Don’t Even Think About It

Via Concurring Opinions, this marvelous piece of refried boilerplate from the AALS Section on Contracts:


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2 Responses to Don’t Even Think About It

  1. Fred Schmertz says:

    Shouldn’t item #97 (First pull up, then pull down) read: “First pull down, then tear up”?

  2. Linkmeister says:

    My mother the retired librarian will appreciate that.

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