Notice by Email: Deemed Receipt

CK - Washington. Small court, big issue: When does a notice sent by email arrive? When it's sent? At the time the addressee's email client pulls it from the server? When the recipient notices it? Within a certain number of hours or days after mailing? What if the addressee is occupied with other matters? Visits the restroom? Lies in the hospital? Or enjoys a vacation? A German court decided the issue for the following set of facts: After business hours, a customer ordered travel arrangements from a travel agency, then booked the arrangements online and sent an email to the agency to cancel the initial order. The next morning, the travel agent arrived at the office before its usual business hours, noticed the order, fulfilled it, and noticed the email only after her return from a conference. The customer ended up with two travel arrangements and sued the agent for the resulting cancellation fee ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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