[LINK] Canberra Lawyers Serve Reposession Order Via Facebook
chris at sw.oz.au
Wed Dec 17 15:47:22 EST 2008
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 10:44:50PM +0100, Kim Holburn wrote:
> There are just things wrong with this. Like how do you prove it was
> who you thought? How do you connect with someone without their
> allowing you? Is that hacking? And of course if you have a facebook
> account do *use* the privacy settings.
Of course process serving is a fairly inexact business in real life
as well, and the same general rules apply - if you get served but
choose to pretend you weren't, then you would have to front court
to prevent bailiffs doing their job, and the evidence of witnesses
such as the process server would need to be gainsaid. And then they
serve you for sure anyway...
I think it's probably legally "reasonable" to assume that the facebook
ids are associated with the people involved, and thus they might have to
provide evidence that they weren't served when the bailiffs show up and
break down the door.
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