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Electronic Signatures: A Primer

LexisNexis (December 19, 2017, 2:57 PM EST) -- Electronic signatures are recognized by United States federal and state law.  They can generally be challenged on two grounds: (1) that the parties did not intend to conduct the transaction by electronic means, or (2) that the E-signature was not the act of the purported signatory.   If these can be overcome, then the signature is valid. 

The risks of using electronic signatures are greater in consumer transactions.  Courts now recognize three types of electronic consumer consent: Shrinkwrap, Clickwrap and Browsewrap.  Each of these is discussed below....
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