toll Roads Undertakings

392T Unemployment Compensation 393 394 395 396 United States United States Magistrates United States Marshals Unlawful Assembly

294 Payment 295 Penalties 296 Pensions 297 Perjury

356A Social Security and Public Welfare 357 358 359 Sodomy Specific Performance Spendthrifts

396A Urban Railroads 398 399 Usury Vagrancy

298 Perpetuities 300 Pilots 302 303 Pleading Pledges

360 States 361 362 363 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 378 379 Statutes Steam Stipulations Submission of Controversy Subrogation Subscriptions Suicide Sunday Supersedeas Taxation Telecommunications Tenancy in Common Tender Territories Time Torts

400 Vendor and Purchaser 401 Venue

305 Possessory Warrant 306 Postal Service 307 Powers

402 War and National Emergency 403 Warehousemen 404 Waste 405 Waters and Water Courses 406 Weapons 407 Weights and Measures

307A Pretrial Procedure 308 Principal and Agent 309 Principal and Surety 310 311 Prisons Private Roads

408 Wharves 409 Wills 410 411 413 414 Witnesses Woods and Forests Workers’ Compensation Zoning and Planning

340 Rewards 341 342 343 344 345 Riot Robbery Sales Salvage Schools

311H Privileged Communications and Confidentiality 313 Process

313A Products Liability 314 315 Prohibition Property

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Searching by West Topic and Key Number
When you have identified a topic and key number associated with the legal issue you are researching, you can run a Terms and Connectors search using that topic and key number to quickly retrieve cases involving the same legal issue. A topic and key number search does not require a field-restricted format; that is, you do not need to include a field name or abbreviation as part of your search request. For example, to search for cases with headnotes classified under topic 343 (Sales) and key number 255 (Parties; Privity), type 343k255. To narrow your search, add search terms. For example, the query 343k255 /p contract retrieves cases with headnotes classified under topic 343 and key number 255 that also contain the term contract in the same digest paragraph.

Topic field searching
You can also retrieve cases with headnotes classified under a specific West digest topic by using a topic field (to) restriction in your Terms and Connectors search. In addition to the topic name and number, the topic field contains the hierarchical classification information, key number, and text of the related key line. For example, to retrieve cases with headnotes classified under topic 409 (Wills), type to(409) or to(wills). The broader search is to(wills) because it retrieves cases in which the term wills is mentioned in the key line or other levels of the hierarchy, even if the headnotes are not classified under topic 409. To narrow your search, add search terms; for example, type to(409) /p “condition subsequent”.

Using the West Key Number Digest (Custom Digest)
The West Key Number Digest, also called the Custom Digest, contains the complete topic and key number outline used by West attorney-editors to classify headnotes. The West Key Number Digest helps you identify topic and key numbers related to your issue and retrieve cases with headnotes classified under those topic and key numbers. To access the West Key Number Digest, click Key Numbers at the top of any page, then click West Key Number Digest Outline under Browse Key Numbers. (Alternatively, click Custom Digest at a case law database Search page.) To browse the digest, click the plus (+) and minus (–) symbols. In addition to browsing the West Key Number Digest for relevant topic and key numbers, you can also search for them using the Search for Key Numbers feature. To use the Search for Key Numbers feature, complete these steps: 1. Click Key Numbers at the top of any page. A page is displayed that contains the Search for Key Numbers text box. 2. Type your terms, e.g., family and medical leave, in the text box. 3. To change the jurisdiction from which you retrieve case headnotes, click Change Jurisdiction, then select the check boxes next to the jurisdiction you want and click Done. 4. Click Search. A list of topic and key numbers is displayed. 5. Click a topic and key number to view the headnotes classified under that topic and key number. Or select the check boxes next to one or more topic and key numbers and click Search Selected to view the headnotes classified under those topic and key numbers.

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Digest Topics by Specialty
Antitrust
29T Antitrust and Trade Regulation 115 118A 135 143 156 157 158 170A 170B 197 212 222 227 228 230 241 250 314 319 334 378 394 410 Damages Declaratory Judgment Domicile Election of Remedies Estoppel Evidence Exceptions, Bill of Federal Civil Procedure Federal Courts Habeas Corpus Injunction Interpleader Judges Judgment Jury Limitation of Actions Mandamus Prohibition Quo Warranto Removal of Cases Time United States Magistrates Witnesses 156 157 158 161 189 197 212 222 227 228 230 231 241 242 250 267 271 275 277 287 302 Estoppel Evidence Exceptions, Bill of Execution Garnishment Habeas Corpus Injunction Interpleader Judges Judgment Jury Justices of the Peace Limitation of Actions Lis Pendens Mandamus Motions Ne Exeat New Trial Notice Parties Pleading 237 306 311H 372 56 70 76 92B 95 117T 186 219 278 294 343 Bills and Notes Carriers Chattel Mortgages Consumer Credit Contracts Debtor and Creditor Fraudulent Conveyances Interest Novation Payment Sales

Bankruptcy
51 117T 163 202 Bankruptcy Debtor and Creditor Exemptions Homestead

Business Organizations
41 52 54 65 66 70 71 75 80 81 101 Associations Banks and Banking Beneficial Associations Brokers Building and Loan Associations Carriers Cemeteries Charities Clubs Colleges and Universities Corporations

349A Secured Transactions 403 Warehousemen

Communications
92 99 Constitutional Law Copyrights and Intellectual Property Libel and Slander Postal Service Privileged Communications and Confidentiality Telecommunications

108A Credit Reporting Agencies 145 167 190 213 224 225 241E 289 317A 320 332 345 372 Electricity Factors Gas Innkeepers Joint Adventures Joint-Stock Companies and Business Trusts Limited Liability Companies Partnership Public Utilities Railroads Religious Societies Schools Telecommunications

307A Pretrial Procedure 313 314 319 322 327 334 339 346 351 352 363 370 378 388 401 410 Process Prohibition Quo Warranto Real Actions Reference Removal of Cases Review Scire Facias Sequestration Set-Off and Counterclaim Stipulations Supersedeas Time Trial Venue Witnesses

Criminal Justice
18 19 35 36 37 55 63 67 88 91 96H 98 103 110 129 130 131 133 Adulteration Adultery Arrest Arson Assault and Battery Bigamy Bribery Burglary Compounding Offenses Conspiracy Controlled Substances Convicts Counterfeiting Criminal Law Disorderly Conduct Disorderly House District and Prosecuting Attorneys Disturbance of Public Assemblage

Civil Procedure–State
2 13 21 25T 30 31 44 48 73 96 102 105 106 115 118A 123 135 143 150 Abatement and Revival Action Affidavits Alternative Dispute Resolution Appeal and Error Appearance Attachment Audita Querela Certiorari Contribution Costs Court Commissioners Courts Damages Declaratory Judgment Deposits in Court Domicile Election of Remedies Equity

396A Urban Railroads

Civil Procedure–Federal
2 13 25T 48 96 106 Abatement and Revival Action Alternative Dispute Resolution Audita Querela Contribution Courts

Commercial Law
29T 38 51 52 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Assignments Bankruptcy Banks and Banking

135H Double Jeopardy 146 Embezzlement

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151 165 166 169 170 174 175 180 181 184 193 197 203 207 210 211 218 231E 234 236 248 256 273 281 282 284 297 310

Escape Extortion and Threats Extradition and Detainers False Personation False Pretenses Fines Fires Forfeitures Forgery Fraud Grand Jury Habeas Corpus Homicide Incest Indictment and Information Infants Insurrection and Sedition Kidnapping Larceny Lewdness Malicious Mischief Mayhem Neutrality Laws Obscenity Obstructing Justice Pardon and Parole Perjury Prisons

406 410

Weapons Witnesses

136 162 191 220 226 240 298 307 333 371 373 390 409

Dower and Curtesy Executors and Administrators Gifts Internal Revenue Joint Tenancy Life Estates Perpetuities Powers Remainders Taxation Tenancy in Common Trusts Wills

345 360 375 381 393 405

Schools States Territories Towns United States Waters and Water Courses

Education
81 345 Colleges and Universities Schools

Employment Law
78 81 104 Civil Rights Colleges and Universities Counties

Health
43 76A 96H Asylums and Assisted Living Facilities Chemical Dependents Controlled Substances

231H Labor and Employment 268 283 345 Municipal Corporations Officers and Public Employees Schools

198H Health 257A Mental Health 315P Protection of Endangered Persons

356A Social Security and Public Welfare 360 381 States Towns

Family Law
4 17 76D 76E 76H 134 205 207 211 253 285 315P Abortion and Birth Control Adoption Child Custody Child Support Children Out-of-Wedlock Divorce Husband and Wife Incest Infants Marriage Parent and Child Protection of Endangered Persons

356A Social Security and Public Welfare

Immigration
24 Aliens, Immigration, and Citizenship

392T Unemployment Compensation 393 413 United States Workers’ Compensation

Insurance
217 Insurance 356A Social Security and Public Welfare 392T Unemployment Compensation 413 Workers’ Compensation

Energy
145 190 260 317A 362 402 Electricity Gas Mines and Minerals Public Utilities Steam War and National Emergency

Intellectual Property
29T 99 291 379 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Copyrights and Intellectual Property Patents Torts

Financial Institutions
52 66 92B Banks and Banking Building and Loan Associations Consumer Credit

315H Prostitution 315P Protection of Endangered Persons

Environmental Law
23 145 149E 176 187 260 270 279 405 414 Agriculture Electricity Environmental Law Fish Game Mines and Minerals Navigable Waters Nuisance Waters and Water Courses Zoning and Planning

319H Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations 321 324 337 341 342 349 Rape Receiving Stolen Goods Rescue Riot Robbery Searches and Seizures

382T Trademarks

108A Credit Reporting Agencies 217 Insurance

International
24 26 114 221 385 402 Aliens, Immigration, and Citizenship Ambassadors and Consuls Customs Duties International Law Treaties War and National Emergency

Government Contracts
64 68 81 104 132 137 200 235 268 316A Bridges Canals Colleges and Universities Counties District of Columbia Drains Highways Levees and Flood Control Municipal Corporations Public Contracts

350H Sentencing and Punishment 357 368 384 396 399 Sodomy Suicide Treason Unlawful Assembly Vagrancy

Estate Planning
17 75 76H 124 Adoption Charities Children Out-of-Wedlock Descent and Distribution

Juvenile Justice
211 Infants

Legal Services
25T Alternative Dispute Resolution

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45 46 79 105 106 131 227 231 276 327 394

Attorney and Client Attorney General Clerks of Courts Court Commissioners Courts District and Prosecuting Attorneys Judges Justices of the Peace Notaries Reference United States Magistrates

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Brokers

298 311 315 317 318 322 330 333 338 358 386 387 400 404 414

Perpetuities Private Roads Property Public Lands Quieting Title Real Actions Registers of Deeds Remainders Reversions Specific Performance Trespass Trespass to Try Title Vendor and Purchaser Waste Zoning and Planning

184 190

Fraud Gas

198H Health 211 Infants

198H Health 213 233 237 249 272 279 313A 315T 320 350 354 379 Innkeepers Landlord and Tenant Libel and Slander Malicious Prosecution Negligence Nuisance Products Liability Public Amusement and Entertainment Railroads Seduction Shipping Torts Trespass Trover and Conversion Waste Weapons

257A Mental Health 272 332 345 Negligence Religious Societies Schools

Real Property
6 15 20 59 65 66 84 89A 97 108 119 120 141 142 148 149 154 171 177 179 206 226 233 238 239 240 242 257 266 272 288 290 Abstracts of Title Adjoining Landowners Adverse Possession Boundaries Brokers Building and Loan Associations Common Lands Condominium Conversion Covenants Dedication Deeds Easements Ejectment Eminent Domain Entry, Writ of Estates in Property Fences Fixtures Forcible Entry and Detainer Improvements Joint Tenancy Landlord and Tenant Licenses Liens Life Estates Lis Pendens Mechanics’ Liens Mortgages Negligence Partition Party Walls

Maritime Law
16 82 172 252 270 300 311H 344 348 354 408 Admiralty Collision Ferries Maritime Liens Navigable Waters Pilots Privileged Communications and Confidentiality Salvage Seamen Shipping Wharves

Securities and Commodities Regulation
83H 160 Commodity Futures Trading Regulation Exchanges

386 389 404 406

349B Securities Regulation

Transportation
16 48A 48B 64 68 70 82 83 172 200 Admiralty Automobiles Aviation Bridges Canals Carriers Collision Commerce Ferries Highways Railroads Seamen Shipping Turnpikes and Toll Roads

Taxation
83 104 220 238 268 345 371 381 Commerce Counties Internal Revenue Licenses Municipal Corporations Schools Taxation Towns

Medicare and Medicaid
198H Health

Military Law
34 Armed Services 258A Military Justice 259 402 Militia War and National Emergency

Torts
37 45 48A 78 82 91 117 168 178 179 Assault and Battery Attorney and Client Automobiles Civil Rights Collision Conspiracy Death False Imprisonment Food Forcible Entry and Detainer

320 348 354 391

Products Liability
145 164 178 190 313A Electricity Explosives Food Gas Products Liability

Unemployment Compensation
392T Unemployment Compensation

Professional Malpractice
11A 45 Accountants Attorney and Client

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Published 7/09. Material #40901381. Replaces Material #40869882. © 2009 Thomson Reuters L-352461

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