What Standard must be Met for and Emailed Contract to be Considered Valid

A new ruling that could affect how Phoenix law offices advise their

clients on contract law is currently in the news. In September, an

Arizona appellate court advised that a trial court needed to determine

what constitutes an electronic signature in a contract.

The ruling follows a case between a real estate agent and a couple

who were accused of breaking an exclusivity contract. The agent

responded to a signed, emailed contract for a property from the

couple with the words, "Thank you" and her electronic business card.

At issue is whether the agent's response was sufficient to make the

contract valid.

The basics of electronic contract law.....

---In September, an Arizona appellate court advised that a trial court needed to determine

what constitutes an electronic signature in a contract.---

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