What Constitutes An Enforceable E-Signature?

Law360, New York (January 8, 2015, 12:14 PM EST) -- Do you know what constitutes an enforceable electronic signature? The recent decision by the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District in JBB Investment Partners Ltd. et al. v. Thomas Fair et al. highlights the importance of understanding the potentially complex statutory scheme governing the validity of electronic signatures in your jurisdiction.

In JBB Investment Partners, the plaintiffs, investors, alleged the defendant, an attorney and the managing member of two single-purpose entities the plaintiffs invested in, for fraud in the procurement of the investor's investment.[1] Prior to filing suit against the defendant, attorneys for the plaintiffs sent a settlement...

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