Amazon's E-mail Agreement Same As Paper: Judge

Law360, New York (January 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Reinforcing the power of e-mail as a medium for an enforceable settlement, a Massachusetts appeals court ruled in favor of Basis Technology Corp. in its case against Inc. regarding nonpayment for work done on the online retailer's Japanese Web site.

Associate Justice Mitchell J. Sikora Jr. last week upheld a ruling that an e-mail exchange between Basis counsel and Amazon counsel constituted a binding settlement agreement.

The lower court correctly ruled that Basis' e-mail, sent March 23, 2005, “constituted a sufficiently complete and unambiguous statement...
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