Dubois-Mark
Attorney Mark Dubois ()

One of the “best practices” these days for websites is the use of a disclaimer to avoid the creation of an attorney-client relationship. Sometimes folks ask me for a form. Here is one that a friend sent:

STANDARD DISCLAIMER: Please read all instructions and warnings before use. Must be 18 years of age or older to proceed further. Enter at your own risk. Do not enter. Speed limit — 28.8 or higher. Stop here on red. Hostess will seat you. Trucks over 4 tons excluded. Void where prohibited by law. Some assembly required. This is a test of the emergency broadcast system — this is ONLY A TEST! List each check separately by bank number. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Use only as directed. For indoor or outdoor use only. Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly. We make no other warranties, expressed or implied. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment.

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This disclaimer may not be copied or reproduced in any form without the expressed written consent of whomever I stole it from.•