The California Code of Civil Procedure
govern your question. CCP 1010.6 (2) states:
(2) (A) When a document to be filed requires the signature, not under penalty of perjury, of an attorney or a self-represented party, the document shall be deemed to have been signed by that attorney or self-represented party if filed electronically. (B) When a document to be filed requires the signature, under penalty of perjury, of any person, the document shall be deemed to have been signed by that person if filed electronically and if a printed form of the document has been signed by that person prior to, or on the same day as, the date of filing. The attorney or person filing the document represents, by the act of filing, that the declarant has complied with this section. The attorney or person filing the document shall maintain the printed form of the document bearing the original signature and make it available for review and copying upon the request of the court or any party to the action or proceeding in which it is filed.The BEST thing to do is to actually go to the court and speak to the court administrator. However, based on the above court rule, you should take a copy of the printed document with your ACTUAL signature to the court. The document must be dated on the day that it was filed.
The Court MAY accept a copy with your original signature, OR if it won't accept it, then you need to keep a copy with your original signature in case the court or other party questions your filing.
You may also wish to print out a copy of the Second Amended Complaint, sign it, and send it to the Defendant. You can indicate that there was an error in the transmission of the filing such that your signature did NOT appear. You can indicate that the original was filed at the court on x date. Again, make sure that the document is dated on the day that it was filed.
Finally, if the document does NOT require the wording that it was "signed under penalty of perjury," then you need not worry about the lack of signature.
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