In an unprecedented move, a UK court has allowed a man to be served via Facebook. Usually, individuals are served either in person, by mail or fax, but since the accused has been hard to reach, and the lawyers don’t have the man’s email address, they asked to court to serve him via Facebook:
The lawyers didn’t have his email address, so they applied for permission to send him the claim through Facebook.
Jenkins, an associate with London-based law firm Memery Crystal, said the lawyers were confident that de Biase’s account was still active.
The counsel told the judge that someone from the firm had been monitoring the account and they’d seen that he’s recently added two new friends, which made the judge chuckle,” she said.
Sure, you can run, you can hide, but if you’re on Facebook, you might get served!