Monday, March 23, 2015

Facebook Service: It's Real.

Facebook: Selfies, cat pictures, "Which Kardashian Significant Other Are You" quizzes . . . and now, service. From the ABA Journal article, Service via Facebook Permitted as "Best Chance" of Actual Notice:
A New York court will allow a petitioner seeking to modify his child support obligations to serve legal papers on a respondent via Facebook because personal service was not practical . . . . The court noted . . . that the petitioner presented evidence that the respondent “maintains an active social media account with Facebook.” Finding service on respondent at her last known address to be “impracticable,” the court permitted service on her via Facebook.
You can read the Court's decision here. What a great time to be alive!

HT: Janine Gismondi via email.