Friday, May 22, 2009

N.Z Court & Facebook

Facebook has now been used as a method to convey very important messages in foreign countries, including the service of Court papers.

According to Legal Blog Watch, last March a High Court Judge in New Zealand has permitted lawyers to serve process on a Defendant in Britain through the social networking site Facebook. The lawsuit, brought by a New Zealand company Axe Market Garden, alleges that the owner's son, Craig Axe, took NZ$241,000 (+/- US$126,000) from the company's bank account. The permission was given after the Company's Lawyers said they cannot locate the Defendant's precise where about, but know that he has a Facebook account.
One of the lawyers, Daniel Vincent, believed that such Court permit is the first in New Zealand. He said that his request for the Court order was inspired by an earlier Court order in Canberra-Australia which approved the use of Facebook to notify a couple that they had lost their home after defaulting on a loan.

The above news interestingly indicate that Facebook is now playing an increasing role in people's lives. Therefore, I hope that we in Indonesia can also realize that Facebook is not merely beneficial for private purposes but also for professionals too.


Rob Baiton said...

I was just about to write on this too. Kind of like a follow up to the Imams of East Java looking to make FB haram...but I guess I do not need to now :D

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Harry Nizam H. said...

I have been commenting on the East Java Imam's fatwa on other sites, including yours, I need a break.

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Harry Nizam H. said...

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