n Without Prejudice - Electronic communications and contracts : contract law

Volume 15, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The instantaneous and informal nature of e-mail makes it easy to hit the send button without considering the consequences. Litigation practitioners are used to dealing with discovering and cross-examining on electronic communications during the trial process. One only has to think of the uncomfortable position in which Bill Gates found himself while being cross-examined on his personal e-mail in the case of , 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001).

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