FTC Can Serve Court Docs Via Facebook, Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission can serve legal documents on defendants through Facebook, saying that as technology advances, courts must be willing to consider new methods of service instead of dismissing them outright.

The FTC scored a win March 7 in its fight against an India-based company that it says cheated American customers in a computer repair scam, when U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer found the commission's plan to serve the company and its affiliates through Facebook was...
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Case Title

Federal Trade Commission v. PCCare247 Inc. et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-07189

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New York Southern

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Other Statutory Actions

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Paul A. Engelmayer

Date Filed

September 24, 2012

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