Claim Certified with Digital Signature Deemed OK

The law is not a trend-setter.  It doesn’t readily change or adapt to tech.  So, a commonplace practice in business became a dispute when a claimant digitally certified a claim under the Contract Disputes Act.

E-mail Signature Not Enough to Certify a Claim

Construction project professionals routinely send e-mails with “signatures,” which typically include the sender’s typewritten name, title, contact information, and/or company logo.  But, this sort of e-mail “signature” is not enough to certify a claim to the Government.

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