Washington, DC asked in Contracts for Maryland

Q: I have a question regarding digital signatures. Someone is stating that I signed a contract on their ipad.

Someone is stating that I signed a contract but when I placed that signature on their iPad they had told me it was in order to allow them to call my insurance company. They did not tell me or read me out the rest of the contract which stated that we would be liable for 30% cost of a job to a home. What are my rights on this?

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Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann
  • Crownsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If a signature was procured by fraud / misrepresentation that would be a defense. However, it may become a matter of he said / she said and a battle of conflicting testimony if someone presents a signed "contract" and the signer says they were falsely induced to sign it without realizing what they signed.

Assuming the home was in Maryland and you signed this at your home, the Consumer Protection Act and the door-to-door sales act may offer some additional rights and protection.

You may wish to reach out to the state's Attorney General / Consumer Protection Division and/or seek legal advice from an attorney of your choosing. While not legal advice, I hope that this general information helps.

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