In this picture I’m helping my daughter’s mother-in-law, Donna, initiate her Facebook account.
Facebook has really taken off recently. I’ve been adding to my friends exponentially the last few months, as it seems like everyone is now flocking to Facebook as the preferred Social networking site. I still enjoy my Myspace account as well, but it is clear that right now it is facebook which is getting most of the activity.
Now, it looks like Facebook has become an approved channel for serving legal documents in Australia. I wonder how soon this will be done here in the US.
Here is the story:
Tue Dec 16, 11:07 pm ET
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Lawyers in Australia expect the internet social network site Facebook to become a new way of tracking down defendants after a landmark court ruling.
The Supreme Court in Australia’s capital Canberra has ruled that Facebook is a sufficient way of serving legal documents to defendants who cannot be found.
The case surrounded a couple who defaulted on a loan, but who couldn’t be found.
“We couldn’t find the defendants personally after many attempts so we thought we would try and find them on Facebook,” lawyer Mark McCormack said.
“We did a public search based on the email address we had and the defendants Facebook page appeared.”
He said that was enough to convince the court, which found Facebook was a sufficient way of communicating legal papers when it is the plaintiff’s responsibility to personally deliver documents.
(Reporting by James Grubel; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)