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Removal Request Without An Order To Seal
If no court order has been entered sealing a specific document that appears on LexRoll.com, you can submit a request for removal of that document with the following two-step process:
- Payment of a one-time, nonrefundable processing fee of $49.99; and
- Submission of a Request for Removal (see below).
Important: Removal is not guaranteed. LexRoll.com’s goal is to free the law of the land and to make court public records free and readily accessible to the public. This also involves making these records easily findable through search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc.
In line with the foregoing principles, a request for removal of a public court record will result in one of the following actions:
- Deletion of the document from LexRoll.com’s servers. If our staff attorney determines that the court order/opinion at issue carries very little precedential value and contains substantial information of private nature, that staff attorney assigned to your request will delete the document from LexRoll.com’s servers. Note that we have no control over how long it would take for the link(s) to the order/opinion we remove from our servers to get removed from the search engine databases. However, as soon as we remove an order/opinion from our servers, a visitor who clicks on the link to that deleted order/opinion from a search engine will be redirected to our main website.
- Blocking of search engine crawlers from accessing the document. If our staff attorney determines that the court order/opinion carries little to moderate precedential value but contains no informaiton of private nature, that staff attorney assigned to your request will block that document from appearing in search engine results using the robots.txt protocol. This means that when a person searches for that order/opinion using a search engine such as Google, that page from LexRoll.com would not show up in the search results. However, note that if the page already appears in the search results, it will take some time for the search engine to de-index the page from its database. Once the robots.txt protocol has been applied to a link from our database, we have no control whatsoever over how long it may take for the link(s) to the document(s) to come out of the search engine indexes.
- No Action (Rejection of Removal Request). If our staff attorney determines that the court order/opinion carries substantial precedential value (e.g., it appears in an official court reports), that staff attorney will reject the request for removal.
LexRoll.com attempts to process all requests for removal within five (5) business days. You will be notified of our action via email, which also will include our staff attorney’s report that he or she prepared while processing your removal request.
Step No. 1: Processing Fee
We are compelled to charge this processing fee to curb the number of frivolous removal requests we receive on a daily basis and to compensate for the attorney time required to consider and process such requests.
The nonrefundable processing fee of $49.99 will be processed through PayPal. After the payment is processed, you will be redirected to this page to complete Step No. 2 below.
Step No. 2: Request Submission
Submit your request for removal via email to lexrolldotcom (at) gmail.com
Please use the following as the subject of your email “Request for Removal Without Court Order to Seal” and include the information below in the body of your email:
- Your Full Name (Required)
- URL/Link to the Court Order/Opinion You Are Requesting to be Removed (Required);
- Confirmation of Payment of Processing Fee (Required); and
- A brief summary outlining the reason(s) why the court opinion/order should be removed.