A statute requiring certain contracts to be by typing and signed by the parties bound by the contract. The purpose is to prevent fake and other personal. The most common types regarding contracts to which the statute applies are contracts that involve the sell or transportation of land, and contracting that unable be completed within one year. See, e.g. Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. five. Calhoun, 516 U.S. 199 (1996).