Gentle Reminder: Faxes are Generally Considered “Received” Communication

While we don’t want to wade into official positions on legal issues, we feel the need to gently remind the public that faxes are generally considered a communication that has been “received”.received message

As we are reminded in the case of an owner of a Georgia nursing home who was accused of neglecting to maintain the facility as well as issue bounced cheques, a number of faxes (likely with a copy of the confirmation page) were sent in 2006 and at other times.

Unfortunately for the owner, saying “I didn’t get the message” is difficult when there’s a confirmation page confirming receipt of the message from the received fax machine.

For more information on the story, see the article in the Rome News-Tribune.