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An Australian court has allowed someone to be served with notice of a lawsuit – by message on Facebook!
Using Facebook in order to serve notice of a lawsuit became the method of last resort after a mortgage company unsuccessfully tried to serve notice of a repossession in more traditional ways. The couple who owned the house that was being repossessed were evading service.
The unusual method of service was permitted after the attorney for the mortgage company demonstrated to the judge that they had exhausted all other methods of serving the documents on the couple who owned the home.
The attorney, Mark McCormack, explained that “It’s somewhat novel, however we do see it as a valid method of bringing the matter to the attention of a defendant.”
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