This evening, ABC News reported the Facebook was used for the first time to serve legal documents in the Australia Capital Territory (ACT) Supreme Court. The ACT Supreme Court ordered that a judgement be served to defendants via the social networking site, after they failed to turn up to court.
The lawyer Mark McCormack suggested the novel way of contact, since no-one could find the two defendants. The co-defendants were listed as being friends with one another and their Facebook profiles displayed their birth dates, which was enough to satisfy the court that the right people would receive the documents.
Source: Lawyer uses Facebook to serve legal documents (ABC News)