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Is an original signed legal document that is scanned and saved in the cloud as binding in court as the original paper copy?

David Casebere's Profile

I am interested in getting rid of paper. Can I rely on scanned legal documents to hold up in court? I have 2 clients with this question, a CPA firm and an insurance company.


Peter Lyons, MBA, CMA
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Good afternoon David,

The answer to your question in short is "no". It depends on the natue of the instrument, industry, and regulating authority.

I would consult your outside counsel for specifics on whether or not the instruments your clients are dealing with can be digitized or if they need to retain the original document.



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