New Facebook Notification: 'You've Been Served'

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT) -- In March, a bill was introduced in the Texas legislature that would permit Texas state courts to authorize service of legal process via social media. Just a few days later, a U.S. district court in New York ordered that the plaintiff may serve documents, other than the summons and complaint, on defendants located abroad via email and social media. FTC v. PCCare247 Inc., No. 12-CIV-7189 (PAE) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 7, 2013).

This appears to be the first time that a U.S. district court has authorized service via...
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