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Any signed agreement, not including cancellation notices, memos, letters, telegrams, or even a combination of all of the above, must state: 

C. consideration, 

I. identity of parties, 

S. subject matter, 

T. terms and conditions, 

S. signature. 

Contracts are enforced against signing parties only. A signature is defined as a name, initials, or even a company name or logo, and can be handwritten, typed, or printed. It includes the signatures of authorized agents.

Neither the common law nor the UCC requires a hand-written signature, Just Pants v. Wagner, 247 Ill. App. 3d 166, 617 N. E.2d 246, 251, 187 Ill. Dec. 38 (Ill. App. 1993); Monetti, S.P.A. v. Anchor Hocking Corp., supra, 931 F.2d at 1182; Hillstrom v. Gosnay, 188 Mont. 388, 614 P.2d 466, 469 (Mont. 1980); Davenport, Murray & Cassling, supra, § 5/1-201, Illinois Code Comment 42, pp. 53-54; cf. Restatement (Second) of Contracts § 134, comment a (1981), even though such a signature is better evidence of identity than a typed one.

It is not customary, though it is possible, to include an electronic copy of a handwritten signature in an e-mail, and therefore ...

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