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Court Addresses Computer Generated Contract Forms Claims Administration

Sunday, November 02, 2003 05:46 pm

 
Court Addresses Computer Generated Contract Forms Claims Administration

A New York court has ruled that for purposes of contract interpretation, a computer generated document was a "printed form" and words added by word processor were a "typewritten" addition which carried greater weight.

A homeowner and a painting contractor entered into a written agreement. The contractor used a software program to format the contractor's standard agreement. This form, which could not be altered, included the contractor's name, address and standard terms and conditions. It included a blank space identified as an "estimate."

Using word processing software, the contractor added [...]

 
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