Electronic Service of Process
In the UK, the High Court allowed an injunction to be served via Facebook on an anonymous [and abusive] commenter to Donal Blaney's conservative blog. Imagine that...
In Australia, a foreclosure notice was ordered to be sent to the delinquent homeowners via Facebook. Under Canada's rules of alternate service, notice of a claim was sent to the defendant both through his employer, and via Facebook. And in New Zealand, a the initial complaint in a business dispute was allowed to be served on the missing defendant through a company Facebook page.
No reported cases here in the US folks, but it won't be long. These days, perhaps the most sure-fire way to get someone, at least a person that has a FB account, is by posting on their wall or sending a message.
Texas lawyer John G. Browning addresses the issue in an excellent article published in the Texas Bar Journal. More on this to come, for sure...