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English High Court allows commercial claim to be served on a defendant via Facebook

The English High Court has recently allowed a commercial claim to be served on a defendant via Facebook and in the process has demonstrated that even the senior courts are willing to take advantage of the offerings of modern technology. Although serving via Facebook is not a novel concept for the English legal system (Hastings County Court allowed service of a document via Facebook in 2011), such a method has never previously been sanctioned by the High Court.

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99 Bishopsgate
London
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Firmwide revenue 2011 ($m): 2,152
Global lawyers 2011: 2,062
Jurisdiction: US
No. of offices: 5
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