The Bloomberg BNA covered a New York court permitting a divorce plaintiff to serve her husband a divorce summons through a private Facebook message. Gardere Partner Peter S. Vogel told the publication that a New York state court previously approved the service by Facebook "to allow notice that child support obligations had ended for a divorced spouse who could not otherwise be found." Mr. Vogel added that service by Facebook "has been common practice for many years in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, among other countries."
Mr. Vogel is a litigation attorney in Gardere's Dallas office, where he serves as chair of the Firm's Internet, eCommerce and Technology Team.
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