Facebook – The Next Legal Tool?


Out of Australia comes news that Facebook, yes THAT Facebook, was approved for default judgment notices.

Master Harper of the ACT Supreme Court ordered that a default judgement could be served on defendants by notification on Facebook. 
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Usually this is done by way of personal service or the mailing of the judgement to the defendant’s home. However, service can be difficult where the defendant is not easily located.
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Master Harper ordered that the defendants in the case could be validly served by the plaintiff sending a message by computer to the Facebook pages of both defendants informing them of the entry of and the terms of the judgement.
Australian courts are regarded as being amongst the most technologically advanced in the world, and this innovation goes to further that claim.

Thanks to Yale Law Library who first broke the story for SCATJ.