You’ve Been Served (via Facebook)!

    A New York judge ruled that divorce papers may be served via Facebook. From the WSJ: “NPR tracked down the March 27 decision, which says an in-person delivery is still the option of first resort. But electronic communication isn’t off the table. Here’s some rationale: ‘The past decade has also seen the advent and ascendancy of social media, with websites such as Facebook and Twitter occupying a central place in the lives of so many people. Thus, it would appear that the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet is the use of social media sites as forums through which a summons can be delivered.’”

    In California, the Code of Civil Procedure does not contemplate service of summons by Facebook. For now, California litigants will be confined to the methods prescribed here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=ccp&group=00001-01000&file=415.10-415.95

    Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/04/06/judge-its-ok-to-serve-divorce-papers-via-facebook/

    Uploaded by J. Ryan Gustafson, Esq.
    April 8, 2015