All Atwitter About Being Served

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Plutonius, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    The courts recently ruled that lawsuits can be served to a defendant through a tweet on their twitter accounts.

    I think it's a bad idea. What's your opinion ?
     
  2. AsherN macrumors 6502

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    Just wow. I have a twitter account. Never really check it. I'd neveer know I got served. There is a reason you have to be served in person.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Wow. This is a ridiculous concept end to end.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Ludicrous. I can see it now. Your honor, we served them via Twitter. Hey dumbass, you served a parody account.
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Ridiculous. People need to stop legitimizing garbage services like twitter.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, this is beyond stupid.
     
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The judged cited that the twitter account was active and in use.

    People like you and me, who rarely use twitter would not be impacted.

    I could however, be served on PRSI.
     
  8. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    Think about it... "@TrumpsFlappyTaint you have been served" would never hold up in a court of law. This is ridiculous.
     
  9. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Huh. I would have thought email would be the first electronic avenue that legal service would be ruled admissible.

    Twitter??
     
  10. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Horrible idea.

    Such matters should be served in person, and to the person addressed to (not a roommate, sibling, parent, adult child, etc.) ever. They should have to sign for it and a record should be kept. That should be the standard.

    With Twitter I don't know how you would know you sent to right account. People can have the same names and accounts can be spelled really similar increasing likelihood of error.
     
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