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“Enforcing a Personal Injury Settlement in the Age of Emails and Texting,” New York Law Journal

April 1, 2016
Theodore W. Ucinski III

“As [text messaging] becomes more prevalent in the workplace, more and more settlement negotiations are being conducted via instant electronic communication including text messages and e-mail,” writes Theodore W. Ucinski III, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s General Liability Practice Group.

“So the question then becomes, is an email or text message sufficient to bind the parties to a settlement?”

In this article, Ted explores the unique and evolving challenges, in terms of enforcing settlement agreements, that come with the move away from traditional correspondence. His analysis looks at what constitutes a “writing” in the age of instant electronic communication, where courts are likely heading in this area, and practical steps practitioners may take to protect their clients’ interests in the ever-changing landscape of technology.

Read the article here: