NY Court Holds Signed Emails Can Modify Contracts

Email and the lawThe New York Court of Appeals 1st Division recently upheld a lower court ruling that emails with signature lines “constitute ‘signed writings’ within the meaning of the statute of frauds, since plaintiff’s name at the end of his e-mail signified his intent to authenticate the contents.”

At issue was the modification of an employment contract which stipulated that any changes must be signed by all involved.

For details, see Brian Beckham’s excellent post.

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