The Statute of Frauds

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Roger Bernhardt

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2007


This article discusses the California Supreme Court case Sterling v. Taylor which held that extrinsic evidence may be admitted to support a claim that the Statute of Frauds has been met. When a writing is not sufficient, the attorney must not only decide whether there is sufficient supporting evidence to get past the Statute of Frauds, but also whether that evidence is sufficiently consistent with the writing.

Keywords: Sterling v. Taylor, Extrinsic Evidence, Signature

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bernhardt, Roger, The Statute of Frauds (March 1, 2007). Available at SSRN: or

Roger Bernhardt (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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