A column in the New York Law Journal in 1977 titled “Wills in the Mechanical Age” discussed the then novel question of whether a photostatic reproduction of a testamentary instrument complied with New York’s statutory requirement that it must be “in writing.”
The simple answer was that the means of preparation of the document were not determinative. Rather, it was its purposeful adoption as an original by the testator that controlled.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]