# Key Number Digests Key Numbers and Key Number

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Key Number Digests

Key Numbers and Key Number Digests • West’s Key Number Digests are the research link between key numbers and the National Reporter System cases. • The digests contain the headnotes (digest paragraphs) and their corresponding topic and key numbers from every case in the National Reporter System. • The headnotes (digest paragraphs) are organized alphabetically by topic and then numerically by key number.

• This is a page from the Minnesota Digest. • Listed are all the headnotes (digest paragraphs) from Minnesota cases that discuss the points of law assigned to specific key numbers 8(2), 9, and 12 under the topic of Abatement and Revival.

Digest sets include • • State digests Regional digests Federal Practice Digest Specialty subjects, such as Bankruptcy, Military Justice, Federal Claims, and Education Law digests • Decennial digests, which contain all headnotes from cases for each 10 -year period beginning with 1897 • The Century Digest, which contains headnotes from cases from 1658 to 1896

Each digest set spans many volumes and is organized first alphabetically by the more than 400 topics in the Key Number System, then numerically by key number.

Headnote (Digest) Databases The identifiers of the headnote databases include the suffix HN, e. g. , MN-CS-HN, ALLFEDS-HN. Federal headnote (or digest) databases on Westlaw State headnote (or digest) databases on Westlaw

Question The Key Number Digests contain 1. The synopsis from each case in the National Reporter System 2. Headnotes from cases in the National Reporter System, organized by date of case 3. Citations to the full case 4. None of the above

Question The Key Number Digests contain; 1. The synopsis from each case in the National Reporter System 2. Headnotes from cases in the National Reporter System, organized by date of case 3. Citations to the full case 4. None of the above

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