Summary Box: UK Legal Claims Served On Facebook
February 22, 2012 1:36AM (UTC)
STATUS UPDATE: Legal authorities say that a High Court judge in England has approved the use of Facebook to serve legal claims.
THE DISPUTE: The case pits two investment managers against a brokerage firm they accuse of overcharging them. The judge permitted the unconventional method of service during a pretrial hearing.
WHY FACEBOOK: One of the lawyers in the case says a copy of the lawsuit was left at the last known address of a defendant, but it wasn't clear whether he was still living there.
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