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Monday, August 14, 2006

E-Mail and the Statute of Frauds

United_kingdom_flag_13 Does an e-mail with the sender’s name and address in the header -- inserted by the Internet service provider -- count as a “signed” writing for purposes of the statute of frauds relating to guarantees?

No, according to a recent U.K. decision reported by Ruth Pedley of London’s CMS Cameron McKenna LLP.

[Frank Snyder]

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