Ask Ms. Ps & Qs

By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:

I’m so excited that someone has sent me some questions!1 Here’s the gist: in the rest of the business world, people can sign documents electronically, so why won’t bankruptcy courts allow debtors to e-sign? Why do they require “wet” signatures? Aren’t e-docs safer, because they can show any alterations? And given that we file e-signed documents all the time using, well, ECF, what is the big deal about “wet” signatures?

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