An e-mail exchange between a real-estate owner and a prospective buyer cannot constitute an enforceable contract, a Queens judge has ruled.

The decision is contrary to a 2004 ruling, Rosenfeld v. Zerneck, 4 Misc. 3d 193, in which a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge ruled that such exchanges can satisfy the statute of frauds for the sale of real property.

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