Facebook used to find defendants in Australian court case

SYDNEY (AFP) – - An Australian lawyer has served legal documents on a couple via Facebook in what is thought to be a world first, his firm said on Tuesday.

Mark McCormack used the Internet to track down the pair after they defaulted on a large loan and was given permission by the Australian courts to use the social networking site to file papers against them.

“We believe it’s certainly the first time in Australia… and we haven’t heard of it being done anywhere internationally,” said Archie Tsirimokos, of McCormack’s firm Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers, confirming the documents were sent Tuesday….

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