Facebook used to serve ACT Supreme Court judgment
TWO friends who defaulted on a six-figure loan are about to find out through Facebook that a mortgage lender’s lawyers are on their trail.
In an Australian and possibly world first, two lawyers have won a court order to allow them to serve a default judgment through Facebook.
After failing to serve the court documents personally, lawyers Mark McCormack and Jason Oliver tracked down the debtors’ Facebook page.
They were granted permission in the ACT Supreme Court to serve the default judgment through a Facebook email to the debtors.
“We don’t know of any other lawyer who has used Facebook in this way,” said Mr McCormack, of Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers.
“We got the idea ourselves in the course of looking at alternative methods of bringing the matter to the defendants’ attention.
“They weren’t available at their residence. They no longer worked at the place given in some documents as the last place of their employment.”