Latest Facebook App: You've Been Served!
from the allow-this-application-to-access-your-legal-history?--yes/no dept
The process of serving legal papers on someone can be quite tricky -- especially if they're purposely avoiding it. However, a judge in Australia has now allowed a lawyer to serve a couple via Facebook with notification that they've lost their house due to defaulting on a loan. The court had already ruled that they were to lose their house for the default (the couple didn't even bother to show up in court), but before the house could actually be taken, the couple had to be served with the ruling. However, that proved to be much more difficult than usual, and after exhausting a variety of different attempts, the court finally ruled that using Facebook would be an acceptable way to serve the documents.