Helpful Hints
  • (1) You can search the entire content of Dean’s by phrase or by individual words. Just type your keywords into the search box and then pull down the search icon on the right and choose the option you need: search by word or by phrase or reset the content.
  • (2) Double click on a word in the content of a definition, and if the word is listed as a keyword in Dean’s, it will look that word up.
  • (3) You can use the search function to help jump the scrolling function. Simply type the first 2-3 letters into the search box then hit enter on your keyboard and the scroll will go to those Keywords that begin with those letters and allow you to scroll from there.

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 ...

Register or login to access full content



Professors
Professionals
Students