Monday, February 27, 2012

Facebook: A New Way to Be Served?

A high court judge in England ruled last week that Facebook could be used to serve legal claims. 

“Justice Nigel Teare permitted the unconventional method of service during a pretrial hearing into a case which pits two investment managers against a brokerage firm they accuse of overcharging them.”  The Plaintiff’s attorneys were unable to locate either the home address or email address of one of the defendant brokers.  However, the Plaintiff’s law firm had been observing the Defendant broker’s Facebook and saw that the defendant continued to add new “friends.”  A fact which made the judge chuckle. 

Facebook has declined to comment on this most recent way in which Facebook can be an inconvenience.