• Service of Process through Facebook as a Last Resort
  • August 4, 2017 | Author: Beth S. Rose
  • Law Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office
  • Who says Facebook is just for posting photos of family and friends? For the past few years, courts across the United States have allowed plaintiffs to effectuate service of process through social media platforms like Facebook. Typically, plaintiffs have been permitted to use social media as a supplemental means of serving complaints, etc. On May 10, 2017, the New Jersey Superior Court’s Chancery Division in Morris County,approved the first published decision in New Jersey to allow a plaintiff to effectuate service of process through Facebook. Of particular interest was the fact that the Court allowed service of process through Facebook alone. K.A. v. J.L., Docket No. C-157-15, 2016 N.J. Super. LEXIS 166 (Ch. Div. April 11, 2016).