Since 2012, a number of federal trial courts have been asked to allow summons and complaints to be served on defendants through Facebook. Some, but not all, of these requests have been granted, but not all, of these requests have been granted.
The latest case involved a copyright infringement case brought by Graphic Styles/Styles International LLC against Men’s Wear Creations and Richard Kumar, who are allegedly based in Hong Kong. For several months in 2014, Graphic Styles attempted to serve the defendants by international certified mail at the address listed on defendants’ web site. Each time, defendants did not sign the return receipt.
Graphic Styles filed a motion to allow service via email and Facebook. The court denied the motion, finding that Graphic Styles had not attempted to serve defendants in accordance with the Hague Convention through Hong Kong’s Central Authority. The court also suggested that Graphic Styles could attempt to personally serve the defendants when they are expected to be in the U.S., based on upcoming events posted on defendants’ Facebook page. The court left the door open for Graphic Styles to re-file its motion in six months if these efforts were not successful.
Check Out Ossian Law Youtube Page
Source: Ossian Law
Click here to be introduced to Ossian Law