Service of process by Facebook?

In class this week, we noted that modern jurisprudence generally treats notice and personal jurisdiction as distinct issues. (The Transient Presence rule is an example of when both notice and PJ can be satisfied simultaneously.)

Regarding notice, the question came up in class whether service could be done via Facebook or Twitter.

Hot off the presses:

In a groundbreaking court ruling, a Staten Island man got permission to use Facebook to serve his ex-wife legal notice that he doesn’t want to pay any more child support.

A Family Court official ruled that Noel Biscocho could use Facebook to serve Anna Maria Antigua because other, more traditional methods to slap her with papers have not worked.

A copy of the opinion can be found here.

Source: NY Post. HT: SlashDot.

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