Aussies Elude Attempt to Serve Papers Via Facebook

Couple hid profile before attorney could act
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 16, 2008 3:34 PM CST
After failed attempts to reach the couple at their home, shown here, the attorney tried serving them on Facebook.   (AP Photo/Mark Graham)
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(Newser) – The Australian debtors who were the object of a judge’s ruling that legal documents could be served via Facebook have remained one step ahead of the law, Ars Technica reports. After verifying the home-loan defaulters’ full names, birthdates, and “friend status” on their profile pages, an innovative attorney sought permission for the unprecedented act. The couple’s profiles disappeared before he could serve them.