Legal Bytes: Laws make e-signing of documents mainstream

By Cassandra C. Rich Originally published in The Daily Record of Rochester, NY. In today’s tech-savvy world, more and more companies are migrating towards online or e-commerce. Part of this growing trend is the ability to accept electronic signatures. In New York state, the use of e-signatures is governed by the federal Electronic Signatures in… Read more »

New York Appellate Court Holds Electronically Signed Affirmations Admissible

A New York State appellate court has ruled that an electronically signed affirmation is admissible under state court rules. The court determined that the term “subscribed” in state court rules does in fact include electronic signatures performed electronically with AssureSign Electronic Signature Software. According to the court, electronic signatures have the same legal effect as… Read more »

eSignature Approved by Michigan Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court has amended Rule 1.109 of the Michigan Court Rules to provide for electronic signatures and electronic notarization of signatures when necessary. This means that legal transactions can now be performed electronically with AssureSign Electronic Signature Software, saving all parties time and money. The Court added new subsection C, which provides: (C)… Read more »

Freddie Mac Announces Acceptance of eSignatures

Freddie Mac recently announced that it will now accept electronic signatures for certain documents. This means that real estate transactions can now be performed electronically with AssureSign Electronic Signature Software, saving home buyers, sellers and realtors from having to print, fax, scan, email, or sign documents in person. Effective immediately, federally regulated Sellers are permitted… Read more »