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rdowns
Dec 17, 2008, 07:55 AM
SYDNEY (AFP) An Australian lawyer has served legal documents on a couple via Facebook in what is thought to be a world first, his firm said on Tuesday.
Mark McCormack used the Internet to track down the pair after they defaulted on a large loan and was given permission by the Australian courts to use the social networking site to file papers against them...

Earlier this year an Australian court allowed lawyers to serve rugby player Sonny Bill Williams with a subpoena via SMS text message after he broke his contract with an Australian team and defected to a French club.

Link (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081216/od_afp/australiajusticeinternetfacebook_081216062647;_ylt=Aqci_zISCUhhb6iM1Iv7vGKs0NUE)

Yet another good reason not to use Facebook. :D

Sun Baked
Dec 17, 2008, 08:30 AM
But the Facebook duo got wind of it and hid, so they didn't serve the foreclosure via Facebook.