Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lawyers turn to Facebook to serve legal papers

Lawyers turn to Facebook to serve legal papers | Tue Dec 16, 10:37 pm ET | CANBERRA (Reuters) – "Lawyers in Australia expect the internet social network site Facebook to become a new way of tracking down defendants after a landmark court ruling.

The Supreme Court in Australia's capital Canberra has ruled that Facebook is a sufficient way of serving legal documents to defendants who cannot be found.

This is starting to get a little worrisome. The party to whom the responsibility of delivering legal papers can now just post something on Facebook and, whether you are able to retrieve it or not, you are served. Next thing you'll have to actually be the one who has to come into court to be served or you'll be locked up.

I'm all for law and order but this police state mentality that's taking over the world is getting very annoying.

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