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ROCA LABS CLAIMS THIS CLAUSE IS LEGALLY BINDING, I WONDER IF IT IS
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Dated: January 23, 2012
Updated: April 1, 2012, to add Crystal L. Cox to the blacklist
Updated: May 20, 2012, to add Brett Kimberlin to the blacklist
Updated: July 1, 2012, Crystal L. Cox and her friends can comment here. Well, they’ve been commenting here, but it’s fine.
Updated: November 12, 2014, Roca Labs, its agents, and its attorneys are prohibited from accessing Philly Law Blog
Updated: November 12, 2014. No one is allowed to sue Philly Law Blog or talk bad about it because we said so. LAW!