What Social Media Process Service May Look Like In Texas

Law360 (September 10, 2020, 3:19 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 21, the Supreme Court of Texas approved an amendment to Rule 106 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure to allow substituted service through social media.[1] The court is accepting public comments regarding the proposed amendment by Dec. 1. Assuming no further change, the new Rule 106 will take effect Dec. 31.

For the first time, the proposed amended Rule 106 includes substituted service "electronically by social media, email, or other technology."[2] The amended rule retains the Rule 106 requirement that the movant demonstrate that such proposed service "will be reasonably effective to give the defendant notice of the...

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