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Recent Georgia Court Decisions: Emails & Contracts

Two recent court cases, Georgia v. Federal Defender Program, S22A1099 (Ga. December 20,2022) and Justice v. Georgia Department of Public Safety, A23A0160 (Ga. Ct. App. June 30,2023) affirm that fundamental principles of contract law apply to electronic communications, including email. Essentially, email exchanges can give rise to a legally binding “written” contract, provided that certain essential elements of a contract are present.1

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